Updated: Jul 10, 2020
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!