Elderberry has 8 benefits for good health. Eliminates constipation and boosts gastrointestinal system. It reduces blood pressure and managing diabetes. We have been using the homemade elderberry and it does work to get rid of colds and flu. I have a friend that makes it homemade and I get it from her. Her 2 girls had the flu 3 years in a row. Well, this year they have not had any colds or flu since taking this every day since November, 3 times a day. It boots your immune system. The chart shows all of the benefits. I am a firm believer in elderberry. It helps with weight loss, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. Aids in eliminating excess of cholesterol from the body. Promotes bone strength and development of new bone tissue. Alleviates respiratory conditions such as cough and cold.