To follow up yesterday’s post, here’s the recipe for an Elderberry Syrup you can make for children when they have colds or the flu:

(Warning: not for use by children under 2 years of age. If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.)


  • 1.5 cups dried Elderberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 pints water
  • Sterilized pint jars
  • Large stock pot or canner

In a medium pot add together the Elderberries, the sugar, and the water. Bring to a boil.

Simmer the ingredients until they are reduced by half, or 50%.

Pour the syrup into sterilized pint canning jars and seal.

Process the jars for 20 minutes in a water bath or canner.


  • Refrigerate after opening.
  • Dosage for children is 1 tablespoon per day as a preventative; five days a week (take two days off.)
  • For help with a cold or the flu, take 1 tablespoon three times per day, five days a week (take two days off.)