Elderberries contain anthocyanin, an antioxidizing flavonoid that strengthens the immune system and fights inflammation. One study found that elderberry could reduce the duration of flu symptoms by more than 50%!
I love these elderberries so much that my husband and I planted twenty bushes on Honeybird Farm this past Spring. Sidenote: if you want to start growing these yourself, I highly recommend getting bare root stock from New Forest Farm.
A suggested preventative dose is ½ tsp daily for kids and ½-1 tbsp daily for adults. If you come down with a cold or the flu, take every 3 hours until symptoms disappear. Frequency and consistency are key during the onset of an illness!
I get my dried elderberries for this recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs here.
Have a sick child and no time to make this syrup? You can buy a high quality syrup here.
Please let me know if you have any questions and how this works for you!
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