I was so excited when I learned elderberry grew on our homestead. As you might already know, elderberry is a scientifically studied treatment for the common cold and flu, and is also used by herbalists to treat sinus infections, respiratory problems, and inflammation. Now imagine how sad I was when elderberry season finally appeared…and the berries were all red. Because like most people, I’d read over and over again that red elderberries are poisonous and therefore not good for medicine the way black and blue elderberries are.
How to harvest and use elderflowers for medicine…including flowers from red elderberries!