Despite being tiny in size, elderberries pack a big punch and contain lots of antiviral properties. This homemade elderberry syrup is a tasty and healthy way to boost your immune system all year round. 

Elderberries are rich in:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Beta-carotene
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Bioflavonoids
  • Antioxidants

Fresh ginger root and Manuka honey are also included in the recipe and are extremely powerful when it comes to kicking colds and flu to the curb.

Homemade Elderberry Syrup


  • ⅔ cup dried black elderberries, organic
  • 3 ½ cups of filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh organic ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves
  • ‍1 cup Manuka honey


Pour everything, except the honey, into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer for an hour.

Remove from the heat and bash the berries using a spoon and then sieve the syrup through a strainer or cheesecloth.

Let the syrup cool. Once cold, add your Manuka honey and stir to combine. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Take 1 tablespoon daily.