Elderberries are one of the most well studied natural remedies, and it has been well established that they can prevent colds/flu, as well as greatly speed up recovery from these types of illness. In one study, influenza symptoms were relieved on average 4 days earlier and use of medication was significantly less in those receiving elderberry extract compared with placebo.
I chose to make my syrup with organic coconut sugar instead of honey like elderberry syrup is traditionally made with because I want EVERYONE to be able to enjoy this syrup, including babies who cannot have honey before age 1 or vegans who refrain from eating honey. Coconut sugar also has a lower glycemic index than honey making it a safer option for diabetics.
This syrup should be refrigerated and should last 6-8 weeks in the refrigerator. It can also be frozen and preserved longer.
Organic Elderberry Syrup
4 or 8 OZ. Glass Bottle
Ingredients: Organic Elderberries, Water, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Ginger, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cloves, Organic Lime Juice