Hi there dear Spiral Path Community!
By popular demand, I’m sharing a recipe with you today for a wonderful immune booster.
Dwight and I are getting on a plane in two days and traveling to colder climes in the mountains. We want our immune systems in tip top working order, so this is one of the key things in our health maintenance toolkit!
We’ll be exposed to all those people on the plane… and then a whole different environment of people where we’re going….and we are planning to be in good health while there…. and come back home in good health!!
Now there is a ton of anecdotal information about the benefits of elderberry syrup during ‘cold and flu season’, and in addition a number of lab studies about cellular immune responses too, so while it’s not PROVEN, we see the difference for ourselves. See what you think too!
So, I just made my second batch of the season of this powerful immune booster, Elderberry Syrup. Now, you certainly can buy it commercially for anywhere from $10 for 4 ounces, to $38 for 32 ounces.
However, I buy a pound of dried organic elderberries for under $20 and that will make four batches of syrup of about 40 ounces each. It keeps well in the fridge, and for longer in the freezer.
I wish excellent health for you and your family and I have had so many requests to share this recipe, so here it is!! It’s my pleasure to know that you will use it, enjoy the benefits, and maybe pass it along too.
I love you…
And I hope you SPARKLE!!
Janice Masters, M.Ed., The Shaman Mama
Coach, Counselor, Consultant, Mentor for Sensitive Empath Women who are ready to step into what’s next and THRIVE.
HERE’S THE RECIPE!!
I cup organic dried elderberries
4 cups water
1 cinnamon stick, or ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 vanilla bean, or 2 t pure vanilla extract
¾ -1 cup honey (I use New Zealand Manuka Honey for its powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal properties)
*Reserve the honey.
Place the other ingredients in the Instant Pot and set on Manual for 10 minutes, quick release.
When done, strain berries into a bowl, pressing with large spoon to get all of the juice out.
Let cool a bit and whisk in the honey.
I store in brown glass bottles I got from www.glassbottleoutlet.com
Keeps in the fridge for two weeks, and freezes well for longer periods.
2 T, daily for health maintenance
4 T, 2-4X times daily, if feeling something coming on or already have symptoms.
HOW TO MAKE ELDERBERRY SYRUP ON THE STOVE
Don’t have an Instant Pot? No problem! Just follow the recipe directions but simmer on the stove for 30 minutes. Then let cool , strain berries pressing for all the liquid, and stir in your honey.
© Janice Masters 2019
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