I for one grew up nibbling on these delicious little berries. Packed full of goodness, everybody should try to eat elderberries now and then.
In 1995, a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that elderberries were effective at combating influenza A and B without side effects. They were also found to be more cost-effective than other alternatives. In fact, doctors found that flu patients treated with elderberry extracts showed a reduction in flu symptoms after just two days of treatment.
Elderberries have been shown to help treat the flu in several other studies, as well. With all the data supporting elderberries’ healing properties, we could definitely say that these little berries pack a serious health punch!