We get many questions from the community on the usage and benefits for elderberries and our elderberry syrup. So, we’ve started writing them down and will be adding to this list as more questions become “frequently asked.”

What are the benefits of elderberry syrup?

Elderberries in the form of elderberry syrup have been shown to boost immunity, decrease mucus production during colds and fight the flu. 

What is Elderberry syrup used for?

Elderberry syrup has been used for centuries to cure a variety of ailments.  It boosts the immune system, treats upper respiratory infections, and improves flu symptoms.

Can you give a baby elderberry syrup?

Elderberry syrup is safe for children over a year; because of the honey content it is not safe for children under a year.  

How much elderberry syrup do I take?

There is no standard dose of elderberry.  A recommended daily dose for immunity is 1-2 tablespoons a day for an adult and 1-2 teaspoons a day for children.  For recovery from flu, studies show that 1 tablespoon of elderberry syrup 4-5 times a day helps to diminish symptoms sooner.

Is Elderberry syrup safe during pregnancy?

Discuss the use of elderberry syrup with your physician.  Elderberry syrup has not undergone extensive research regarding its safety.

Is Elderberry good for a cold?

Elderberries are a rich source of vitamins A and C, which are important in helping the body to get over a cold.  Elderberry syrup makes colds and other upper respiratory symptoms more tolerable by reducing mucus secretions.  Plus, the bioflavonoids in elderberry syrup boost the body’s immune system by increasing antioxidant levels.

How long does elderberry syrup keep in the fridge?

Elderberry syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 months.

What does the elderberry syrup taste like?

The large amount of local honey gives this syrup a very sweet taste.  The warm spicy flavors of ginger, cinnamon, and cloves give the syrup a very pleasant flavor.

How Much Elderberry Is in each bottle?

We make our elderberry syrup with a traditional recipe that includes using re-hydrated elderberries rather than extract. Because of this we are unable to answer this question in the same way other brands that utilize extracts can.  

DOes all elderberry Syrup Taste the Same?

No. Elderberry syrup recipes differ widely from company to company and more importantly from region/family. Recipes will often have similar ingredients, but some recipes add ingredients. In addition, how the syrup is prepared (cooked) and the quality of the honey and spices is a big factor in overall taste.

Taste is always subjective. So, if you’ve tried elderberry syrup and didn’t like it, we encourage everyone to try another brand before writing off the power of elderberries all together. 

Where do you get your honey from?

We source our raw unfiltered honey from local beekeepers from the Piney Woods region of Texas and Louisiana.

If you are looking to purchase honey alone, please see David Staggs off 1488 next to the Jiffy Lube. It is near impossible to specify the honey’s origin to a specific area  (Montgomery county, Harris County etc), because bee keepers will sometimes move their hives from one area to another.