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Monday, 1 August 2011
Yay! It is Tuesday again! Today's guest blogger, Heather, of Aromatics & Herbs  has a sweet and healthful tutorial to share.  Heather, an aromatherapist, creates and offers her organic healing products through her Etsy Shop. I remember (with some distaste!) picking elderberries in the summer heat and biting bugs only to endure the seediness of elderberry pie. But Elderberry Syrup? Sounds divine! Welcome Heather!
I love Elderberry Syrup, it's a great immune booster, plus it's great on pancakes!! 
It is suggested to take 1 tsp daily from October to April and if sick take 3 tsp. a day. 
If you suspect you have H1N1 then you may want to stop the Elderberry because some research suggests that it could cause a cytokine storm.  Just stop the use of Elderberry and start again when you are well.
Ok now to the Tutorial.
You will need:  2 oz of elderberries(1/2 cup), 1 cup of water, 1 cup of honey, a pot and a fine strainer, spoon and jar.

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 Put the water and the elderberries in a pot. 
Bring to a boil.

 Then let it simmer for about 20 mins.
You want to reduce the water by half.

 Sit the strainer over another container and pour the mixture in the strainer.
 With a spoon mash the elderberries down to get all the juice out.
 Next pour in the honey and mix well.
 Pour into a jar and keep in the fridge for about a month.

Enjoy!

Thanks Heather! Feel free to leave your comments here, or to direct any questions to Heather through her links at the top of the post.  ♥♥

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