Nature’s cure for the common cold. Elderberries are rich in vitamin C and have high levels of flavonoids and anthocyanin which give them their dark purple color. Make by adding hot water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried berries per cup . Raise the heat until the mixture boils, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to sit for five minutes. Pour the tea through a strainer and sweeten with honey. This tea will have a deep red color, depending on how long you let the dried berries steep in your cup.
Do not ingest too many elderberries as it may cause nausea and digestive problems.