Wondering what you can give to help your kids fight off those nasty winter illnesses?

Elderberry has been used for centuries to treat colds, influenza and sinus infections.

Elderberry has a soothing effect on coughs and congestion and can help expel mucous. It promotes a strong immune defense and a healthy respiratory system to help fight off upper respiratory infections.

Elderberry also has anti-viral properties that have even been shown to decrease influenza symptoms! Studies have shown it can decrease influenza symptoms by 3-4 days. Elderberry is not indicated under the age of 2, so talk to your child’s provider for dosing recommendations.

Elderberry syrup is available at both the Oconomowoc and Delafield offices.