Aromatic Elderflower: a recipe for a healing and refreshing syrup and tea

The healing and aromatic Elderflower is associated with good weather.

Elder (Sambucus nigra) is a wild, deciduous plant. It blooms in May and June, and then the white flowers turn into berries that are first green, and then dark purple and black.

The main part used for medicinal purposes is the flower.

Elderflower is rich in large amounts of vitamins and minerals. Of the vitamins, it contains the most vitamin C and vitamin B, and of the minerals iron and selenium.

In addition to vitamins and minerals, what sets it apart from others is the essential oil. Green leaves are poisonous.

The berries are full of antioxidants. From the flower can be made tea, juice, liqueurs, to be added to dishes because of the aromatic smell, used in the cosmetic industry.

Recept for Elderflower tea:
The tea is prepared by pouring 4 teaspoons of dried flowers with 0.5 l of hot water, letting it stand for 10-15 minutes and then straining it.

Recipe for elderflower syrup:

The flowers should be picked when they are fragrant, a few days after the rain.

It is important that the flowers are picked from an unpolluted place and not washed before preparation.

Ingredients:

About 20 flowers

2l of water

1-2 lemons or limes

0.5 kg of honey

Flowers clean, put in a deeper pot, pour cold water, cover and leave for 24 hours. After that, strain and add honey.

Heat to melt the honey, but not at too high a temperature and stir. When it cools, squeeze a lemon or lime, and you can also add them chopped into rings and pour into bottles while the syrup is still warm and seal it.

Dilute the syrup to taste with water and serve!

Enjoy!

Published by Sophia Dane

I like to cook and collect interesting recipes. I love traveling, meeting new places and people. I like a good book... I write about things that are interesting to me personally, and those are: interesting and new recipes, medicinal plants, beautiful places that i have visited or that i am just planning to see...

5 thoughts on “Aromatic Elderflower: a recipe for a healing and refreshing syrup and tea

    1. My dear, I see that you are also an expert, and in many areas! I admire you.
      I haven’t heard of a cocktail under that name! Elderflower syrup is used in many cocktails and pastries. And elderberries are made into marmalades, again syrups … the berries ripen in autumn.
      For berries, my parents always mentioned to me as a child that they were poisonous. That is somewhat true, they are toxic, but only while they are raw.

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