Syrup of the Month: Elderberry Blast


Give your immune system a delicious boost!

Make yourself a batch of Elderberry Blast Syrup. A delicious combination of flavor and vitamin C. Give your body a little extra boost to stay well this season.

Creating syrups are fun and delicious, make a batch for yourself and all your loved one’s. Traditionally syrups were created as another way to help preserve herbs. What a delicious way to stay well!


Herbal Syrup Recipe


4-8 cups cold water

2 cups dried elderberry blast blend

Raw local honey (to taste)



Bring herbs and water to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature.

Step 2:

Take cheese cloth and a strainer to press all the berries until all the juice is out of them. Measure out how much Elderberry Blast you created.

Step 3:

Add a ¼-1/2 of honey to the amount of Elderberry Blast. Put all the Elderberry Blast and Honey into a pot. Warm up enough to melt the honey and liquid together. Bottle and label!


Ingredients: Elderberry, Astragulus root, Cinnamon, Orange peel, Reishi, Echinacea root, and Rosehips.

THS recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.

This information is for education purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Amanda Furbee

Amanda’s interest in herbalism began at an early age but it wouldn’t be until 2010, when she moved to the Pacific Northwest, that her relationship with medicinal plants blossomed. The move from the east coast to the west coast would be more than a change of scenery, it brought her closer towards the wonderful world of herbalism. Ambitious to start learning she found a golden opportunity working at Portland’s first all organic herbal supplier, The Herb Shoppe. Her experience was even more fulfilling than she had hoped for, feeling invigorated Amanda knew this was a step in the right direction. 

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