Elderberry Tea Recipe

Recipes for Elderberry Tea can be found in cookbooks from the beginning of the 1900's.
Back then, Elderberries were very valuable because of their detoxifying and cleansing effect.

Among other things, they were used for cough relief and blood cleansing. Elderberry Tea is also great for the reduce of flu symptoms, pain, aches, and fever.

Elderberry Tea Recipe

Drink a hot cup of Elderberry Tea several times a day at the onset of symptoms. You can also add some lemon and sweeten it with honey as needed. Drink the Elderberry Tea unsweetened to cleanse blood or to relieve water retention.


Elderberry Tea Recipe


You will need:

1 Tbsp. Dried Elderberries
1 Cup of Water (Room Temperature)
1 Tsp. of Honey



1. Pour the Elderberries and the Water into a pot and let the Elderberries soak for 10 minutes.

2. Bring the Water to a boil, then remove directly from heat and let it sit for 10 more minutes. Keep the lid on.

3. Strain the elderberries using a fine mesh strainer over a bowl or tea pot. The Elderberries can be discarded.

4. Add the honey as needed.

More Elderberry Recipes

Elderberries have lots of culinary uses such as Elderberry Syrup, Pies, Jams, Juices and Liqueurs. The Elderberry must be cooked to come into its own. Afterward, you will have one tasty ingredient. Are you ready for some Elderberry and Elderflowers? Try our delicious and simple recipes! Don't forget to wear an apron as the inky juices will stain clothes.

Where to Buy

Elderberries can be purchased at Farmers Markets, in your local health food store or online.


Warning - Do not take Elderberries if you are allergic.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the safety of using Elderberry during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), multiple sclerosis (MS), or other conditions: Elderberry might cause the immune system to become more active, which could increase the symptoms of autoimmune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using Elderberry.

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