Elderberries (Sambucus) are the distinctively dark purple berries from the European Elder tree; Sambucus nigra. They have a long history of use as a folk remedy by both European and North American herbalists for their supposed range of health benefits.
At the time of writing, the long-term use of elderberry supplements is unknown, however they certainly appear to have little risks when used daily for up to 5 days.
Elderberries are used for their antioxidant activity to provide Immune Support, improve vision, and fight viral infections.
It might be! It is said by some expert herbalists that the Antioxidants found within elderberries could contribute to healthy Hair growth, while their Other Nutrients may also encourage a soft and shiny look.
There is very little scientific research into the possible effects elderberries may have on Cold & Flu symptoms.
Taking an elderberry supplement along with an immunosuppressant, which decreases the immune system, may decrease the effectiveness of the medication upon your Immune System.