Boos† Elderberry Chai-Spiced Syrup.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 19, 2020

This is one of the most delicious syrups I’ve ever tasted. Yes, I created it and yes, I’m a bit biased, BUT it tastes amazing and it works from personal experience! It's a thick, rich delicious berry-flavoured syrup rich in vitamin C and a wealth of other critical vitamins, minerals, antioxidants! Elderberries are said to be one of the most effective remedies for viral and bacterial infections, colds and flu and can even shorten their duration!! Have a cough, no worries, elderberries are even said to be beneficial for bronchial and respiratory issues and can help loosen and expel congestion in the lungs. Elderberries contain special proteins and bioflavonoids that may have the ability to destroy viruses on contact that infect cells in the body. Elderberries are also said to have the ability to significantly enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines in the body.

  • Prep: 50 mins
  • 50 mins

    50 mins

  • Yields: Makes: 1-2 cups

Ingredients

3/4 cup dried elderberries

3 cups filtered water

1 cinnamon stick

¼ teaspoon whole cloves

½ inch piece organic ginger, washed well and sliced

3-4 cardamom pods (cracked open, seeds will be released)

A few black peppercorns (for an added kick)

3/4 cup raw, unpasteurized honey (Maunka honey is the best type as an immune-system booster)

Pinch ‘true’ cinnamon

A splash of love

Method

Place elderberries and water in a saucepan with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom and peppercorns over medium-high heat for 45 minutes 45 Minutes to 1 hour, until thick and reduced by half. Remove and cool completely.

Strain the syrup into a bowl, pressing the juice out of the berries with a spoon, discarding the whole spices.

Whisk in the raw honey, a pinch of cinnamon and pour into jars.

For health maintenance, take 1 tablespoon per day, for help recovering from the cold or flu, take 1 tablespoon 3 times per day. Enjoy your sips of health, this syrup is delicious!

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