Elderberries are the dark purple fruit of the elderberry shrub. A rich source of antioxidants known as anthocyanins, elderberry is reputed by some to be effective in treating the common cold, flu, constipation, hay fever, and sinus infections.
Rich in Nutrients
Elderberries are rich in organic pigments, amino acids, tannin, carotenoids, flavonoids, rutin, sugar, viburnic acid, and vitamins like A, B and C.
Boosts the Immune System
Elderberries contain natural chemical substances known as flavonoids that aid in boosting the immune system of the body. They are antioxidants that help to remove the harmful free radicals produced as a result of numerous metabolic reactions. Elderberry is highly effective in treating diseases related to depressed immune system.
Elderberry is quite effective in protecting and treating infections of the upper respiratory tract. Studies reveal that elderberry helps in reducing the excessive secretion of sinus mucus. Elderberry also helps to reduce the swelling in mucous membranes, addresses difficulties related to sinus drainage, and decreases nasal congestion in people suffering from bacterial sinusitis.
Drinking tea made from dried elderberry may aid in the treatment of constipation. This laxative effect is attributed to a compound in elderberry known as anthraquinone.
Anthocyanins are known to reduced inflammation. Those in elderberry do so by inhibiting the production of nitric oxide by the body's immune cells. Nitric oxide serves as a signaling molecule that triggers inflammation in response to injury or disease. By tempering this response, pain and swelling may be relieved.
We offer elderberry products in the whole berry form, ground berries, capsules, and elderberry syrup.