Frontier Elderberries, Whole, Organic 1 lb.
COMMON NAME: ELDERBERRIES
Standardized: European elder
Other: black elder
BOTANICAL NAME: Sambucus nigra L.
Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
European elder berry is a plant native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Western-and Central Asia. Its flowers and berries have a long history of use in traditional European medicine. Elder berries have also been used for making preserves, wines, winter cordials, and for adding flavor and color to other wines.
Elder berries support healthy immune system functioning. *
The fruits of S. nigra and a few other species are used for culinary and medicinal purposes. Only the purple- to black-fruited species are used; these include S. nigra (sensu lato) and S. ebulus, as well as S. australis Cham. & Schlecht. from South America. Two Asian species occasionally have black fruits, but are not likely to be found in commerce. Sambucus racemosa also rarely has dark fruits, which are smaller than those of most species. The taste of the fruit is sweet and slightly sour, and the odor is characteristic; other characters are as given below. Pyrenes are variable within and among taxa and are of little taxonomic use. (A fruit might be expected to contain as many pyrenes as the ovary had had locules, but commonly some or even all of the ovules prove infertile and do not mature.)
USES AND PREPARATIONS ~
Teas, tinctures, syrups, wine, cordials, and even ketchup, often combined with propolis or Echinacea. The flowers and berries are most commonly used. The dried fruits are less bitter than fresh. The branches and leaves are poisonous. The small stem which is sometimes left on the berry is safe.
Potassium nitrate, sambucin, sambunigrin, sugars. The complex sugars of the berries are the immune-active fraction.
Frontier Elderberries Whole Organic, 1 lb.
Frontier Co-op Bulk DRIED Elderberries are attractive dark purple dried berries grown in their native Bulgaria. The berries make a popular wellness tea and are also used as an ingredient in sweet syrups and desserts. The berries have a fruity aroma and sweet-tart, fruity flavor and make tasty, warming winter cordials, teas, syrups and wines.
Elderberry Syrup Recipe
This is my favorite Elderberry Syrup Recipe ~ it's a really simple recipe and you can take it everyday, medicinally and it's great on pancakes & waffles :).
3.5 cups of Water
2/3 cup of dried Elderberries
1 cup Honey
- Pour the water into a medium saucepan and add the elderberries.
- Bring to a boil and cover and reduce to a simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour until the liquid has evaporated to almost half.
- Remove from heat and let cool until it's cool enough to be handled.
- Pour the berries into a large strainer and mash them so that all the juice is squashed out of the berries.
- Pour through a strainer into a glass jar or bowl.
- Discard the elderberry pulp and let the liquid cool.
- When it's no longer hot, add the honey and stir well.
- You can add a tsp. of grated ginger if you like that flavor.
- Pour into mason jar or a 16 ounce glass bottle of some kind.
- Take a Tablespoon everyday medicinally.
Health Benefits Of Elderberry Syrup
Elderberry syrup is available from many reputable companies or can be made at home fairly easily. Learn about the health benefits of elderberry syrup now.
1. Reduces Inflammation
Inflammation is one of the main contributing factors in the development of many chronic diseases. The use of elderberries and elderberry syrup reduces inflammation as well as arthritic or rheumatic pain.
The plant has anti-inflammatory properties, which are very beneficial in the prevention and treatment of many illnesses. It contains a high concentration of flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.
Elderberry is also a rich source of vitamins A and C, and bioflavonoids, which all have an anti-inflammatory effect. Many human and animal studies have proven the anti-inflammatory effects of the elderberry plant in its various forms of medicine, particularly syrup.
2. Helps Manage Diabetes
The ingredients in elderberry syrup have traditionally been used to treat many health conditions like diabetes. The flowers and berries of the elderberry plant in elderberry syrup help manage diabetes by stimulating insulin secretion and glucose metabolism.
This helps treat diabetes by providing better control over blood sugar, which is a key component in the management of diabetes. The results of a study published in the Journal of Nutrition found extracts of elderberry improved the process of glycogenesis.
This is the body’s way of removing excess sugar from the bloodstream to maintain normal levels of blood sugar. Another study of rats with type 2 diabetes found bioactive compounds found in elderberries, which again make an appearance in many syrups, can lower insulin resistance.
The antioxidants in elderberry syrup may also help combat oxidative stress, which can lead to the development of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes.
3. Treats Upper Respiratory Conditions
Research has shown the ability of elderberries and their syrup to treat and reduce symptoms of upper respiratory conditions like bronchitis. Elderberry treats upper respiratory conditions through its immunomodulatory properties, which treat viral infections of the respiratory tract and relieve symptoms like nasal congestion and coughing.
Elderberry syrup reduces mucous secretions and swelling of the respiratory passages to ease breathing and discomfort. Elderberry’s antiviral effect may also work against respiratory pathogens responsible for upper respiratory conditions.
Elderberry syrup administered to patients with upper respiratory conditions in research studies was shown to improve symptoms after three to four days. It’s also recommended as a treatment for asthma.
4. Alleviates Flu Symptoms
Elderberry syrup alleviates flu symptoms like fever, sore throat, fatigue, chills, and muscle aches if taken within the first forty-eight hours of having the flu.
According to the Journal of International Medical Research, it also shortens the length of influenza by about three to four days.
Additional research has also shown the extract’s ability to inhibit influenza A and B viruses. Another study of participants who took the extract for two days showed a marked improvement of flu symptoms after twenty-four hours.
Studies have also been done on frequent flyers that showed how elderberry could shorten the duration of flu and lessen the severity of symptoms.
5. Promotes A Healthy Immune System
Elderberry syrup promotes a healthy immune system and helps fight disease. It regulates cytokines, which are chemicals that communicate the existence of an infection or virus.
Elderberry is a source of antioxidants known as flavonoids., which give the immune system a lift by raising antioxidant levels. Flavonoids also help ward off pathogens and allergens. Research has demonstrated the plant extract’s ability to inhibit viruses and block infection.
Elderberry syrup contains vitamins A and C, which are important components in the overall maintenance of good health. Regular consumption can help to prevent all kinds of diseases, whether chronic or acute.
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*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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