As flu season approaches its time to learn more on how to protect yourself and your family. The berries and flowers of elderberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms.
There are many varieties of elderberry grown around the world, however it is the European black elderberry ( Sambucus nigra ) that is mostly commonly used as a nutritional supplement.
Elderberries are low calorie food packed with vitamin C, dietary fiber and antioxidants. Another study tested its effectiveness in air travelers. Those who took the elderberry syrup had a shorter duration of cold symptoms and they were less severe than the control group, so for most people it likely wouldn't hurt to include elderberry as part of a healthy diet. Along with foods high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin E, to support the immune system.of course check with your doctor,and make sure select a quality product.
Elderberry has also been shown to be effective in alleviating seasonal allergies.