• 1/4 to 1/2 lb of dried elderberries
  • 1 liter vodka


How to make your own Elderberry Tincture or Extract:

First : Dehydrate approximately 2 to 3 lbs of freshly picked eldeberries in an electrical dehydrator or buy already dried elderberries, if available in your area.

Place 1/4 to ½ lb of dried elderberries in a clean quart size mason jar, add 1 full bottle of vodka.

Put lid on and store in a dark, dry place for at least 30 days. Shake the jar every few days. Then, strain it immediately OR leave the berries in the tincture and strain them when you use the tincture (it will continue to get stronger). Take 4 tbsps of the tincture at the first signs of a cold or the flu, two to three times a day OR take 1 tsp twice a day (morning and night) to prevent you and your family from getting a cold or the flu.

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