Elderberry and Ginger Syrup – The Most Powerful Natural ANTIVIRAL Medicine!

Elderberries are among nature’s most amazing medicines. These small, dark purple berries, which stain everything they touch, are rich in antioxidants.

They have remarkable antimicrobial properties. Studies have shown that they are effective against both bacteria and viruses. Moreover, they have the ability to boost the immune system, increasing the body’s resistance to diseases and infections.

In our country, elderberries are known especially for their detoxifying and anti-obesity properties. Many authors of natural recipes recommend them in weight loss regimens, especially in the form of tincture.

Elderberries are harvested in the middle of autumn. The clusters are cut with scissors, then washed and used in medicinal preparations, or left to dry on a radiator or stove. They are well dried when they become like raisins. They are stored in paper bags, in dry and dark places.

Elderberry Syrup – Recipe

We propose a simple recipe using elderberries, which can prove effective during the winter months when cases of colds and flu increase. It is a natural adjunct for boosting immunity, especially for children.

The addition of ginger and honey makes this syrup a much more potent antiviral and immune booster. Due to its very sweet and aromatic taste, this syrup can also be used as a healthy topping for pancakes, ice cream, or other desserts.


• 270 ml water • 350 g honey • 60 g dried elderberries or 150 g fresh elderberries • 1 tablespoon grated ginger • 1 Ceylon cinnamon stick


Pour the water into a saucepan and place it on the stove. Add the elderberries, ginger, and cinnamon. Cover with a lid and wait for it to boil.

Once it starts boiling, remove the lid, stir a little, and reduce the heat to low. Cover again and allow it to simmer until the liquid reduces by half. This may take about 45 minutes.

Transfer the pot to a wooden cutting board and mash the berries with a potato masher to extract more juice.

Then strain the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve placed over a bowl. Press the berries in the sieve to extract all the juice.

Allow the liquid to cool to room temperature before adding the honey to ensure a syrup rich in nutrients and therapeutic effectiveness.

Once cooled, add the honey and stir until well combined using a wooden spoon. Pour the resulting syrup into a lip container for easier transfer into bottles or jars. Store the syrup in the refrigerator.

Caution: Do not consume elderberries in large quantities as they are highly concentrated and potent, and may cause mild or severe adverse reactions: vomiting, stomach burns, throat inflammation, breathing difficulties.