Elderberry is one of the most powerful medicinal plants in the world, used since ancient Egyptian times. In fact, there are various subspecies of the Elderberry shrub, yet regardless of which one you consume, all of them are healthy and beneficial.
Not only elderberries are a low-calorie food abundant with antioxidants. They have also been proven to boost the immune system, improve heart health, ease coughs, colds, flu, and treat viral infections and tonsillitis.
In addition, the consumption of black elderberry inhibits both influenza A and B virus replication, and destroys bacteria that cause upper respiratory infections. Elderberries also treat various cancers and prevent the production of hormone-like cytokines, which are linked to the production of white blood cells that may cause inflammation.
Additionally, In folk medicine, dried berries are used to treat sciatica, dental pain, headaches, heart pain, and nerve pain, as well as a laxative and diuretic. Nowadays, you can consume elderberries in various ways however, the elderberry syrup is one of the most potent ways to reap all health benefits and improve your overall health.
Here’s the powerful elderberry syrup that fights off colds and flu:
- 16 ounces of elderberry juice
- 4 tbsps of lemon juice
- 1 tbsp of raw honey
In order to prepare the elderberry juice. You should place elderberries in a pan, cover them with water, and heat until the mixture starts boiling. Then, remove them from the heat, and leave the elderberries within the liquid for some hours. Strain the liquid from the berries, and put it in the fridge.
Next, in a saucepan, mix the elderberry juice with lemon juice, and heat over medium heat. Bring the mixture to boil and leave it to simmer for 20 minutes, and take away from heat. Lastly, add the honey, and drink the elderberry syrup while warm.
This powerful elixir will strengthen your immune system, assist your body to fight diseases, and prevent colds and the flu.