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Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Course: Herbal Medicine Making
Keyword: elderberry, syrup
Servings: 20


  • 1 cup dried elderberries
  • 6 star anise
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp aniseed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup raw honey approximately


  • Place the elderberries, other spices and water in a large saucepan
    Elderberry, cinnamon, star anise and cloves in a saucepan
  • Bring to a simmer and gently simmer for 40-60 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half
  • Let cool until slightly warm and then strain out the berries and spices using a fine sieve/muslin.
  • Measure the resulting liquid and then add an equal amount of honey and stir until blended.
  • Store in a sterilised jar or bottle in the fridge for up to 2 months.
    bottling elderberry syrup