A dark purple berry well-known for its medicinal properties.
The elderberry grows on the black elder tree and is found in warm climates. It’s been used for centuries in folk medicine to treat various colds and even the flu. Historically speaking it has been used by Native Americans and Egyptians alike for various medicinal purposes. The raw berries themselves as well as the bark of the tree are actually considered to be poisonous.
Health Benefits of Elderberry:
Elderberry has been proven to relieve symptoms of the flu as well as various other upper respiratory infections (1). Elderberry is also particularly high in antioxidants (such as vitamin C) which have been known to prevent chronic illness and inflammation.
How To Use:
Elderberry can be taken as a supplement as well as mixed into teas, beverages, and syrups when in extract form.
Always be sure to check with your physician before deciding to add any natural home-remedies to your diet.