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RealLifeMama 01-29-2018 12:03 PM

Elderberry Syrup!
This is a spin off of the elderberry source thread.

I made syrup a few weeks ago, but I need to make some more.
What recipe do you all use? The recipe I used had 3/4 c elderberries, some ginger, some cloves, and then honey added after the liquid had cooked down. Wellness mama, I think. Or maybe it was Don't waste the crumbs blog.

Everyone thought it tasted sort of like mincemeat pie or something and could have done without the cloves. Do you think the cloves add anything for viruses, or is it just for flavor?

If you use honey, do you think it will still be effective with honey that is not necessarily raw?

Anyway, what is your favorite recipe?

greengirl19 01-29-2018 01:17 PM

Re: Elderberry Syrup!
I generally use MRH's recipe/proportions I can't find the recipe now, but I've been doing 75 grams of elderberry instead of a cup measure.

I also add usually add ginger, sometimes astragulus or echinacea. I've never added cloves and can see how they would taste really strong! The honey is an added benefit, but you're still getting all the herbal goodness without it. Most recipes say you can sub maple syrup for vegan/babies and you can also add sugar and cook for a true, thicker syrup.

SonshineMama 01-29-2018 04:02 PM

Re: Elderberry Syrup!
I make w

Plus honey when cooled
All have medicinal properties (some anti inflammatory, some antiseptic etc )

But you have to find what works ;)

Earthmummy07 01-29-2018 04:25 PM

Re: Elderberry Syrup!
I use the wellness mama recipe :yep

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