Sunday, February 15, 2015

JoAnna's Elderberry ++PLUS++ Syrup for Auto Immune Support ( And STEP II Attenuation Syrup)

Finally I know  , I know no need to chide me lol I am finally posting this , Finally got it written Out I have been real proud of myself I have this big notepad I have been writing down my creations as I go and taking notes and being more consistent :) Despite the four little's and the all about craziness here lol .

JoAnna's Elderberry ++PLUS++ Syrup for Auto Immune Support

So yes I am sure by now everyone has told you about How wonderful Sambucus (Elderberry is) Elderberries contain organic pigments, tannin, amino acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, sugar, rutin, viburnic acid, vitamin A and B and a large amount of vitamin C. They are also mildly laxative, a diuretic, and diaphoretic. Flavonoids, including quercetin, are believed to account for the therapeutic actions of the elderberry flowers and berries. According to test tube studies2 these flavonoids include anthocyanins that are powerful antioxidants and protect cells against damage.

Uses : Immune System Boost, Coughs, colds , flu, bacterial infections, viral infections , tonsillitis , lower cholesterol , improved vision and heart health.

Considerations: Elderberry's blood sugar-lowering effects may increase the effects of diabetes medications and cause dangerously low blood sugar/ Elderberry also acts as a diuretic encouraging your body to release fluids and should not be used together with diuretic drugs, similarly , its immune stimulating activity makes it work against drugs that suppress the immune system such as steroids and other drugs used to treat autoimmune conditions, ALWAYS consults your Dr for guidance or the use of elderberry or any other supplements and medications.

Health Benefits of Ginger - Ginger is one of the most ancient spices in worldwide cuisine. It has become well-known for its various health benefits, which include its ability to boost bone health, strengthen the immune system, increase your appetite, prevents various types of cancer, improve respiratory conditions, aid digestion, eliminates arthritis symptoms, reduce excess gas, enhance sexual activity, and relieve pains related to menstrual disorders, nausea, and flu.
Bone Health
Preventative Gas
Aid in Preventing of Cancer
Detoxifies and Disinfects
promotes sexual activity and helps with menstrual cramping
Nausea and THE FLU.

Health Benefits of Cloves : 
Clove's unsurpassed level of antioxidants includes a number of different antioxidant compounds.
Cloves are an excellent source of Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin K, C, omega-3s , protein , iron , phosphorus, calcium  and more , Excellent Anti Inflammatory Benefits. Antiseptic , Anapestic, Digestive.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon -   Helping in regulate  Type 2 Diabetes , Great for Arthritis and Inflammation , its anti antimicrobial and anti fungal , Boots Brain Function , and helps protect against heart disease. Blood Purification, Healing, , respiratory problems and more .

Health Benefits of Rose Hips -  They  have antioxidant properties, help prevent Melanoma , have anti diabetic properties, decreases blood pressure and chlorestrol   , treatment of colds and arthritis , colds , skin care , aid of bones and blood, stomach disorders, and Immune Support .

Health Benefits of Raw Honey - Energy Boots, Excellent Source of Antioxidants, Supports good Bacteria  (gut flora) , Antibacterial and Anti Fungal , Sore Throats, laryngitis and pharyngitis , canker sores, sore gums , can by applied directly to Eczema ,

Honey may contain Clostridium Botulinum spores and toxins that can cause infant botulis, do not use HONEY in children under age One .
THERE are over 4,357 medical studies on healing effects of honey ( according to the PubMed) , moreover , 1,194 of these studies relating to honey as a treatment and 132 of these studies were relating to the antioxidants in the honey .

Health Benefits of Lemons -  Being a citrus fruit it fights infections , Vitamin C functions as an antioxidant and plays an important role in your body's immune function. Potassium , calcium, They are alkalizing for the  body, Fab for the Liver , In 1747, a naval surgeon named James Lind cured scurvy with fresh lemons. To this day, the British Navy requires ships to carry enough lemons so that every sailor could have one ounce of juice a day. In the past, lemons were replaced with limes; this is where the English got their nickname “limeys ( about 2 ounces of lemon juice) I MYSELF LOVE THIS HISTORIC FACT HEHEH)
Destroys intestinal worms , Powerful Antibacterial properties , Contains 22-anti cancer containing compounds , Blood vessels are strenghthend by it and more wonderful facts for you.

