Imagine yourself at work one day, feeling awesome, healthy and well. Then one day you wake up and you have a scratch in the back of your throat, and your head starts to hurt, you feel very warm with achy chills up your body, sound familiar? These are some of the symptoms of a common cold or flu coming on. What if I told you that one small berry could fight these symptoms and shorten your cold/ flu by up to 4 days? You would probably want to get your hands on them, and fast! It seems like this time of year everyone is trying to get well and STAY well, but despite our best efforts, it still seems to creep up on us randomly, and at the worst time possible. Keep reading to find out how you can make this battle even easier to fight!
Where Do Elderberries Come From
When I heard that Elderberries are known as one of the TOP antiviral herbs on the planet, it blew my mind! Hippocrates himself, who is widely known as the “Father of Medicine” described this plant as his “medicine chest”, because of how many health concerns it seemed to heal.
Sambucus nigra is the full name for what we know as the Elderberry plant. It’s a beautiful deciduous tree that grows up to be about 32 ft. tall with white flower and dark blue-black berries. So what makes these berries so healthy and medicinal you ask? First off, they are very high in many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, iron and potassium. In addition to that, they also contain a small percent of an essential oil that is made of fatty acids and alkanes. Elderberries contain antioxidant properties even greater than those contained in blueberries or blackberries, these properties will help to prevent cellular damage. “During the 1995 Panama flu epidemic, the government employed its use to fight the flu. The berry’s juice greatly reduced the time of the flu as well as the severity, thus helping end the epidemic.”
Benefits of Elderberries
Amongst all the vitamins and minerals and antioxidants this small berry contains, it also can heal many common ailments such as
- Sinus infections
- cold/flu relief
- Lowers blood sugar
- Encourages healthy skin
- Natural laxative
- Helps prevent cancer
Not only are these berries beneficial but they are also easy to incorporate into your diet, use them as a syrup, spray, ointment, or even incorporate them into your jams and jellies.
Add this powerful super berry to your healing remedies to bring you comfort and relief during this hard to fight cold/flu season.