The elder plant and its berry fruit has been used for thousands of years for medicinal and dietary applications dating back to the Ancient Egyptians.
Native Americans believed that elderberry would heal all illnesses, which would promote a long life and therefore giving reason to the name “elder”.
Prior to antibiotics, elderberry was found as one of the main ingredients in many preparations used by herbalists, pharmacists and physicians.
Today, it continues to be one of the most used medicinal plants worldwide, where the berries are used as antiviral agents for colds, influenza and herpes infection,
Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, drying and cooling
Immunomodulating, antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, diuretic
- Colds, and influenza, and the symptoms associated with them including aches and pains, coughing, nasal congestion, catarrh and fever.
- Supports healthy immunity
- Herpes virus infections