HEALTH BENEFITS OF ELDERBERRY TEAby Lauren Goodwin on 07/16/20
Elderberry (also called Sambucus nigra) is the dark purple berry from the European elder tree. It’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins, and therefore is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world.
How to make elderberry tea:
Just add water, dried elderberries, cinnamon stick, and ginger slices in a pot, and bring the mixture to a boil. Then reduce the heat and cover the pot, simmering for 20 minutes.
Strain out the elderberries and ginger. Remember to add raw honey with the other ingredients at the beginning, as the high temperature will destroy many great nutrients of the raw honey.
fter straining, it’s important to press the elderberries to release more juices. You’ll be surprised to see how much more liquid you can get by doing so. Once your tea is not too hot, add raw honey and sweeten it to taste.