Sunday, December 29, 2019

Cold and Flu Season is upon us! Elderberry Syrup made in an Instant Pot

Well one of the things I got for Christmas was NOT at all what I wanted - a cold!  So a friend told me about an Elderberry syrup recipe and I decided to try it.  I ordered the dried berries from Amazon (love Amazon) and they arrived today.  My "Santa" brought me an Instant Pot - so excited and tried the recipe forwarded by my friend which was:  Wellness Mama Elderberry Syrup Recipe  Another great thing about this recipe is it calls for honey - so I was able to use honey from our own hives.  The resulting syrup is delicious!  The dosage is 1/2 teaspoon for children and 1 Tablespoon for Adults (taking a dose every 2-3 hours when experiencing cold/flu symptoms)

Check out our YouTube video on making the syrup: Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

Elderberries have been around and used a long time to treat a variety of things from colds and flu to possibly prevent cancer.  The recipe site has lots of good information about Elderberries and for another great article check out the Chalkboard Mag's article Elderberry 101: How to benefit from this immune boosting berry 

Hint: The syrup is delicious, but another benefit of Elderberries is they are a laxative - so don't be tempted to take more than the recommended dosage (or you might experience other things that wasn't exactly what you intended) 

I'm so excited about Elderberries that I will be planting some Spring 2020 and will post about them on the Honey Milk Farms' Gardening page!