This tasty syrup offers so many benefits! Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, to improve vision, to boost the immune system, to improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsilitis. Bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice reduce susceptibility to cold and flu viruses. It is anti-inflammatory and diuretic, and contains flavonoids and high doses of vitamins A & C.
Astragalus, used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine, is an immune stimulant and is often used as a tonic to help the body adapt to external influences, especially to the cold. The syrup has a touch of ginger as well, adding warmth and digestive support.
Typical dosage: 1-2 Tablespoons daily; children under 12, 1 teaspoon daily