Thursday, September 16, 2010
Makes 1 l syrup..
1 kg elderberry berries,wooden bits removed
1 l water
500 g sugar
juice of 1 lemon
Place berries into the big pan with water,boil on low heat for 15-20 min or until berries are cooked.
Press it through the sieve.
Pour the juice into the clean pan,add sugar,bring it to the boil on low heat for some 15 min,or it starts to thicken.Add lemon juice.Boil for couple of minutes,then take it off the heat.
Pour the syrup into the sterilized bottles or jars,close airtight.
Store in cool place for up to 1 year.
Syrup contains in big amounts of vitamin A & C that helps to strenghten the immune system, coughs, colds, flu, bacterial infections, viral infections, tonsilitis, lower cholesterol, improved vision and heart health.
Cancer, HIV, asthma and bronchitis, reduce inflammation of the urinary tract and bladder.
Infusions of the fruit are said to be beneficial for nerve disorders, back pain, and have been used to reduce inflammation of the urinary tract and bladder.
Take syrup 1tbsp 2 times a day.
Can be used for desserts & drinks.