Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Elderberry Elixir ~ Immune Booster


I was given this recipe from a friend several years ago.  It is similar to the one online with Mountain Rose Herbs.

In a stove top pot mix:

3 cups of spring water 
1/2 cup dry elderberries
4 inch piece of fresh ginger sliced
8 - 10 inches of cinnamon stick

Bring to a simmer and simmer 1 hour.  Press juice from berries.

Strain and let cool completely, and add:

Juice of one lemon
2/3 cup of honey

Note:  To make this last longer you can add 1 cup brandy (after you stir in honey and lemon)

Store in a cool dark place.  Adults:  take 1 Tbsp. daily, or up to 3-4 a day when feeling ill.  


Carol said...

I was taking elderberry gummies daily, but I have stopped and I need to do them again. They do truly help you from getting as sick in the wintertime.

Jackie said...

Hmm, this sounds very good, but I was wondering if you missed the elderberries.

God bless.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Carol, I will have to check into those too. Thanks.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Jackie, ha ha! I did forgot those. I have updated the post. Goodness.

Debi said...

I started making this last winter and my husband swears by it!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Debi, I haven not made it in a year or so, but hoping it helps speed up healing for myself.