Elderberry is a plant with powerful properties. It has been proven to prevent viruses from reproducing thus making elderberry a “must have” in many illnesses, especially cold and flu. Viruses reproduce rapidly, increasing the symptoms and making the duration of the illness last longer. Elderberry helps to stop this increase and should be in your medicine cabinet. You can buy elderberries and make your own tea or syrup. You can buy a syrup or a capsule. If you have enough room in your yard, you can grow this shrub.