Homemade Elderberry Syrup
Use this simple elderberry syrup to create an immune-supporting superfood sipper for cold and flu season. Elderberries offer rich amounts of flavonoids--powerful plant antioxidants shown to help fight inflammation and improve vascular function--in addition to potassium and vitamins A and C. These tiny, yet mighty berries have been used as a natural herbal remedy to help defend against myriad health ailments for over a century. In addition to safeguarding immunity, research suggests that taking the berry at the onset of certain sicknesses may help quell symptoms like coughing and sore throat. To create a soothing, tea-like sipper, mix the elderberry syrup with hot water. Alternatively, pour the elderberry syrup over ice and top off with club soda for an invigorating elixir.