Health Benefits of Star Anise - Antibacterial, Anti-fungal and Rich in Shkimic Acid, Antioxident Properties, digestive aid, improves female hormone function.

Disclaimer - Please Consults here Dr. Before changing your diet and including supplements and so forth, I am not a licensed  DR just someone who is well learned in this area from my own re search and health journey.

Recipe for JoAnna's Elderberry ++PLUS++ Syrup for Auto Immune Support
To note this is a smaller batch for this i do smaller batches since I make my Elderberry ++Plus++ Attenuation Syrup nothing goes to waste! You of course can double or Triple the recipe. THIS VERSION IS VERY POTENT than most recipes so the dosage below is given.

Of course these items can be bough in Bulk through Amazon, Mountain Rose Herbs so forth. But Also you can go down to your  local Natural food store they sell these items in there BULK section for very Inexpensive.

1/2 cup of Organic dried Elderberries , If using FRESH use 1 Cup . ( I use Frontier Elder-Berries-Whole-Organic-Frontier
5 organic dried Whole Cloves
2-3 Whole Organic Star Anise
2 Tsp of Dried Rose Hips

1 organic Cinnamon Stick
2 cups of fresh water (non chlorinated)
Roughly 2 inches (can be more or less) of Organic Ginger Root sliced thickly you should have like 5 to 6 slices.
2 Thick Organic Lemon Wedges
1 cup of RAW Organic Honey (try to Support Local we do) :) .

Add all ingredients BUT THE  HONEY into a medium sauce pan


Bring to a boil on medium heat , turn down to low and simmer with lid on for about 25 - 30 min. Until the liquid should be reduced to 1/2 .


Pour through a sieve into a bowl or big measuring cup.


Using a Potato Masher try to get as much liquid from the "Mash" as you can .


Once you do that take a Soup Ladle and in a circular motion press down to get all the liquid out.


Once that is done , set the sieve aside (especially if using for RECIPE #2 , nothing goes to waste here) .

Let cool to room temature you do not want your delicious Raw Honey 's good bacteria ( probiotics) to get killed.  Add Honey.  Place in a Jar and seal. Should stay good in fridge for 2months.
UPDATE :So I did add 2Tab of Stevia in the Raw to make it a bit sweeter for them :)

Remeber this recipe is pretty potent so Dosage should be as follows :
Adult : 1 1/2 tsp per day .
Children : 1/2 to 1.(omit honey remember if giving to under 1 year , consult physician before giving) .On the Onset of a Outbreak of Symptoms :
Adults  : 2-3 tsp
Children: 2 Tsp.

(omit honey remember if giving to under 1 year , consult physician before giving) .

JoAnna's Elderberry ++PLUS++STEP II (using the diluted remnants of the syrup above) Attenuation Syrup)  (kind of reminds me of my Remouillage after I make my STOCK) Recipe here -- JoAnna's homemade-stock-aka-compost-stock and Remouillage

Using your "Pulp" , "Remnants" from the above recipe place back in pan and add 2 cups of water- At this time you can if u wish add some fruit , have any apple pieces, pear, citrus so forth like that , you don't have to but even apple cores work. You can even add more the spices If you want but you don't have to honestly i just add apple cores and a slice or two of citrus.  Do the same as the recipe above SAME steps BUT don't use raw honey just use Organic Honey  ( I get mine from Costco) .  So same steps stain cool and so forth MARK and Use for the following :
*Pancake Syrup ( just add the desired amount of 100% Pure Maple Syrup)
*Add to cakes and desserts
*Add to Gummies or Jello (bovine sourced) recipe coming soon.

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Disclaimer - Please Consults here Dr. Before changing your diet and including supplements and so forth, I am not a licensed  DR just someone who is well learned in this area from my own re search and health journey.


  1. Thank you JoAnna!! I'm so trying this on the Mcmonsters!! ��

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