Elderberry Juice

Elderberry Juice

Elderberry juice and syrup is traditionally used to ward off coughs and colds in the autumn. They are packed full of anti-oxidants and vitamins A, B and C - and they are free! Make sure you pick them when they are drooping on the plant - that means they are ripe.

Ingredients

  • 1 kilogramme elderberries
  • Water

Thats it!

Method

1: Remove the elderberries from their stalks with a fork

2: Wash the elderberries in a bowl of water, taking out any under ripe berries

3: Place the berries in a large heavy based pan with enough water to cover them

4: Bring the berries to the boil then turn off the heat and let them stand for 3 hours or overnight

5: Strain off the juice and keep it in the fridge.

It will keep for a week

For treating colds and flu warm the juice in a saucepan with lemon juice. Drink twice a day.

Elderberry juice can also be drunk as a cordial diluted with water and mixed with lemon and sweet freedom (or other healthier sweetener alternative) to taste. 



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