Elderberry Syrup for Cold & Flu

Sambucus canadensis, or Elderberry, is one of our favourite herbs this time of year.

  • It acts deeply on the respiratory tract, decreasing congestion (quickly at that!)
  • promotes detoxification through our pores and digestive tract – helping us prevent and recover from the flu!

It’s powerful but gentle and safe – and a definite go-to if you have children in the house. When we start see runny noses and coughs with mucus 1 tbsp of Elderberry syrup 2-3x a day is a must.



In a small pot add…

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of honey
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of Elderberries (We have ordered them in at The Pear Tree just for you!)*
  • 1 tsp of ginger

Let it simmer for 30 minutes. Strain out the elderberries and store in airtight container (if you’re anything like us, mason jars are all over the house and these work perfectly!).

Store in fridge. Use 1 tbsp/day preventatively or 2-3tbsp/day at first signs of cold and flu.

Happy Healing!

Your Sensational Health Experts.

*You can pick up elderberries from The Pear Tree, call ahead to make sure we’re open! 857-1300

Published by melissablake.nd

Naturopathic Doctor

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