Two years ago I had a very bad fever, probably pneumonia. After a treatment with antibiotics, the fever went away but not the ill feeling. Nothing helped me to feel better. Until a friend from a friend gave me a bottle of elderberry syrup. After more than two months I finally started recovering. Now I have made some bottles of the miracle mixture myself. The recipe came from this very nice book, Wildplukkertjes, which the girls got from their grandparents. Here's a a similar recipe, but with more spices (am going to try this one for the next batch).