Elderberry is the dark purple or black color berry, which grows in the warmer parts of Europe, North America, Asia, and Northern Africa.
Health Benefits of Elderberries
- Elderberry is an excellent general immune system booster . The berries contain chemical compounds called anthocyanidins, which are are known to have immune stimulant effects.
- With elderberry’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it makes sense that it can help sinus issues
- Both the flower and the berry have traditionally been used to treat diabetes . Research has confirmed that extracts of elderflower stimulate glucose metabolism and the secretion of insulin, lowering blood sugar levels.
Just as uses for elderberry are broad, the forms it comes in are many, including syrups, gummies, lozenges, pills, and teas. It’s also used in:
- Food coloring
- Body lotions