Elderberry Honey has long been used as a home remedy for colds and flu. It is specifically recommended for kids because it tastes good. You know the old saying, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
The good news is that with the right kind of honey you’re not only helping the medicine go down but you’re actually adding even more medicinal properties.
If you have Elder trees around you can cook the fresh berries in honey, but in this video, I want to show you an even easier and possibly better way to make Elderberry Honey using our extract powder from Lost Empire Herbs.
Our Elderberry extract powder is a very powerful 64:1 extract. This means 64 pounds of berries are used to make 1 pound of extract. And this is done with a patent-pending membrane process that allows all the beneficial constituents to pass through without the need for fillers, maltodextrin or anything like that.
In other words, it is extremely concentrated stuff! You’d be hard-pressed to make something this potent in your kitchen.
1 30-gram bag Elderberry Extract (Lost Empire Herbs)
1 16 oz. Raw Honey
I find that one bag of our Elderberry can be mixed into 16 oz. of honey.
Since it is already extracted all you have to do is mix it into honey. No heating is required, which is great because honey contains many enzymes and other heat-sensitive constituents that can be damaged in the process.
Ideally, you’ll want to find raw honey (which hasn’t been heated). If possible, use honey from your local area which can also serve to lessen allergies.
Take one teaspoon of Elderberry Honey at a time will be a good dose of Elderberry.
Further, you can also mix this Elderberry Honey into tea. Or try mixing it into hot water (but not boiling) with lemon and apple cider vinegar which can be great to gargle then swallow on a sore throat.
While this is an easy and potent way to make Elderberry Honey, I don’t want you to take this to mean that you shouldn’t strive to make your own with local Elderberries if you have them. It is great to connect to your local landscape and ecology in this way so it is highly recommended. I merely offer this alternative as an easier method to get people using our herbs in new and different ways.
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Sister Caritas Marie Le Claire says
Can you add raw honey to an elderberry tincture?
Logan Christopher says
You could. It might make the tincture harder to use though because of the consistency.