The use of Elderberry as a natural treatment for cold and flu ailments has been around for ages in folk medicine. Today, Elderberry can be found in numerous immune support supplements, because it is still believed to help support overall wellness. Here are some potential benefits of Elderberry that may offer you immune system support.
What is Elderberry?
Elderberry, or Sambucus nigra, is a purple berry that derives from the Elder tree found in Europe. Elderberries have been used in history as far back as 400 B.C. In fact, Hippocrates, also known as the “Father of Medicine,” would call the elder tree his “medicine chest.”
This natural wonder berry is full of antioxidants and vitamins that may help support your immune system.
Elderberry is a popular ingredient in supplements today.
Elderberry Benefits for Immunity
Elderberries are chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that may offer immune support. It has traditionally been used to help with cold and flu symptoms.
Elderberries have also traditionally been used to support issues such as:
Joint and muscle pain
- Minor skin conditions
- Occasional Stress
Elderberries have a higher concentration of vitamin C than oranges, and have about 10.2 grams of fiber per cup. They are also full of antioxidants, and research from the Journal of Functional Foods suggests that Elderberries target oxidative stress; oxidative stress damages cells.
The Honey Gardens Difference
Honey Gardens began in 1965, when Vermont beekeeper Todd Hardy knew his premium, raw, unfiltered honeys were a great natural alternative to the honeys that lined supermarket shelves. His products were not only delicious, but they also retained the full health benefits of traditional honey.
Today, Honey Gardens has grown to offer a host of apitherapy products, from propolis and royal jelly to flavorful honeys and syrups with the immune-supporting power of elderberries. All delicious ways to promote genuine, good health through genuine, clean foods.
Our Elderberry Syrup is made with raw honey, organic apple cider vinegar, propolis, and elderberry to offer immune support. We use fresh berries, not concentrates or extracts, because we care about offering authentic, fresh, and locally sourced products. That’s the Honey Gardens difference.