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Elderberry Tonic
September 5, 2013
10:23 pm
Miss Judy
West Central MO
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Does anyone have a recipe for an elderberry tonic or health drink? I see this in health food stores all the time.It’s supposed to be helpful to arthritis and fibromyalgia sufferers (among a host of other ailments). Maybe someone has a site they can direct me to. I’m thinking that a little elderberry wine might be beneficial wink but I’ve never had much luck with wine making.

September 5, 2013
11:42 pm
Saxonburg, PA
Big Chicken
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Not sure if it is what you are looking for, but years ago I found a recipe that was from the past as a remedy for colds and such called ‘elderberry brumble’  it consist of getting the juice from the elderberries, some simple syrup and a lot of vodka.  It was said a little glass when you felt a cold or sore throat coming. 


Another thing you could do is just juice the elderberries and add some simple syrup, honey or what ever sweetener you like. Then can in small batches.


Good luck

September 6, 2013
8:20 pm
Miss Judy
West Central MO
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We’ve juiced the elderberries and I will make some jelly…I was just wanting to make my own tonic or whatever it’s called. the ‘brumble” sounds interesting.

September 9, 2013
8:55 am
By a lake in S. Michigan
Super Chicken
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Simmer the Elderberries, just enough to release the juice.  Do not boil, or cook longer than necessary, or you will loose the medicinal qualities.  Strain the juice to remove any seeds or stems.  You can then return it to your pan and add an equal amount of honey.  Warm it back up and mix well.  Store in the fridge.  1/2 teaspoon every 2 or 3 houses at first sign of cold or flu.  Works amazingly well if you stay on it.  

i make a tincture by filling a jar with berries and coverings them in vodka.  Let it sit in a dark cupboard for 6 weeks, strain off the liquid and store it in dark cupboard.  Same dosage.  More is not better and is unnecessary .  Unless you like a little nip, lol smiley-rabbit


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