Elderberries are a fantastic remedy for cold and flu! In-fact you may be having them regularly without realising it. The Sambucus nigra plant is the key ingredient in Sambucol cough lozenges – a go to for many of us to help combat cold and flu symptoms! So here is your own remedy without any nasties or refined sugars – just the good stuff. Plus it’s cost effective & you can customise it for example, I’ve added Star Anise and Cinnamon Sticks – think ‘elderberry chai’!
Elderberry is high in antioxidants, vitamin C and quercetin, which may explain how it is helpful for sinus infections, lowering blood sugar, improving heart health, inflammation and easing allergies.
It’s sweet to taste (and a little bitter) so especially easy for the kids to take.
Enjoy elderberry syrup as a regular tonic, or add it into smoothies or with gelatin as sweet jubes (see notes).