Orange Ginger Elderberry Syrup

Recipe for delicious elderberry syrup. Can be used for immune support.

Orange Ginger Elderberry Syrup

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Course Medicinal, Syrup
Cuisine American, Herbal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 243 1 tsp servings
Cost $25 per batch


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Non-reactive pot with lid
  • wooden spoon to stir


  • 2 cups Dried elderberries
  • 4 cups Filtered water
  • 1 whole Cinnamon stick
  • 1 1- inch knob Ginger fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup Orange juice fresh squeezed preferred
  • 1 cup Raw honey Do not give to children under 1 year of age
  • 3-6 drops Essential oil of tangerine optional
  • 1 tbsp Reishi mushroom powder
  • 2 tsp Astragalus Root powder


  • Combine water, berries, cinnamon stick, and ginger in a non-reactive pot. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and allow to simmer 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let steep 1 hour.
  • Strain berries and herbs using a large bowl overlaid with doubled cheesecloth or undyed nutmilkbag and squeeze out liquid (careful, the liquid will likely still be hot!). Discard used herbs in compost.
  • Once the liquid has cooled to just above room temperature, add honey, orange juice, essential oil of tangerine, reishi, and astragalus powders.
  • Stir well to incorporate.
  • Decant into sterilized glass bottles.


DO NOT give honey to children under 1 year of age. Raw honey can be fatal for children 12 months of age or younger.
Caution: Unripe elderberries are poisonous. We recommend using dried berries because of this. Dried elderberries are readily available from online vendors all year round.
This recipe makes approximately 1.25 quarts of syrup or approximately 243 teaspoons. 1 teaspoon is 1 serving.

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