Elderberry is an antioxidant rich supplement containing bioflavonoids, the compound responsible for reducing cold and flu intensity.
What Is Elderberry?
Elderberry is a plant that has been used for its medicinal purposes in many ways. When Elderberry is taken as a herbal supplement, it can have many great benefits, particularly to the immune system.
Elderberry comes from the Sambucus tree and is found all across the world. The most common variety of Elderberry comes from the Sambucus Nigra tree that is native to Europe and commonly referred to as the European elderberry or black elder.
The berries are cooked and made into juice for many applications from treating pain relief and inflammation all the way to making jams and chutneys for culinary use.
What Are The Top Benefits Of Elderberry?
Elderberry is frequently used to treat cold and flu symptoms but also can be helpful for treating swelling and inflammation as well as heart health. Elderberries are packed with antioxidants, attributing to their powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Most significantly, Elderberry has been shown to reduce the duration of cold and flu symptoms by 4-5 days. Elderberry has been show to reduce oxidative tissue damage.