Has your immune system been getting you down? Elderberry might be just what you’re looking for.
Containing more antioxidants than blueberries, blackberries and goji berries and more Vitamin C than blueberries according to University of Maryland Medical Center, Elderberry is one superfood that should be on your radar.
This year’s flu season is one for the record books and it seems to be dragging on. But taking Elderberry, a powerful natural remedy just may help nip your cold or flu in the bud.
This berry has been used in human civilizations for centuries. Back in the Middle Ages, Elderberry was believed to be considered a Holy Tree and was thought capable of restoring good health, keeping good health, and as an aid to longevity according to the USDA.
Today, studies have found that taking elderberry supplements had an effect on reducing the duration and severity of cold and flu like symptoms (Griffith University, 2015).
Elderberry may be able to help combat these viruses by helping to reduce swelling in mucous membranes, including the sinuses, and help relieve nasal congestion. “Elderberry contains chemicals which are flavonoids which are anti-inflammatory agents” says Dr. Lawrence Rosen.
In addition to the benefits for your immune system when you’re feeling under the weather, Elderberry also can be a great next pairing for your next work out. According to the Huffington Post, rich in anti-oxidants and magnesium, elderberry can enhance physical performance, shorten recovery time and combat cell damage and aging. Furthermore, it’s been shown to possess antimicrobial properties that protect athletes from illness.
There are many recommended ways for enjoying the benefits of Elderberry. These delivery forms often include, Elderberry Juice or syrups. But there are now many innovative products on the market available to make taking these herbs a much tastier experience. Check out our Nature Soothie Immune lollipop. The Immune lollipop includes Standardized Black Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra) in one delicious lollipop.
Next time you’re starting to feel run down, try taking some Elderberry. It might just help you kick your illness to the curb.
NOTES TO READERS:
*Do not use Chamomile if you are allergic to related plants such as ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, or daisies.
NOTE: Always consult your healthcare provider before taking herbs or supplements for dosage, drug interaction or possible allergies and side effects.
Pregnant or nursing women should always ask their doctors before using any herbs or supplements.