Each fall and winter we know that the cold and flu season comes around along with the cooler temperatures. The winter temperatures here in Georgia tend to fluctuate quite a bit throughout the season and can contribute to us feeling under the weather. If you're looking for natural ways to arm your immune system (even if you're already sick), one of many ways is with elderberry syrup or extract.
Elderberry (also known as sambucus) comes from a flowering plant and is often used in medicine. Sambucus nigra, or European elder (aka black elder) is the specific species of elder that is most commonly used for medicinal purposes.