Contains enough herbs to make over 70 ounces of syrup. This bag makes 5 batches yielding 12-16 ounces per batch.
Packed in a stand alone, resealable bag ~ now with 2 (reusable, made in the USA!) thick, organic cotton, drawstring bags to contain your herbs while simmering for neatness and ease!
Store unused dried herbs in a cool, dry place for up to 2 years from purchase.
*Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup*
Step 1) Add 1.5 – 2 cups of purified water to a medium-sized pot.
Step 2) Add 1/4 cup of herb mixture to enclosed cotton drawstring bag to contain your herbs while simmering. Be sure to tie securely closed so that no herbs escape while simmering! Place the bag of herbs into the pot of water. Cover.
Step 3) Bring to a slow simmer and continue to simmer on low for 20-30 minutes. Turn off heat and steep until cooled.
Step 4) Once cooled, SQUEEZE!! Be sure to wring the bag very well as to get all of the herbal goodness out of your herbs!
Discard or compost used herbal material. Rinse the drawstring bag and dry for later use.
Step 5) Very gently warm your liquid once more in your pot just enough to incorporate honey. Do not overheat. Add 1 cup (or more) of raw or local honey and stir until well blended. Remove from heat.
Step 6) Once cooled a bit, pour your fresh, potent herbal syrup into glass jars or bottles and cap tightly.
*Don’t forget to label with contents and the date!
(Optional: add 1 Tbsp of vodka or brandy per cup of finished syrup for extra preservation)
Step 7) Refrigerate and use as needed for colds/flu, cough, congestion, even allergies and tummy troubles.
Syrup will remain fresh and potent for 2 months stored in the refrigerator, even longer with a touch of alcohol added.
For best results, take one dose morning and evening for prevention and 4-6 times daily when ill until illness is resolved.
Adults and older kids: I Tbsp
Young children: 1/2 -2 tsp. depending on age and weight.
(under age 1, use cane sugar, coconut sugar or pure maple syrup in place of honey)
100% organic: elderberries and elderflower (Sambucus nigra), echinacea root and tops (Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea purpurea) ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale), licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), black pepper (Piper nigrum), clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) hibiscus flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa)