What’s the difference between Elderberry Tincture and Elderberry Syrup? One uses vodka to extract the goodness out of the elderberries. The tincture is taken in very small amounts. The other is a reduction with honey and other items more suitable for use with children and you’ll use a larger dose for the same effect. basket nike tn Pretty simple! Where to get Elderberries? Well, the ideal is to find an elderberry tree somewhere and see if you can pick your own. It’s a lot of work but worth it. Fjallraven Kanken Kids Alternately you can do it the way I did which is easier, albeit more expensive. air max thea pas cher I buy dried elderberries on Amazon. They store indefinitely so you could even buy a large bag and share with others! Elderberry Tincture This is so easy. nike air max pas cher Fill a mason jar (any size really) with elderberries and cover completely with vodka. Fjallraven Kanken Kids Store i a dry, dark space for at least six weeks – more if you can. Strain the solids out and throw them away (careful – it’s MESSY!) and keep the liquid in small dropper bottles. Take a dropper full in water or juice at the first sign of illness. Elderberry Syrup This is a little more time intensive from a prep standpoint but much quicker over all and non-alcoholic so better for use with children. 1 cup dried elderberries 4 cups fresh spring water 2 Tablespoons dried ginger 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon clove powder 1-1.5 cups raw honey (add after cooking!) Put elderberries, water and herbs (not the honey) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then cover the pan, reduce the heat, and simmer until the liquid has reduced down to about half. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool. Gently smash the berries with a spoon and then strain them out and discard them. When the leftover liquid has cooled completely, incorporate the honey, mixing well. Pour the syrup into glass jars, Cap tightly and voila! You have syrup! Most kids take about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon daily and adults can take up to 1 Tablespoon. Take daily as maintenance/prevention or take several times a day at the onset of symptoms of illness.