Fiery Elderberry Immune Boost Syrup

autumn earth element herbs earth element recipe recipe earth element Jan 18, 2021

 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 Cup dried elderberries
  • 1/2 fresh cayenne pepper  *or 1 tsp dried powder
  • 3 pieces of astragalus root
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 inch sliced ginger
  • 1/4 Cup of rose hips
  • 4 Cups spring water
  • 1 Cup raw honey
  • 1/2 Cup apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Combine elderberries, cayenne, astragalus root, cinnamon, ginger, rose hips and water in a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Strain herbs and return liquid to pan, add honey and bring to a boil, hard boil for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and add in apple cider vinegar.

Store in refrigerator and take as necessary. This immune boost syrup can be taken during cold season as a preventive or at the first signs of fatigue or feeling under the weather. The extra heat cayenne brings in creates a dispersing effect and is especially helpful for fall respiratory health. Enjoy in hot tea or take 1-2 oz in a shot glass 3-5 times daily during signs of impending cold.

 

 

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