How To Make Homemade Elderberry Syrup for the Cold & Flu

homemade elderberry syrup recipe

The elderberry is an ancient folk remedy that has been used for centuries to treat many ailments such as colds, sinuses and influenza. In recent years, this remedy has been a popular choice for treating the cold, feverish conditions and the flu.

A recent study was shown that randomized participants who received 15 mls of elderberry syrup recovered four days quicker than those participants who received placebo syrup.

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe:


  • 4 cups of filtered water
  • 1 cup of elderberries
  • 1 cup of raw organic¬†honey


Add the elderberries and 4 cups of water a pot and boil for about 20 minutes.

Turn off the stove then mash the elderberries with a potato masher until it liquifies.

Strain the elderberry liquid into a bowl and let it sit until it is around room temperature (luke warm).

Add 1 cup of raw honey and continue stirring until the honey dissolves.

Pour the mixture into a mason jar and leave in the fridge for storage

Watch the¬†video below for a full tutorial on how to make elderberry syrup…