Every time I make this, I feel like I’m at Hogwarts in Professor Snape’s class whipping up some sort of magical potion.
Elderberries have been used as a remedy for thousands of years to prevent and treat colds and influenza. These magical little berries boost antioxidant levels which can shorten our cold duration—but more importantly this syrup will help deal with that pesky phlegm that never seems to go away. The two main ingredients are honey and dried elderberries (purchase here).
In fact, a peer reviewed study In the Journal of International Medicine Research showed that those taking an elderberry syrup supplement with their flu recovered FOUR DAYS faster than those who shunned the mystery potion!
Now I don’t know about you but, as a busy mother I NEED those extra days…life’s too short to spend it sick.