The legendary use of black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) dates back to Medieval Europe. It's mentioned in Shakespeare and even in the texts of Hippocrates himself. Still in common use today, elderberry could be considered one of the western world's most important and enduring herbals.
The modern use of elderberry centers on its benefits for the immune system, and it is commonly employed specifically for seasonal wellness. Elderberries are a natural source of bioflavonoids and antioxidant phytonutrients known to support natural defenses. Swanson Ultra Elderberry Extract Syrup is our modern version of this ancient herbal wonder. It's 100% natural, made with the highest quality purified water and 800 mg of pure elderberry plus elder flowers and red raspberry leaf in every 1-teaspoon serving. The pleasant berry flavor makes it go down easy and the liquid form means it goes to work fast to produce rapid results.