DIY Elderberry Syrup Kits
These bags hold everything you need (except honey) to make your own elderberry syrup at your convenience! Just add water, simmer, drain, and add honey (or sweetener of your choice).
Each bag makes approximately one full pint of unsweetened syrup. Your final amount will vary based on how much sweetener you like. Full directions are included with each bag.
Elderberries*, rosehips*, cinnamon*, and black pepper*
Via Herb Wisdom:
"Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, to improve vision, to boost the immune system, to improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis. Bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice destroy the ability of cold and flu viruses to infect a cell. People with the flu who took elderberry juice reported less severe symptoms and felt better much faster than those who did not."
I also use rosehips, which have a high concentration of vitamin C, cinnamon for its anti fungal and anti bacterial properties, cloves which can act as an expectorant, and black pepper, which increases the bioavailability of the other ingredients.
(The information here is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider who knows your medical history with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.)