Organic Elderberry 100g
Organic Elderberry is known to be a powerful antiviral properties especially helpful for upper respiratory infections.
It's also a great immune booster that can be taken daily to strengthen the immune system.
To naturally help with cold and flu, elderberry is best to be taken as soon as symptoms show to reduce the severity and shorten the duration of symptoms.
It contains a high amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, bioflavonoids, phenolic compounds, beta-carotene,iron, potassium and phytosterols.
What Does Elderberry Taste Like?
It has a tart berry, slightly sweet taste. The elderberry syrup recipe below enhances its natural flavours and is so delicious, you will enjoy taking this everyday.
Can Children Take Elderberry?
It is quite safe for children to take elderberry over the age of 2 years old (always check with your doctor). You may have also seen many cold and flu medicines contain Sambucus nigra which is Elderberry. If it is in over the counter medicines, why not have the 100% natural organic version :)
How To Make The Best Elderberry Syrup For Cold & Flu
- 1/2 cups dried organic elderberry (50 grams)
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 cups honey
- Put all ingredients (except honey) in a pot and bring mixture to the boil.
- Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half, about 25-30 minutes.
- Let the mixture cool down to room temperature before adding the honey (to ensure the honey's essential enzymes and nutrients are preserved). Stir the honey well until all incorporated.
- Pour mixture into air tight container/jar and keep it in the fridge for up to 2 months.
How Much Elderberry Syrup Should I take?
Standard dose is 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp for children and 1/2 Tbsp to 1 Tbsp for adults.
If the flu does strike, it's best to take it straight away and increase the frequency. In this case, take the normal dose every 2-3 hours instead of once a day until symptoms disappear.
Is Elderberry Tea Safe To Consume?
Elderberry is quite safe to take and no known side effects of eating/drinking cooked elderberries. Raw elderberries on the other hand should never be consumed as it can lead to nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Who Shouldn't Consume Elderberry?
Elderberries are known to stimulate the immune system so it is best to avoid them if you suffer from an autoimmune disease (ie. multiple sclerosis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis).
Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor or health adviser to see if elderberry is suitable for you. Any information on this website is for informational purposes only and not specific to your health situation.