"Studies have found that elderberry eases flu symptoms like fever, headache, sore throat, fatigue, cough, and body ache. The benefits seem to be greatest when started within 24 to 48 hours after the symptoms begin. One study found that elderberry could cut the duration of flu symptoms by more than 50%."
|Elderberry produces large, beautiful blossoms that also have many uses, including tea, wine, champagne, and can be used in cooking.|
|Elderberries do not ripen all at once. Here is an example of blossoms next-to green elderberries next-to almost ripe greyish-purple berries.|
|Fully ripe, ready to harvest elderberries. Here's a tip: Wait to harvest until after the first frost. This will bring out the natural sugars in the berry and result in an even better tasting final product.|