The season of colds and flu is here. But, did you prepare your body to fight these diseases? Doctors usually recommend us to take some preventive measures, to protect ourselves and our families from influenza. Hence, many people are looking for alternative, natural solutions, instead of flu vaccines.


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Many natural remedies are very efficient and powerful in the fight against flu. Also, they are cost-effective and affordable to anyone. Especially the following remedy, it deserves an exceptional say!

How To Make Elderberry Syrup At Home, To Treat Flu And Colds

Before we begin with the remedy, let’s say something about the elderberry benefits. A study conducted in Norway, has found that 15 ml of elderberry extract, taken for five days in a row, has the ability to speed up the recovery from flu. Namely, in a laboratory controlled environment, the elderberry extract showed abilities to block some flu strains.

Elderberries have strong antioxidant properties, and have been used in the folk medicine for centuries. They can be used to treat colds, flu, wounds (when applied topically), and are good in the treatment of herpes simplex virus.

So now that we know how elderberry affects our body, let’s return to our remedy.


For this immunity booster, you will need the following ingredients:

– Half a cup of organic, dried elderberry
– 3 cups of filtered water (you can also use brandy instead of water)
– Half a cup of honey
– One cup of apple cider vinegar


Fill a small saucepan with the dried berries and filtered water. Put it on a medium heat and bring the mixture to boil. Let it simmer for 30 minutes. Then, remove it from the heat, and let it cool down a bit. Mash the berries, and then strain the liquid, using a gauze. Transfer the resulting liquid in a jar and add honey. Mix, and then add the apple cider vinegar. Stir, so that the ingredients combine. Refrigerate the syrup. Its shelf life is six months.

One teaspoon, once or twice a day, is sufficient as a preventive measure. If you don’t like its taste, you can always dissolve it in a glass of water. If you are ill, you can take 3 teaspoons of this syrup, 4 times a day.

There are many variations of this elderberry syrup. This recipe is just one of them.

In the following video, you can see another great recipe for elderberry syrup:

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