Elderberry

Elderberry

Sure, sex is cool, but have you ever gone a whole winter without getting sick?

Elderberry has been used medicinally since the days of Hippocrates. You know, the dude credited with being the father of medicine?

This little dark in color, antioxidant and immunity boosting powerhouse can be ingested in a variety of ways. Shown in the video is a tincture* into water, you can make a syrup, tea, or jams. You’ll also see it in throat lozenges and cold medicine (Sambucus nigra, Sambucus canadensis), as wine and liqueur.

Elderberry is also good for the skin as it helps fight wrinkles and combat acne. It’s also good for your hair. In addition to that, it inhibits growth of bad bacteria, a good source of potassium, good for your kidneys, bladder and eye health. The actual berries are packed with fiber (#naturesbroom), which helps aid in weight loss. So really, why would you not figure out some way to incorporate this little berry into your diet?

One thing to note – Don’t eat raw.
*tincture – a medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol, water or oil

I purchased online at Starwest Botanicals. You can also purchase on Amazon, Whole Foods, or any health food store.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I really want to try elderberry syrup or make some of my own.

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