ELDERBERRY SYRUP IS ONE of those old-fashioned remedies your great-great-grandmother might have used to fight a cold or flu. But the potential immune health benefits of elderberry syrup are still embraced by many in today’s world. Elderberry is one I feel good about because it’s been used for so long and in so many different cultures.”
What Is Elderberry Syrup?
Elderberry syrup comes from the dried flowers and berries of the European elder tree (Sambucus nigra). The flowers and berries are also made into extracts, teas, pills and even gummies.
Like our ancestors, some people make elderberry syrup at home. The recipe typically includes:
- Dried elderberry flowers or berries.
- Raw honey.
- Spices (such as cinnamon and ginger).