Have you heard about or used Elderberry Syrup? It's a potent concoction that can help beat colds and the flu FAST. There have been quite a few scientific studies done which show that the dried berries from the Sambucus nigra plant have high amounts of immune-boosting compounds. This is your go-to natural medicine for those pesky colds that doctors say to just wait out but still seem to take forever to kick. This recipe is even safe for most kids!
How does it work? Elderberries contain vitamins A, B, and C. They also support the immune system and offer relief to the miserable nature of colds. Native Americans traditionally used it for infections. Egyptians used it for burns. Israeli doctors have done studies to prove that elderberries can "disarm the enzyme viruses use to penetrate healthy cells". The concoction also contains honey, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, all of which are known to help the immune system. Whether taken as a preventative supplement or a reactionary medicine, elderberry syrup has been found to reduce the length and severity of symptoms.
** Please use this syrup as a medication and heed warnings about using it too often, too long, or with too young of children **
Watch the video below to learn how to make this amazing, natural immunity booster!
Recipe and some information used from WellnessMama.com.