Winter is usually the time of year that many people associate with cold and flu. For many people it becomes important to boost our immunity as much as we can, through hearty healthy foods with solid ingredients. But strong immunity is important any time of the year, and there are plenty of things we can do to help us stay free of nasty colds and viruses no matter what month it is. Adding herbal remedies to your illness-fighting arsenal is one of the more obvious, and sometimes very yummy, ways of keeping your health and wellness at the forefront of your mind.
Black elderberry happens to be as delicious as it is nutritious, and has a long history of use in treating colds. Several studies have also shown black elderberries to reduce the severity and duration of influenza. In fact, when the H1N1 flu was making headlines in 2009 the National Institute of Health consulted a wide range of natural products, looking for antiviral activity in them, and they found what they were looking for in black elderberry. Elderberry can be a safe and effective remedy for the respiratory issues that are commonly associated with colds and flu. Safe for kids, adults, and the elderly too, adding elderberry to your diet can help ensure your excellent health all year long.
Elderberry syrup is a wonderful thing to have on hand because it can go on pancakes for breakfast, or the popsicle recipe at the end of this article, and almost anywhere in between. You can buy elderberry syrup at many grocery stores, but it’s easy to make your own. Give this recipe a try!
If it’s time to bring elderberry into your diet year-round, use your elderberry syrup to make yummy popsicles your whole family will love!
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