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Elderberry Syrup For a Cold or Flu

Elderberry syrup for a cold or flu will help you get better faster. If you haven’t heard of elderberry by now, it is known for it’s natural health benefits. The berries of the elder plant are especially amazing, being more potent than the elderflower.

If you haven’t tried elderberry syrup yet, it is a household staple in our house all year long, but especially during cold and flu season.

In fact, my family and I started using elderberry syrup nearly 4 years ago when my kids’ pediatrician recommended it. (Gotta love her for being a western doctor who loves natural remedies.) She says elderberry syrup is one of the best things to use to boost the immune system, fight off illness and even recover from the flu!

Our Recent Flu Infestation

When my son was sick with the flu his doctor recommended elderberry syrup instead of prescribing tamiflu. We used the elderberry syrup paired with a double dose of vitamin d each day.  He was better within a week without any other interventions needed.

Even better, the rest of our family took it as well as a preventative measure and somehow the rest of us did not catch that nasty flu! (Including our toddler and newborn!)

I Swear By This Stuff!

In fact, whenever I feel like I am getting sick, if I’ve been around sick people or I am already sick, I drink elderberry syrup religiously! I strongly believe it has stopped me from getting sick many times and when I am sick, it is very mild and only lasts about 2 days.

Best of all? I am still able to MOM (I have 3 kids under 4 years old) without feeling completely rundown! I am so obsessed that I have started to grow my own elderberry plants in my yard so that I can one day have enough berries to make my own elderberry syrup.

Now, although it is pricey, the cost of a bottle of elderberry syrup definitely beats the cost of going to the doctor or paying for medications. Don’t you agree?

Which Brand Do I Recommend?

Ever since our kids’ pediatrician recommended the original Sambucol elderberry syrup, it is all we ever use! It is more potent than any other elderberry syrup I have come across, with a whooping 3.8 grams per serving.

Most other elderberry products contain 1.2 grams or a lot less per serving, for the same price (if not more). So it really is the best bang for your buck. It also comes from France, and I really trust products from Europe.

So the next time you are looking for the perfect natural remedy, elderberry syrup is it!

If you would like to make your own elderberry syrup at home, check out this post!

Check out my instant pot elderberry syrup recipe for quick and easy elderberry syrup for cheaper than store-bought kind.

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