Elderberry Syrup 101: How to Make the Perfect Immune-Boosting Elixir at Home

Elderberry syrup is believed to have several health benefits, including:

  1. It may help relieve symptoms of the common cold and flu, such as nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and sore throat.
  2. Antioxidants and other compounds in elderberries may help support the immune system and reduce inflammation.
  3. It may help improve respiratory health by reducing inflammation in the respiratory tract, helping to relieve symptoms of asthma, and allergies.
  4. Reduce Inflammation throughout the body.
  5. Antioxidants present in elderberries may help to improve heart health.

There are several reasons why people may choose to make their own elderberry syrup at home:

  1. Cost-effective: Making your own elderberry syrup can be more cost-effective than purchasing pre-made syrups. The ingredients are relatively inexpensive and you can make a large batch that will last for several months.
  2. Control over ingredients: When making your own elderberry syrup, you have complete control over the ingredients and can ensure that it is made with high-quality and organic ingredients without added preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
  3. Customization: When making your own syrup, you can adjust the flavor and sweetener to your liking. You can also add ingredients such as honey, cinnamon and ginger that are beneficial for the immune system.
  4. Convenience: Making your own elderberry syrup at home is a convenient option for those who do not live near a store that carries pre-made syrups. This allows you to have a ready supply of syrup whenever you need it.
  5. Knowledge: Making your own elderberry syrup gives you an understanding of the process, and you may learn more about the benefits and how to properly use the elderberry plant.

Get your immune system in shape with this easy step-by-step tutorial

Unlock the Power of Elderberry: Discover How it Works in Your Body

Here is a video that explains how and why elderberry syrup works with your immune system to keep you well. Fast forward to 7:30 if you want to see the tutorial on how to make the syrup.

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

elderberry syrup recipe card


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1/2 cup dried elderberries
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon or 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 cup fresh ginger slices
  • 1 tsp whole cloves, dried
  • 1/4 cup dried rosehips
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 cup local honey
  • 4 drops Lemon Vitality Essential Oil


  1. Add everything except the honey and Lemon Vitality Essential Oil to a pot.
  2. Simmer for 30 minutes on a low heat
  3. Strain out the solids and mash them to release all the liquid. You should have approximately 2 cups of liquid.
  4. Allow the liquid to cool to a temperature between 110 F and 120 F, so the honey does not get damaged.
  5. Add 1 cup of local honey to the elderberry liquid; it should make roughly 3 cups.
  6. Add 4 drops of Lemon Vitality Essential Oil and mix.
  7. Store in the refrigerator in a covered container for several months.

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