As we enter cold and flu season, everyone is looking for remedies to stay healthy! Elderberries are a natural remedy for cold and flu symptoms.
We are in the heart of cold and flu season and everyone I know is trying to keep themselves and their families healthy. There are so many home remedies and old wives tales on how to ward off sickness.
What is Elderberry?
Elderberry is the dark purple berry from the European elder tree. The berries are used to make medicine. Some people take elderberry by mouth for the common cold and flu. Elderberry is thought to boost the immune system and seems to have activity against viruses including the flu.
How to Make Elderberry Syrup
Most of the recipes below use Elderberry Syrup and it’s super easy to make. Homemade Elderberry Syrup, from Vegetarian Mama, is a cost effective way to enjoy the benefits of Elderberry Syrup at home.
Awefilled Homemaker shows you how to make Elderberry Syrup with your Instapot! It couldn’t be any easier and is made about 30 minutes.
Now that you know how to make Elderberry Syrup, you can make the immune boosting recipes below!
Elderberry Recipes to Get You Through Cold & Flu Season
Whiskey isn’t the only way to spike a hot toddy! This Ginger Hot Toddy recipe from Glitter & Glue has a fruity shot of Elderberry Shrub and a healthy splash of Pimms.
This elderberry jelly recipe from Practical Self-Reliance goes from juice to canned in no time.
Not only do these Eldeberry Gummies from Awefilled Homemaker taste amazing, but these gummies are so cute and adorable as well.
Because sometimes you need a little bit of a kick to get over a sickness. This Vodka Infused with Elderberries from Beyond the Chicken Coop will do the trick!
These immune boosting, cold and flu fighting popsicles from Back to the Book Nutrition are super sweet, and are cheap and easy to make.
Elderberry isn’t just used for medicine! You can add them into sweet recipes from muffins, cakes, and pies!
You will love this luscious Blueberry Elderberry Cake Roll from the Baking Chocolatess. A sweet treat with immune boosting elderberries!