Older leaves and berries can help protect your body and mind, but they are also good sources of Vitamin C and antioxidants.
To get the most out of elderberries, you need to take care of them properly.
You should also avoid drinking or eating the leaves that have been damaged.
You can reduce the chances of injury by washing your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water and scrubbing them with a soft cloth or a damp cloth soaked in a solution of lemon juice, vinegar and water.
The leaves can also be dried and ground into powder for use in making herbal teas or making homemade remedies.
You can find elderberries in the fruit section of your local grocery store or online.