One of the most famous flu remedies in the traditional medicine of all time, is the Elderberry. Its famous medicinal uses date back from the time of the Romans. The elderberry was officially a medicine in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia from 1820-1890, when it was put with most of the herbal remedies.
But, we forgot about that until Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu published a lab research in which the efficiency of berries was once more proven, and they became popular once again. It was discovered that the Sambucus Nigra species of the elderberry was highly effective against most influenza viruses like avian, swine and human strains.
This triggered the creation of the famous elderberry glycerin tincture, known as Sambucol. In a study where patients took elderberry syrup had faster relief of symptoms. 20% saw a great improvement in the first 24 hours, 70% within the first 48 hours, and 90% within the first three days made a complete heal. And researchers have also proven that the Elderberry is effective against 8 other influenza viruses.
Easy Elderberry Honey Syrup
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3/4 cup of raw honey
- 3 cups of water
- 1 cup dried or 2 cups fresh organic Elderberries
- Put the water and elderberries in a saucepan. Put the saucepan on heat, heat it but don’t boil them, and simmer on lower heat for 40 minutes. Then mash the berries to get the juice out of them.
- Let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes. Strain the liquid from the berries with a cheesecloth.
- Let the juice that you’ve strained to cool down. Then add the honey after it is totally cooled. Because if the juice is still hot, then when you add the honey it will lose all its beneficial properties.
- Mix well and store the syrup in a jar, and put it in your fridge. The syrup is safe for consumption up to 4 months. Always shake before using it.
Dosage for All Ages
Babies -- Don’t give it to babies younger than 1 year.
Children -- Take a teaspoon of the syrup 3 -- 4 times on daily basis for prevention, for children under the age of 12.
Adults -- Take 1 or 2 teaspoons of elderberry syrup every 4 -- 6 hours, or when you have the first symptoms of a flu or cold.