Fresh Elderberries are full of Vitamin C and lots of great minerals and antioxidants. The are found in Europe and also in Florida and other states. It contains some alkaloids that might make you go to the bathroom, but most people eat them after being cooked. I ate some raw and they did not bother me but I don’t recommend it. Elderberries also make a great wine that is wonderful. Elderberry tea made with the dried flowers and berries is also great for fevers, colds, flues, and upper respiratory problems plus it makes a really great gargle for mouth and gum disease plus it helps with tonsillitis. And some people believe that Elderberry products can help prevent cancer and also help with aids and other diseases.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist