Elderberry syrup is known to be a powerful immunity booster that can be taking to prevent colds and flu, and to alleviate symptoms if you end up in sick town (check out this study). The University of Maryland Medical Center even says that evidence suggests that “chemicals in elder flower and berries may help reduce swelling in mucous membranes, such as the sinuses, and help relieve nasal congestion. Elder may have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anticancer properties.” Worth a try, yeah?
Elderberry syrup is a simple reduction that is ultimately mixed with soothing, probiotic-rich honey. It’s slightly sour, sweet, syrupy, and delicious. To me, all that sweetness is begging for some HEAT and we can create this win-win by adding immune boosting, warming spices.