It’s the time of year that kids are getting sick often. An average of 8 times per year!!!. An easy trick to help reduce the amount of times your children will get sick this year and also help stimulate the immune system or shorten the duration of a cold is Elderberry. It’s sweet tasting and can be given just like cough syrup. I encourage you to read the ingredients on your cough syrup, then go to a health food store and read the ingredients in elderberry syrup. You will be amazed and hopefully disgusted by amount of “unnecessary ingredients” that are found in generic cough syrups.
According to a study in the Journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, black elderberry extract inhibits influenza A and B viruses.
Locally you can find this product at Aura’s Health Foods.