Is it safe to consume elderberry products in pregnancy? There's impressive medical research on the effectiveness of elderberry in strengthening the immune system and helping to combat influenza, etc. But I can't find anything on its safety during pregnancy; everything seems to have the usual disclaimer, "if pregnant or nursing, consult your physician."
If it is safe, what's the best/tastiest source - Elderberry syrup? Elderberry tea? Sambucol is widely available but it contains either glucose syrup or sorbitol, and I'm not really keen on either of those during pregnancy... What's a way to get elderberry without sugar? I've seen elderberry capsules but I've read that raw elderberries are toxic; they have to be cooked to be edible - is the stuff in the capsule cooked? It doesn't say! So many questions!!!
Please tell me what you know about elderberry! Thanks mamas!