Elderberries may be best known for their ability to combat flu viruses and respiratory ailments. Our Organic Elderberries are rich in the flavonoid quercetin, which is believed to account for most of the therapeutic properties of the berry.
When symptoms of flu arise, natural healers and health conscious individuals turn to the elderberry to work its magic on stubborn viruses. The elderberry has been treasured for its medicinal properties since the days of Hippocrates, and this powerful berry was even used 1995 to treat a flu epidemic in Panama.
Our Organic Elderberries help to relieve signs of the flu in as little as two to three days. Research show that the elderberry has been 90% effective in battling the H1N1 flu virus if taken early enough. Our Organic Elderberries help to ward off upcoming illnesses and build a healthy immune system by increasing the production of cytokine, an anti-inflammatory agent. Elderberries contain a compound that inhibits the ability of the flu virus to penetrate cell membranes and invade the respiratory tract.
Providing Respiratory Relief
If you are looking for an effective defense against ailments like coughs, colds, and bronchitis, our Organic Elderberries may provide the support that you need. Elderberries have been shown to relieve allergies and hay fever, soothe a sore throat, combat sinusitis, lower fever, and treat emphysema.
Medical professionals suggest that elderberries can have an immuno-protecting and immuno-stimulating effect when administered to AIDS patients in conjunction with other treatments. Our Organic Elderberries are rich in substances that reduce inflammation in the body, particularly in the intestines, which is great relief for those suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases.
Elderberries offer full-spectrum support for a variety of health conditions. Our Dried Elderberries are often used as a gentle laxative, and have a correcting effect on mild diarrhea. Many other illnesses, such as high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, and viral and bacterial infections can be eased with the consumption of our Dried Elderberries.
This super berry is a wonderful source of tannins, amino acids, carotenoids, and Vitamins A and B. The high Vitamin C content in elderberries accounts for the strong antioxidant properties that can protect against cell damage.
Bring 3 cups water and 1/2 cup elderberries to a boil. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer covered for 20-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain berries, add 1 cup local honey (or agave) and then bottle up contents and store in refrigerator for up to three months. Or you can pour into canning jars and put in a boiling pot for 10 minutes to seal, make sure to sterilize all utensils and jars and use fresh canning lids. Canned elderberry syrup can be stored for up to six months. Refrigerate after opening.
Adults take one tablespoon once a day & children take one teaspoon a day. Take once every four hours when the onset symptoms start or are in full swing. For children's dose make sure to deliute in hot water and allow to cool to kill any botulinum.
Package contains 6 ounces and comes in a poly-lined refoldable stay fresh bag. This bag contains enough to do 3 batches. Each batch yields 3 cups or 60 adult doses or 180 child size doses.
Are Elderberries Poisonous?
There are many species of elderberries grown around the world, and most species are, surprisingly, poisonous. However, the fully ripe berries of the European Eldeberry (Sambucus nigra), which is exactly what we sell, are not poisonous. Before consuming, these berries should be boiled down into a syrup, as they do contain low levels of naturally occuring toxins. By boiling, the toxins are completely removed, leaving a safe, toxin-free syrup that is high in antioxidants, and highly beneficial for the immune system.
Strengthen Your “Inner Warrior”
The North American medicine people say the elderberry has the power to “strengthen the inner warrior.” Elderberries have a history as a healing food, as recorded in a 1633 book called The Anatomie of the Elder. This handcrafted collection of 230 pages is dedicated to documenting the medicinal properties of every part of the elderberry plant. In rural country areas, a wine fermented from the elderberry is a classic remedy to cure the common cold, and is often taken hot with honey before bed.
Our Organic Elderberries continue the healing tradition of this miracle plant.
While much research is still being conducted, some of the possible health benefits of our Organic Elderberries may include:
If cared for properly, our Organic Elderberries have a shelf life of up to one year. To preserve the freshness of this product:
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