Elderberry supplies the body with antioxidants and boosts its natural immune response.
It can relieve constipation. Drinking tea made from elderberry and other ingredients seems to increase the number of stools passed in people who are constipated.
Reduces "The flu," also called influenza. Elderberry juice seems to relieve flu symptoms and reduce the length of time the flu lasts when taken by mouth within 48 hours of the first symptoms. Taking elderberry within 24 hours of the first symptoms also seems to reduce flu symptoms. Relief seems to occur within 2 to 4 days of treatment for most people. Taking a product that contains elderberry juice seems to relieve symptoms and reduce the length of time the flu lasts.