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DIY: Ultimate Immune-Supporting Gummies

admin August 26, 2015

Written by Kate Tietje

Several friends and I got together for a “winter health DIY night.” We all brought herbs and other ingredients and made several different natural remedies for the upcoming winter.  We made elderberry syrup, herbal cough syrup, and other projects I haven’t published yet.

Some wanted to turn their elderberry syrup into gummies.  So they did!  But I didn’t use straight elderberry syrup to make mine.  No, I combined a few things to make the ultimate immune-supporting gummies!

One gummy per day may help you stay healthy this winter because of all the awesome ingredients.

About the Ingredients

Elderberry has some pretty awesome immune-supporting properties and can help shorten the duration of colds and flu.

Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory, which is good all the way around!

Ginger is anti-inflammatory and good for tummies and colds, too.

Raw honey is antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and adds a touch of extra sweetness for the little ones.

Grape juice has been shown to help prevent tummy bugs — I don’t fully understand why, but many people have reported that it worked (family members who didn’t drink it got the bug; family members who did drink it didn’t).

Vitamin C and probiotics can also be added, although I often just give these separately instead of mixing them in.

Gelatin makes them fun but is also good for soothing the gut!

Immune Supporting Gummies



Step 1: Combine elderberries, ginger, and water in a small saucepan and boil.  Boil for 1 – 2 minutes, then turn it off.  Let it sit for 20 minutes.

Step 2: Strain the elderberries, squeeze them well, and reserve the liquid — you need 1/4 cup.

Step 3: Stir in the raw honey.  Add the gelatin and let it sit for a couple of minutes.

Step 4: In a separate pot, heat the grape juice until steaming.  Pour it into the other mix.

Step 5: Stir until gelatin has dissolved.

Step 6: When the mix has cooled to warm (cool enough to touch it), add the vitamin powders if using.

Step 7: Pour into molds or a square baking dish.  Place in the fridge.

Step 8: Cut into 1/2″ squares or pop out of the mold.  Store in the fridge for 2 – 3 weeks.  Take 1 – 2 daily; more (up to 1 per hour) at the first sign of illness.

Are you looking for a gelatin recipe?  Check out my cookbook, Wholesome Real Food Favorites, for that and many other easy, family-friendly recipes! 

Disclaimer: This post is not intended as medical advice.  These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and nothing in this post is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything.  If you have questions, please do your own research or seek advice from a health professional.

Have you ever used immune-supporting gummies for health?

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  1. How much cinnamon do u ad? I did not see in ingredients.


  2. […] This is a kid-friendly way to get good stuff into your kids!  You can use any juice you prefer and add powdered supplements (1/2 c. juice + 5 tsp. gelatin + 1  – 2 tsp. of up to 3 powders).  Or, try my kid-friendly gummy vitamins, or ultimate stay-healthy gummies. […]


  3. Hi i have a question. Do you have any substitute for the gelatin?


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Hi, I’m Kate.  I love medical freedom, sharing natural remedies, developing real food recipes, and gentle parenting. My goal is to teach you how to live your life free from Big Pharma, Big Food, and Big Government by learning about herbs, cooking, and sustainable practices.

I’m the author of Natural Remedies for Kids and the owner and lead herbalist at EarthleyI hope you’ll join me on the journey to a free and healthy life!

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