Some simple math and thought has to go into planning to determine the number of Elderberry cuttings needed on your property!
It is recommended that a person consume 1 tablespoon per day of Elderberry Syrup which equals .5 ounces. If you desire to take a tablespoon a day for the November through March Flu Season, you would need approximately 5 months worth of syrup which would be approximately 150 days.
Using 150 days times .5 ounce equals a need for 75 ounces of syrup or by rounding up, ten 8 ounce bottles. Stay with me here on the math (LOL!)
So a good rule of thumb for making potent Elderberry Syrup is to use a minimum of a half of pound of elderberries in each 8 ounces of syrup.
That translates into every person would need to have available to them 10 lbs. of fresh American Elderberries (Sambucus Canadensis) per year!
Follow along as we discuss tips on growing your own Elderberries.