Elderberry syrup is a cold and flu season supertonic. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins A, B, and C helps support the immune system.
Elderberries are higher in antioxidants than blueberries, cranberries, goji berries, and blackberries.
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Elderberry is among the oldest healing plants in the world. There are recipes for elderberry-based medications dating back to Ancient Egypt. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek is known as the “father of medicine,” described the elderberry plant as his “medicine chest” because of the number of health concerns it seemed to alleviate.
Our family uses it as a preventative remedy by taking 1/2 to 1 teaspoon a day during peak cold and flu season. If we get hit with a minor illness, we double or triple that dose until we feel better.
As with everything, more is not better, so be mindful of the amount you take and always check with your doctor if you have a pre-existing condition or are taking medications.