Medicinal Elderberry Syrup : An Increasingly Common Treatment For The Cold And Flu

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Medicinal Elderberry Syrup RecipeMedicinal elderberry syrup is becoming an increasingly common treatment for the cold and flu. A few years ago, I had never heard of elderberries or the awesome cold and flu virus fighting benefits they could provide. Today elderberry syrup is something I want to keep stocked in my fridge and hope you will too!

Why Elderberry Syrup is a Staple in my House

In the cold winter months when colds and the flu seem to spread easily, I give my family elderberry syrup to help keep their immune systems strong. I have 4 young kids at home - or should I say little germ factories. We do a lot of hand washing too but inevitably someone in my family will come down with a bug at least once over the winter.

Elderberry syrup helps ward off the onset of colds and the flu plus elderberry syrup helps to shorten the length of a cold or flu. In 1999-2000 a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted on patients who had flu symptoms for 48 hours or less. One group took a placebo and the other group took 15 ml of elderberry syrup 4 times a day for 5 days. Guess what? Those that took the elderberry syrup got better 4 days earlier.

Medicinal Elderberry Syrup Recipe

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Ingredients

7 cups of filter water 2 cups of elderberries 1 tsp. of ginger (dried or fresh grated) 2 tsp. cinnamon or 4 cinnamon sticks 1 tsp. whole cloves or clove powder 1/4 cup of dried and sifted echinacea purpurea (in the video I used…

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