How to Make Elderberry Syrup: Immune Support & Virus Protection

Taking elderberry syrup is an effective remedy to protect yourself from viruses. If you do get sick, it will help to shorten the duration of your illness.

Elderberries, according to Anthony William,  have powerful bioflavonoids and special proteins that kill viruses on contact. They have the ability to boost the immune system by increasing the production of cytokines. Elderberries are especially helpful for bronchial and respiratory problems helping the body loosen and expel congestion in the lungs.

Take 1 Tbsp of elderberry syrup each day for health maintenance. If you start to feel sick increase to 1 Tbsp 3 times a day. 

Elderberry syrup is a powerful herbal remedy that’s easy to make. I always have dried elderberries on hand. I enjoy wildcrafting my own elderberries from Central and Eastern Washington. I also purchase dried organic elderberries on Amazon. USDA Certified Organic Dried Elderberries (1lb – Bulk) For Making Elderberry Syrup Kit – Natural Sambucus Nigra, Free Of Chemicals, non-GMO, Whole Black Elder Berry Immune System Support Booster – Cook Gummies, Jelly, Tea, and Wine – Raw, Vegan

If you prefer to purchase Elderberry Syrup already made, I would recommend Gaia Herbs. Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup – Daily Immune Support with Antioxidants, Organic Sambucus Elderberry Supplement, 5.4 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)

Elderberry syrup

  • Servings: makes 1-2 cups
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3/4 cup dried elderberries
3 cups water
3/4 cup raw honey
Optional additions:
1 cinnamon stick
1 whole star anise
1/4 tsp. whole cloves


  1. Place the dried elderberries and water in a medium-sized saucepan (with optional spices).
  2. Cook on medium-high for about 1 hour, until liquid is reduced by half. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Strain the syrup into a bowl, pressing the juice out of the berries with a spoon.
  4. Mix in the raw honey and pour into jars. Store in the refrigerator.
For health maintenance, enjoy 1 Tbsp. per day. For assistance in recovering from a cold or flu, enjoy 1 Tbsp. 3 times per day.

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