November is here once again, and people are fighting colds and flu. I have received several e-mails for the Elderberry Syrup and Gummy recipes so here they are. Many of the ingredients are already in your kitchen but if not, my choice of ingredients are in the blue links. You can take it daily or if you feel something coming on you can take it to knock out your cold quickly. It is very easy and takes very little time considering all the benefits you will gain. I personally prefer them with honey but for those who are diabetic or under one year you will need to leave the honey out.
2/3 c. Elderberry Powder
2 T. Echinacea Root
2 T. Fresh Ginger Root
1 Cinnamon stick
½ t. Whole Cloves (optional)
3 1/2 c. Water
¾ c. Raw Honey (optional) Do not use for children under 1 year.
NOTE: I didn't add a link for honey since it's best for your health, when bought from the area in which you live. Buy from a trusted beekeeper in your area if possible.
Place all ingredients except the honey into a saucepan and simmer 30-45 minutes. Strain well, I strain at least twice. Allow mixture to cool until warm to the touch. Add honey to your taste if using. Stir well and refrigerate.
NOTE: In the elderberry syrup recipe don’t worry if you don’t have the Echinacea root, the elderberries will be strong enough to give you that boost. Not everyone can tolerate cloves so you can leave that out as well.
Elderberry Gummies (makes 50)
1 ¼ c. Tart Cherry juice (or your choice of juice)
4 T. unflavored Gelatin
¼ c. Elderberry syrup
2 T. Raw Honey (optional)Do not use for children under a year.
Heat ½ c. juice til simmering. Combine gelatin and juice. Stir quickly to dissolve gelatin. Combine all ingredients and whisk until well blended.
Pour into molds and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Ezekiel 47:11-12 King James Version (KJV)
11 But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.
12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.