Elderberries are native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Western Asia. These potent little berries are a terrific source of nutrients and antioxidants.
I create tinctures :)
**50grams is equal to 1/4 cup
Homemade Elderberry Syrup!
1/4 cup dried elderberries
3 cups of water
2 Tbsp fresh or dried ginger root
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp whole cloves or clove powder
1 cup raw honey
Pour water into medium saucepan and add elderberries, ginger, cinnamon and cloves (do not add honey yet, because the heat will destroy many of its medicinal benefits)
Bring to a boil and then cover (with the lid slightly cracked so steam can come out as it reduces) and reduce to a simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour until the liquid has reduced by almost half.
At that point, remove from heat and let cool enough to be handled
Pour through a strainer into a glass bowl
Discard the elderberries and let the liquid cool to lukewarm
When it is no longer hot, add 1 cup of honey and stir well
When honey is well mixed into the elderberry mixture, pour the syrup into a pint sized mason jar or 16 ounce glass bottle of some kind (I used an old dressing bottle)
Store Homemade Elderberry Syrup in the fridge, it will last several months!
I also use Homemade Elderberry Syrup to make Healthy Gummies for Colds, Flu and Sleep, for ....the grandkids kids LOVE them!