Elderberries…Where’s the Research?

Elderberries…Where’s the Research?

By Jenny Watson

While I am SO glad the heat of summer has left our part of the country (southern Indiana to be specific), the colder weather reminds us that cold and flu season is pretty much making itself at home, and a few weeks ago, my blissful morning coffee reading was interrupted by this NPR article stating that this winter could be a rough cold and flu season for us all. Yikes! So I wanted to take this opportunity to give our customers access to the research that has been conducted on elderberries and how it could be an effective way for your family to stay healthy with strong immune systems this winter.

Elderberry, a variety of the Sambucus tree, is one of the most commonly used plants for effective immune system support. While there are different varieties, the most common form of elderberry is referred to as Sambucus nigra, also known as the European elderberry or black elder. This tree is native to Europe, though it is widely grown in many other parts of the world as well. It has been used throughout history and ancient civilizations as a natural remedy to many ailments.

Here’s the research:

This isn't the entirety of all research conducted on elderberries, but the articles above have been helpful in my journey of using elderberries as a natural way to keep my family healthy and out of the doctor’s office. I hope it can give you confidence to seek out how elderberries can do the same for your family!

We offer dried elderberries by the pound, as well as incorporate elderberries into many of our other products, including Elderberry Syrup, Elderberry Syrup Kits, Elderberry Immunity Gummies, Lemon Ginger Tea and Apple Hibiscus Tea! How do you incorporate the power of elderberries into your health routine? Comment below and let us know!

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Hey there, Mary! We do not actually work with the elderberry plants themselves. I would recommend reaching out to a local nursery or garden center— they may be able to provide some direction as far as buying elderberry plants goes! Let us know if you have any other questions, and stay healthy!


I would like to know how we could get some plants to grow elderberries here in Mississippi. Please let me know how we could go about ordering us some plants.

Mary Snowden

That is really cool Trudi! Thank you for sharing that with us.

Customer Service- Alexandra

It is known in Germany as Hollunderberren and used for healthy juices for over 100 hundred years!!


Thank you for sharing your journey with us and others. We want to empower families to stay healthy and then share about it! Stay well, and know we appreciate you!

Kimberly- Customer Care Team

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