I have been making Elderberry Syrup for 3 years and people STILL ASK ME, What is it? It's magick, that's what it is..... here's why.
WHAT IS IT?
Elderberries (Sambucus Nigra L.) have been used for centuries by indigenous cultures to treat wounds, respiratory illness, viruses and more. The berries can be used dried or whole in syrups and tinctures. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties as well as 87 percent of the daily value in vitamin C, and high amounts of vitamin A, potassium, iron, vitamin B6, fiber, and betacarotene. In laymen's terms, they have everything you need to keep you from getting sick and minimizing your illness.
The antiviral components of elderberry fruit extract were tested and found to effectively inhibit Human Influenza A (H1N1 virus) in vitro, possibly by blocking the ability of the virus to infect host cells. The extract was so effective, that researchers compared it with the prescription medications Amantadine and Oseltamivir (Tamiflu). (Source)
In a human clinical trial, a significant improvement of influenza symptoms, including fever, was seen in 93.3% of the cases in the elderberry-treated group within 2 days, whereas in the control group 91.7% of the patients showed an improvement within 6 days. (Source)
"I HAVE MEDICINE AND FLU SHOTS, WHY DO I NEED ELDERBERRY SYRUP"
If that's how you feel, stop reading this. Elderberries have been known to treat colds, flu, fever, burns, cuts, and the plague. THE. PLAGUE. Is that not all you need to know?! Now, I'm not telling you to stop going to the doctor and don't trust their expertise. I'm saying you would make their job a lot easier if you just took the syrup. It will cut your symptoms in half, that's even IF you get sick.
HOW DO I USE IT?
It's meant to be used as a preventative measure in people of all ages. It contains honey, so it's not for babies under the age of 12 months. You will need to take a daily dose to help your immune system become strong enough to fight whatever flu season brings. If illness occurs, you'll increase the dose as needed based on your symptoms.