Proven in clinical trials to shorten the duration and reduce symptom severity of common colds, flu, and other viruses, elderberry is bonafide feel-good, taste-good herbal medicine. It strengthens the immune system’s natural defenses by packing a nutritional and antioxidant-heavy punch.

Easily found in commerce today, elderberry comes in many forms, from tincture to lozenge to fruit leather to jelly to powder to candy. A sweet treat that’s as good to the tastebuds as it is to the immune system, elderberry is appropriate and safe for use by all ages (though babies under the age of one should avoid honey-sweetened elderberry products).