If you are like me and prefer to stay away from mass-produced over-the-counter or prescribed drugs or remedies for minor everyday ailments, then this simple all-natural elderberry flu syrup is for you.
Elderberries come from the elder plant. Native to Europe, Africa and parts of Asia, elderberries have been known for its medicinal properties from the very early ages. It contains an abundance of flavonoids and other essential antioxidants such as quercetin, kaempferol, rutin, phenolic acids and anthocyanins that give it its medicinal properties to fight inflammations, prevent cellular damages and boost your immune system.
Elderberries can be consumed in many different ways such as in juices, teas, jams or syrups. Regardless of how they are consumed, they are best known as a natural deterrence and a cure for the common cold and flu because the anthocyanidins is an excellent immune system booster. To fight off infections like the cold or flu, our body needs to have a strong immune system. 
Other lesser-known healing properties of elderberries include:
1. Chronic sinus infection
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of the elderberries are definitely more than capable of putting up a good fight against common chronic inflammatory conditions such as sinus infections.
2. Regulate urination and bowel movement for daily detoxification
Did you know that elderberries also has a natural diuretic effect on our bodies? Elderberries are packed with vitamin C and dietary fiber that help aid digestion and thereby promote the production of urine and bowel movements that are essential for regular and gentle detoxification of our bodies.
3. May help control diabetes
The antioxidants in elderberries have been shown to regulate the insulin and glucose levels in our bodies, providing the stability that diabetic patients need while preventing those who are not dealing with the condition from getting there.
4. Ease allergies
The flavonoids and antioxidants in elderberries help reverse and control the oxidation process in our bodies. By preventing free radicals from damaging our cells, elderberries help our bodies build a strong defense against pathogens and allergens that our bodies are exposed to every day and keep allergies at bay.
There are many health benefits for elderberry so having your own homemade batch on hand can be a true lifesaver!
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