We’re in the thick of cold and flu season and knowing How to Make Elderberry Syrup is a trick we’re happy to have in our back pocket! Elderberry Syrup is a natural anti-viral and remedy to the common cold and flu and is a cinch to make at home using only a handful of ingredients and can save you a lot of money.
It’s important to follow the instructions in regards to how high to heat the stove and how long this syrup cooks for to ensure the natural toxin found in elderberries is deactivated.
Do not cover the pot while cooking.
There is no standard medical dosing for this syrup, but it’s generally considered safe for adults to take 1 tablespoon by mouth daily for prevention, and 1 tablespoon every 2-3 hours when fighting the cold or the flu. For children it is 1 teaspoon by mouth daily for prevention, or 1 teaspoon every 3 hours when fighting a cold or flu.
Because there is raw honey in this, this is not safe to give to babies under 1 year of age.
For any other concerns about whether or not this culinary herb is safe for you, check with your doctor.