Cooler weather brings a lot of things: football season, bonfires, warm drinks, and more. Unfortunately, the arrival of cooler weather means the arrival of cold and flu season, too. No worries, Columbia: we can conquer this season together.
If you ask a RWM wellness associates what to take during cold and flu season, they will likely point you towards elderberry syrup. This is our go-to for immunity all year. Since you can take almost unlimited amounts, we usually up our dosage during this season.
Elderberries are high in anthocyanin, flavonoids, and triterpenes, which give the berry its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and immune-stimulating effects. Elderberries can be made into syrups, cough drops, teas, and even gummies. Studies show that taking elderberry products at the first sign of sickness can help to reduce the duration and severity of a cold. Elderberry products work with your body to boost your immune system. RWM tip: sip on an ounce of syrup 2-3 times a day at the first sign of a cold.
At Rosewood Market, we have Elderberry Syrup Kits that include every ingredient you need to DIY a tasty immune-boosting syrup. There are other options, too, for when you need immunity against cold and flu season ASAP. Typically brewed with soothing flavors like clove, ginger, and honey, with elderberries, you’ll actually enjoy taking your medicine.
Elderberry supplements are great on their own, but there are many natural options that can work in tandem with elderberry products to keep you well. Check out some of our other posts on manuka honey, apple cider vinegar, probiotics, and vitamin C.