Elderberry syrup has been traditionally used as a wellness booster for centuries.
Elderberry syrup. Sambucus nigra is a species complex of flowering plants in the family adoxaceae native to most of europe and north america. Elderberry twigs and fruit are employed in creating dyes for basketry. A sweetly spiced berry syrup. Common names include elder elderberry black elder european elder european elderberry and european black elderberry.
Shelf stable products are also very expensive and the actual amount of elderberries per serving. It is most commonly used for colds coughs influenza and seasonal allergies. Im tempted to try it over homemade ice cream or in an italian soda. It grows in a variety of conditions including both wet and dry fertile soils primarily in sunny locations.
My son likes the flavor too. It is inedible to humans when raw but can be made into wine. Callicarpa is eaten by birds and mammals. These stems are dyed a very deep black by soaking them in a wash made from the berry stems of the elderberry.
The fruit of the sambucus nigra plant elderberries are high in vitamins a and c and anthocyanins antioxidants that give the. This elderberry syrup recipe tastes like what youd expect. Many elderberry supplements found on store shelves are loaded with added refined sugar along with artificial preservatives and corn syrup.