Elderberry is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world.
A lot of people love it because it's full of antioxidants and vitamin C. It's probably what makes it so good at helping to ward off colds and flu and viruses. Based on vitro studies, an elderberry extract can destroy up to ten different strains of the flu virus.
In ancient days, the whole tree was viewed as a medicine chest in itself and the leaves were used a lot for sprains and bruises.
Meanwhile, an elderflower was used for chest infections and any kind of infections.
In general, plants grow where they are needed.
Elderberry actually grows all across North America so it's a wonderful staple. It's something I always keep on hand in my medicine chest either the dried berries. I'm constantly making elderberry syrup and making sure I have it in the fridge at all times
I made a vlog on elderberry syrup as this is one of my favourite remedies of all time.
It’s a great way to protect yourself from cold and flu and a great herbal remedy to keep on hand all winter.
Watch my YouTube video and I’ll show you how I make elderberry syrup with dried elderberry, cinnamon, and honey.