What a beautiful remedy is the elderberry. It has been used since ancient times for all manner of ills, indeed throughout England it has been a valuable hedgerow medicine and revered as “the medicine chest of the country people”.
Today, scientific studies have shown that the berry does indeed stimulate our immune system, it is antiviral and significantly shortens the duration of cold and flu symptoms. It also has the ability to ward off these viruses if taken in large enough doses, early enough. Add to this its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is a herb truly suited to the winter months….