Elderberry Winter Immune Tonic

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup dried elderberries
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon chips or 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp dried or fresh, chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp dried, chopped licorice
  • 1 tsp dried, chopped astragalus
  • 1 dried chili pepper
  • 2 tbsp honey

Combine in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cover, and reduce heat to a simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and strain out the herbs completely, storing the syrup in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Take 1 teaspoon daily for deep immune support during the fall and winter (and mix with a little sparkling or mineral  water for an extra delicious dose!) Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.