Making most herbal medicine is super easy....knowing herbal actions; botany; wild plant ID; what herbs to use when, at what dosage and for what person (because individual constitution is super important!) - dosage, preparation and application - is not! With that said, here is my basic elderberry syrup recipe with variations at the end. In my experience elder both helps us from getting sick and helps shorten the duration of an upper respiratory illness if you do get sick. You'