Elderberries are the fruit of the Sambucus tree. The most common type is the Sambucus nigra. Elderberry is the most commonly used medicinal plant. Native Americans and European herbalists have long used elderberries for their supposed range of health benefits. These include boosting the immune system to help the body fight off colds, flu, and other respiratory infections.
Cranberries: There’s one often-overlooked berry that’s also oozing with health benefits: cranberries. Cranberries are rich in various healthy vitamins and plant compounds, some of which have been shown to be effective against urinary tract infections (UTIs). Cranberries are a healthful food, due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content. They are often referred to as a “super food.” Half a cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories.