Rosehips have a high concentration of Vitamin C, contain a high source of free radical fighting antioxidants, and a host of other benefits.
Due to their high Vitamin C constituents, rosehip is an ideal immunity boosting support compared with elderberry.
However it can also be taken as a solo syrup to boost immunity as well.
1 cup Rosehips
1/2 cup elderberry
1 tablespoon Ceylon cinnamon cut
1 teaspoon ginger
2 cups water
1/2 to 1 cup of raw honey
- In sauce pan add in elderberries, cloves, cinnamon, and water. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat. Cover & allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add in rosehips and allow to simmer on low for 15 minutes. ( ok to add in a small bit of water.)
- Remove from heat and allow to stand for 20 mins.
- In cheesecloth & strainer strain solution. Squeeze the cheesecloth to ensure all nutrients from mixture is into your syrup.
- I like to add my honey in now. If you want it to be of a thinner consistency, only add in 1/2 cup of raw local honey. If you want your syrup thicker add in a cup.
Bottle up & enjoy as needed.
Contrary to popular belief, elderly syrups should not be ingested daily but as the first defense at the first sign of illness.
If you have an autoimmune deficiency you shouldn’t be taking elderberry syrup. I’ll do another article on the benefits of adaptogenic mushrooms for those who suffer from autoimmune disorders. Still researching ya know.