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Natural Oil Mom > Blog > Health > Elderberry Recipe: Kid Friendly Glycerite
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November 4th, 2014

Elderberry Recipe: Kid Friendly Glycerite

This Elderberry recipe is a wonderful, natural remedy for kids (and adults), as it is mild and yummy tasting. I usually make this and start administering it in the fall when school starts and the sick bugs are flying around. It has anti-viral properties, which makes it great for supporting the immune system.

I’ve tried 4 different formulas, and this one is the simple, inexpensive recipe I use and prefer. Your local health food store should carry the 1 ounce of dried elderberries in their bulk herb section.

Elderberry Glycerite

1/4 C or 1 oz dried elderberries
2 C pure water
1 1/2-2 C vegetable glycerin

There will be some stems mixed in with the elderberries and that’s okay. You’ll want to crush the berries a little somehow. I used a nut chopped, which worked just enough for the job.

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Combine 2 cups boiling water with the elderberries and cover tightly for 15-20 minutes. I like to put my herbs in a tea bag so I don’t have to strain, but you can add it straight to the water and strain it through some cheesecloth or coffee filter instead.

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When I take out the tea bag I squeeze all the excess water out, dunk it back in and squeeze it out again to get all the concentrated liquid out.

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Then I add the vegetable glycerine to the elderberry tea. I start with 1 1/2 cups and taste it. If it tastes too strong, then I add a little more glycerine.Elderberry Recipe: Kid Friendly Glycerite - Glycerite to stir - Elderberry Recipe: Kid Friendly Glycerite

 

 

Stir and put on a lid. I like to put some in a dropper bottle to keep on the counter and refill as needed. The glycerite will last several months in the cupboard and a year or more in the fridge. Make sure you label the bottle!

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It’s really hard to overdose on this natural product if you use it in moderation, because it’s just like a food. I usually give a dropperful several times a day. If symptoms acute, like the bug my daughters had recently, I give it every hour until symptoms diminish.

It tastes great!

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2 Comments

  • Shelley Fotheringham

    March 10, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Hi Jenni, As you know by now I love ALL of your super health producing recipes. The
    elderberry is a must. I am wondering if you have or are planning are putting them all in
    a hardcover book for sale either on-line or through local bookstores. Either way, thank you
    so much for all the help you are giving us. I wish I could have been on that Jamaica trip
    with all of you! Looked like so much fun. Shelley Fotheringham

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