Black Elderberry - The Everyday Superfood For Kids

Black Elderberry – The Everyday Superfood For Kids

Girl holds in hands clusters fruit black elderberry in garden (Sambucus nigra). Elder, black elder. European black elderberry background

If you’ve been doing some research on superfruits that can contribute to your family’s health, we bet you’ve come across the goodness of black elderberries. Elderberries date way back in history for their medicinal use in Ayurveda, the world’s oldest branch of natural medicine, but has been making lots of waves in recent times for its numerous health benefits.



What is Black Elderberry?

Elderberry grows on the elder tree which has its origins in Europe but is also found in North America, Asia, and Northern Africa. In scientific terminology, the European elderberry, also known as black elderberry, is called Sambucus nigra. This shiny, round, dark purple berries are well-known for treating viral infections as its packed full of antioxidants.


Black elderberries were once used to ward off evil spirits and prevent or cure certain health problems such as colds and flu, respiratory illnesses, burns, wrinkles, and acne. Today, elderberry is most often taken as a supplement to treat cold and flu symptoms.


Fresh black elderberries on a spoon - preparation of homemade herbal syrup, top view


Benefits of Black Elderberry

There are a plethora of health benefits from black elderberries. Not only are they nutritious, but they may also help address cold and flu symptoms, support heart health, help fight infection and lots more.


Let’s take a deeper look into some of the benefits of black elderberry.


family, health and medicine concept - mother giving cough syrup to little sick daughter lying in bed at home


Bolster Immune System- Different fruits and vegetables contain different kinds of antioxidants. That’s why it’s so important to eat a diet full of colourful fruits and vegetables. Black elderberries are known to have high amounts of antioxidants, which can help the body fight off free radicals. They can help boost the immune system and defend against the damage caused by these invaders.


A Natural Remedy For Cold & Flu – Black Elderberry has been used to improve health for over 4000 years with the Father of Modern Medicine, Hippocrates having dubbed it his “Great Medicine Chest”. It has twice the natural antioxidant capacity of blueberries and more than 50% of antioxidants in cranberries. It can help to shorten the duration of cold and flu and improve severity of symptoms of cold and flu such as congestion, cough, sore throat, runny nose and fatigue.


Black Elderberry for Kids

It’s important to note that raw elderberries are toxic, and they must be processed to remove their toxic compounds before they can be consumed. So how do we get our kids to benefit from this amazing superfruit? That’s where Sambucol® comes in.


Sambucol® is produced from whole black elderberries and has the equivalent of up to 1000 black elderberries in every 120ml bottle. With its unique Antivirin and concentrated anthocyanidin, Sambucol® is also clinically proven to speed up recovery and reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms.


What are Sambucol® Kids proven benefits?

  • Speed up recovery by 3 days.
  • Reduce symptoms’ severity by 32%.
  • Fight Influenza A & B and H5N1 virus.
  • Boost immunity in healthy individuals.
  • Boost immunity against pathogens and bacterial infections.
  • Prevent the spreading of viruses.
  • Boost cytokines production against virus infection.


Sambucol® Black Elderberry for Kids has recently been awarded Best Health Supplement for Kids in the Parents’ Choice Awards 2022 and is suitable for children aged 2 to 12 years old. It has no artificial colourings and flavourings and also does not contain traces of dairy products, nuts, eggs, glutens and yeasts.


You can expect a delicious berry flavour, which makes it more appealing to fussy eaters, making it easier for daily consumption. Learn more about Sambucol® and how it may help your family stay safe and healthy at




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