Elderberry syrup is a great immune booster and is safe for children. This herbal medicine is made from Sambucus berry also known as Elderberries and have been used for decades to boost immune system and help fight off cold and flues. It is also helps decrease the duration of a cold or flu if you do catch it. This safe and effective herb is great to take as a preventative especially if you child is in child care where germs can be passed along easily.
Here are some benefits of using Elderberry syrup.
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