Antiviral Elderberry Sauce

How to make a sugar-free or fermented elderberry sauce

This antiviral elderberry remedy is essentially just a low-sugar fruit sauce with some potent properties. See the section above for more information on the antiviral properties of elderberries and for information on how to make a fermented elderberry sauce.


  • 2 cups elderberries (see above for important safety information)
  • 2 cups sweet fruit (blueberries, apples or pears)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds


  1. Be sure to use properly prepared elderberries (see section above for more information). Alternatively, you can buy dried elderberries online. Use 1/2 cup of dried elderberries with 2 cups of water instead of fresh elderberries.
  2. Place the elderberries, sweet fruit and chia seeds in a small saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer until the fruit is cooked and soft.
  4. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 1 week or see the section above for information on longterm storage options. 


  • Elderberries are quite tart, so feel free to add a bit of honey or maple syrup if you want to sweeten the fruit sauce.
  • To use as an antiviral remedy, take 2 tbsp per day at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms.
  • See the section above for instructions on how to turn this simple elderberry sauce into a probiotic and fermented elderberry sauce.

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