Updated: Jul 10
The elderberry is part of a very pretty bush, and is a member of the honeysuckle family. When it blooms, it has tons of beautiful tiny white flowers. It is far more than just something pretty to look at though. The elderberry has a very rich history in natural medicine. It even goes back as far as ancient Egypt. However, even with all their usage in ancient medicinal practice, they are still quite relevant in modern medicine in a number of ways.
The elderberry packs quite an antioxidant punch. Elderberries are higher in flavonoids than blueberries, cranberries, goji berries and blackberries. They also contain a whopping 87% of the daily value of vitamin C, high amounts of vitamin A, potassium, iron, vitamin B6, fiber, and beta-carotene!
It’s been found that bioflavonoids and other proteins in elderberry juice can destroy the ability for cold and flu viruses to infect cells. Studies have shown that "elderberry extract seems to offer an efficient, safe and cost-effective treatment for influenza." In a clinical trial, "symptoms were relieved on average 4 days earlier and use of rescue medication was significantly less in those receiving elderberry extract compared with placebo."
12 Health Benefits of Elderberry
Provides relief & shorter duration for cold & flu symptoms.
Lower blood sugar.
Aids in sinus infections.
Relieves arthritis pain.
Great for your skin.
Helps with bowel issues. Natural laxative.
Soothes allergy symptoms.
Boosts immune system.
This beautiful and amazing planet really has so much to offer in regards to our wellbeing, and elderberries are just one of the many examples as to why I believe natural medicine is a vital part of retaining good health.
If a cold decides to invade your body this flu season, stop into our office and pick up our organic Black Elderberry Syrup! Better yet, order some early, and keep it on hand so that you don’t have to wait until symptoms arise! Taking black elderberry syrup daily will also help boost your immune system and prevent cold or flu as well as shorten the duration. To order online, click here.