Elderberry Decoction or Tea

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These highly medicinal bluish-black berries are antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Enjoy a cup of hot elderberry tea at any time of day. With or without honey, it’s relaxing and helps to keep the winter blues away.

Ingredients

 2 tablespoons dried black elderberries (sambucus nigra)
 16 ounces water
 raw honey to taste (optional)
Garnish
 Fresh lemon or lime slices
 Fresh mint leaves
Optional:
 ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder or 1 cinnamon stick
 ½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Instructions

1

Combine water and elderberries in a non-reactive saucepan (ceramic, enamel, or stainless steel).

2

Bring water to boil. Then, reduce heat to simmer. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

3

Cool, strain, and add raw honey to taste (optional).

4

Garnish with fresh lemon or lime slices and fresh mint leaves.

5

Optional ingredients to simmer with elderberries for an added immune boost are ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder or 1 cinnamon stick or add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder.

Serves 2

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Ingredients

 2 tablespoons dried black elderberries (sambucus nigra)
 16 ounces water
 raw honey to taste (optional)
Garnish
 Fresh lemon or lime slices
 Fresh mint leaves
Optional:
 ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder or 1 cinnamon stick
 ½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Directions

1

Combine water and elderberries in a non-reactive saucepan (ceramic, enamel, or stainless steel).

2

Bring water to boil. Then, reduce heat to simmer. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

3

Cool, strain, and add raw honey to taste (optional).

4

Garnish with fresh lemon or lime slices and fresh mint leaves.

5

Optional ingredients to simmer with elderberries for an added immune boost are ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder or 1 cinnamon stick or add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder.

Serves 2

Elderberry Decoction or Tea