Posted On May 5, 2011
1 cups dried elderberries
2 cups of boiling water
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 lemon juice
Put the elderberries in a non reactive saucepan, add boiling water – cover and leave to soak overnight. The next day simmer berries for 30 minutes, cool a little then strain. Once strained add honey and lemon juice. Cool, then pour into a clean bottle. Store in the fridge.
I chose to add a small handful of rosehips as well. We love the taste and it is high in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C & K – helpful in the treatment of colds and infection.
Updated to add: If you are going to add dried rosehips like I did do add some extra water or else you will end up with slush in the morning as all the dried plant material has soaked up the water and there is nothing left to simmer.
As a quick cough syrup you can add Wild Thyme to this syrup recipe. It works wonderfully for my children who love the flavour.