The flowers and berries of the Elderberry plant are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that could boost the immune system. The uses for Elderberry are broad. Besides its health benefits, it is also used in wine, body lotion and food coloring. Elderberries can be used to reduce inflammation, help protect your heart and lessen stress. Some experts recommend Elderberry as treatments for constipation, headaches, fever, joint and muscle pain, epilepsy, stress, minor skin conditions, HIV, kidney problems and infections that may affect how you breathe.