What is Elderberry?

You may have noticed in the more recent years that as the cold and flu season sets in, more and more people are talking about Elderberry Syrup. For decades, Elderberry {botanical name: Sambucus-Nigra} has been used to build the immune system against seasonal flu and colds.

Here are some of the top reasons Elderberry should be introduced into your daily regiment:

  1. Fight against Flu and Cold - Elderberry extract has been shown to be a safe, efficient and cost-effective treatment for both cold and flu symptoms thanks to its anthocyanin’s. The ingredients in my Elderberry Syrup include fresh Ginger and Cinnamon which are warming spices which assist in moving sickness out of your system. It also includes Rosehip which is one of the highest forms of Vitamin C.

  2. Sinus Infection Aid - With elderberry’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it also helps clear up sinus infections.

  3. Lower Blood Sugar - Research has confirmed that extracts of elderflower stimulate glucose metabolism and the secretion of insulin, lowering blood sugar levels.

  4. Natural Diuretic - Elder has been show to promote both urination and bowel movements.

  5. Natural Laxative - Studies have indicated that elderberry, in combination with other compounds, can help treat constipation.

  6. Encourages Healthy Skin - It’s bioflavonoids and antioxidants as well as its high vitamin A content make it awesome for skin health.

  7. Ease Allergies - Since allergies involve an overreaction of the immune system as well as inflammation, elderberry’s ability to improve the immune system and calm inflammation helps treat allergy symptoms.

  8. Helps Prevent Cancer - Edible berry extracts like elderberry extract are rich in anthocyanin and have been shown to have a broad spectrum of therapeutic, pharmacologic and anti-carcinogenic properties.


Patients with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, celiac, hashimoto’s, and lupus need to consult a physician before taking elderberry because it may stimulate their immune system. Elderberry interferes with medications that suppress the immune system and medications used to treat autoimmune diseases. Please consult your physician before working into your regiment.