"Zombie Blood", My Immune Boost Syrup
Max and I drink Ningxia Red by Young Living all the time and we call it "blood". That's because we are weird.
I kept hearing about elderberry syrup and thought I would try my hand at it. It is a beautiful dark color and very reminiscence of what you might think Zombie Blood would look like. Halloween is right around the corner so I thought, why not?
Zombie Blood it is!
Elderberry syrup and gummies are great for adults and kids alike. Elderberries are great immune boosters and high in vitamin A,C and bioflavonoids. If you add a bit of Rose Hip Berries to your mix then you have an even added boost. I use local honey to help with allergies. Remember honey is not good for babies up until 1 or 2 years of age. Sugar or Maple Syrup is a fine replacement.
I purchased my Elderberries on Amazon and to be honest bought the whole Rose Hip Berries by mistake. I guess I will have to wait another week to make that Rose Hip Jam I was eyeing because those seeds are NO JOKE! I also bought in bulk to save money. I like to make huge batches and share with my friends.
I doubled this recipe and had enough for me and two friends.
"Zombie Blood" Tonic
2/3 cup Dried Organic Black Elderberries
1/3 cup Dried Organic Rose Hip Berries
3 1/2 cups Water
2 Tbsp Fresh Ginger Root
1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
1/2 tsp Clove or Clove Powder
1/2 to 1 cup Raw Honey - add to taste
Using a medium saucepan add Elderberries, Rose Hips, Ginger, Cinnamon and Clove to your water. Bring to boil and then reduce heat and cover. Let simmer for 45 minutes until liquid reduces to half. Take of heat and let cool to lukewarm. Mash berries with fork or mash potato smasher then strain through mesh into bowl or jar. Add honey and stir in well. I found a little went a long way so add gradually. Keep in a lidded container in the fridge. Should last 2 months.
Take 1/2 -1 tsp for kids and 1/2 - 1 tbsp for adults daily during flu season. Some people take the weekends off. Bump up your intake when you feel a flu or cold coming on to a dose every 2-3 hours until symptoms disappear.
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