Elderberry (Sambucus, Sambucus nigra, Sambucus africana) has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti- influenza, and anticancer properties. It is used to treat colds, the flu, and allergies and to remove mucus from the respiratory system. Sambucus nigra is most commonly used medicinally because it has been shown to be nontoxic, while other species can be toxic. Sambucus nigra has been shown in studies to bind with the H1N1 virus and stop it from entering cells.
It is packed with the healing powers, one of nature’s most versatile traditional remedies. Elderberry is loaded with antioxidants and has been used historically to ease the respiratory and nasal symptoms of inflammation and infection. Elderberry is thought to protect the heart and nourish the blood with minerals, carotenoids, flavonoids, glycosides, phenols and bright-blue anthocyanins. It has been used to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms, including helping to reduce pain and swelling, relieve nasal congestion, and support detoxification. Demonstrating antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-carcinogenic properties, Elderberry helps boost the immune system, mitigate respiratory issues, and protect against autoimmune disorders.
This alkaline berry is truly a divine powerhouse. Elderberry and elder flower are one of the most commonly used medicinal plants and one of the top antiviral berries in the world. It’s also higher in antioxidant power than blueberries, cranberries, goji berries, and blackberries!
It serves for its immune-strengthening ability to combat the flu, fever, and cold. Its benefits don’t stop there. Elderberry also serves for:
- chronic fatigue
- sciatica, back/spine issues
- dental pain, chest pain, heart pain, and nerve pain
- diuretic (helps the kidneys)
- stimulating digestion