By Rachel Morgan Cautero, January 30, 2020
What do experts have to say? Elderberries do have some health benefits. “They have antibacterial, antiviral, and cytokines-producing properties, all of which boost the immune system,” says Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., double board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine. “This helps fight cold and flu viruses.” Elderberries also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, are high in fiber, and can even help decrease “bad” cholesterol in the body, adds Dr. Gaither, who is also the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in New York.
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