Elderberry or Sambucus nigra is a longtime favorite for supporting immune health. Elderberry appears to strengthen the cell membrane against viral penetration and has shown anti viral activity against ten strains of influenza virus and has been shown to shorten flu symptoms by 3 to 4 days.(1) Making a syrup is quite easy. This kit includes 4 oz of organic dried elderberries, .25 oz organic dried ginger root, two 4oz glass bottles, and an easy to follow recipe and instructions for use. All you'll need is water and honey or pure maple syrup. And if you don't have honey (prefered ingredient) it is possible to use sugar to create a simple syrup and use. You can check out our blog post and FaceBook live to learn a bit more about elderberry.
1. Hoffman, D. Medical Herbalism: Vermont, Healing Arts Press, pp. 580-581