Elderberry has so many benefits for us.
Antioxidants (Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.) activity lowers cholesterol, improves vision, boosts the immune system, and improves heart health, coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections, and tonsillitis.
Affinity/ Systems affected: Lungs and liver Sauce: https://www.holistichealthherbalist.com/the-benefits-of-elderberry/
I only saw Elderberry as syrup and candies that you can buy at a store before. I never saw fresh Elderberries till we went to North Fork, California (near Yosemite National Park).
Since all the commercial Elderberry tea/syrup/candies have sugar, I did not try them. I did not think about finding dried Elderberries in any stores. I did not know what Elderberry tasted like.
Thanks to Linda in North Fork for giving me the dried Elderberries she harvested from her property for the first time so I could make it my Elderberry tea. She also told me how to make it too.
When I first tasted it, I felt such an earthy healing taste and could tell my cough would be gone quickly.
It is delicious and easy to make it.
You can add rice syrup with dried elderberries, herbs, and spices if you like.
It is super immune-boosting.
Let’s make Elderberry tea!
You can purchase dried Elderberries from
Recipe for Simple Elderberry Tea
- 16 ounces of filtered water (2 cups)
- 2 tablespoons dried elderberries
- 1 tsp rice syrup or maple syrup (optional)
- First, put the water and elderberries into a small saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 20~30 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let it sit for 3~6 hours. This helps bring out the beneficial properties of the elderberries.
- Finally, strain through a fine mesh strainer and heat it up and pour into individual mugs.
- If you want sweetener, add rice syrup or maple syrup.
Hope you enjoy homemade elderberry tea!
Love, Sanae 💖