Boost Your Immune System with Elderberry

What could be better on a cool afternoon than a cup of tea? I’m sharing with you one of my secret weapons to wellness in the cold and flu season – Norm’s Farm Elderberry Wellness Syrup or Elderberry Extract.

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CLICK HERE to find out more about Norm’s Farm and the benefits of Elderberry.

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This is the time of year that I struggle with viruses. With the grandchildren in school, it seems that one of them is always coming home with some type of sniffle, bug or something. I suffered from Lyme disease this year as well, so I’m on the hunt for anything I can find to boost my immune system to ward off all of the germs floating around out there.

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*The above Info/photo is an excerpt from Norm’s Farms website

Now that it’s getting cold outside, I am going into hibernation mode. When there is a chill in the air, one of my favorite things to do is to curl up with a cup of tea. There is nothing better than coming home from work, putting on my comfy clothes and heading to the couch with my favorite blanket.

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Fortunately, I found my favorite immune booster in Norm’s Farm Elderberry Wellness Syrup and Elderberry Extract. When I found the Elderberry Wellness Syrup I started to make tea with a teaspoon of the syrup mixed into a cup of hot water. Like the bottle tells me; it is soothing relief. The syrup “combines the healing powers of elderberry, honey cloves and cinnamon.” I took it one step further and added some lemon.

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Then I found the Elderberry Extract

 

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One of my go-to flavors is ginger with citrus. I started to play around with the flavors and came up with this Elderberry-Ginger syrup made with lemon and honey. It’s fantastic when added to hot water for a cup of tea. I then mixed ¼ cup with club soda for a sparkling refresher (if you would like to add a shot of vodka I will never tell) . It makes a lovely mimosa, just add a tablespoon or two with a glass of champagne. It is the bomb made into iced tea!

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Moving into the season it is so important to take care of ourselves. The Elderberry-Ginger syrup gives me the opportunity to make a healthy drink, no matter what the occasion is. In a pinch I use the Elderberry Wellness Syrup, either way they my favorites. I hope it will be one of yours too!

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I am so grateful to find Norm’s Farms Elderberry products.  This Elderberry-Ginger Syrup has become one of my go to immune boosters.  There are so many uses for this syrup.  here are some of my favorite concoctions:

Hot Tea: add 1/4 Cup of Elderberry-Ginger syrup to 4 oz hot water and a slice of lemon.

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Elderberry-Ginger Sparkler:  Pour 1/4 Cup of Elderberry-Ginger syrup into a glass of ice, fill with sparkling water, stir, and garnish with a lemon slice (if you add a shot of Vodka, I’ll never tell).

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Elderberry-Ginger Mimosa:  Add 1-2 Tablespoons of the Elderberry-Ginger syrup to a glass of champagne, stir.

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Elderberry-Ginger Syrup
 
This syrup is fantastic when added to hot water for a cup of tea or ice it down in the warmer weather. I've mixed it with club soda for a sparkling refresher (if you add in some vodka I will never tell) . It makes a lovely mimosa, just add a tablespoon with a glass of champagne. One quarter cup of this syrup per day gives you a daily dose to boost your immune system!
Ingredients
  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 4 Tablespoons of Honey, plus more to taste*
  • 1 - 2 - 3" Knob of fresh Ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Lemons, Washed and Sliced
  • ⅓ Cup of Elderberry Extract
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan and bring the water and honey to a simmer until the honey is dissolved. Add the sliced ginger and lemon, turn off the heat and let the mixture seep in the saucepan until it cools to room temperature.
  2. Strain the mixture into a quart jar and refrigerate. The syrup will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ Cup
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I am so grateful to Norm’s Farms for sponsoring this post.  We have so enjoyed the products and everything you read here is solely my own opinion.

As always, I am most grateful for you, my readers and will always do my best to serve you in reviewing the products that you will find the most useful, amazing, helpful that will keep you sane in the kitchen, at home and on the streets.

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