HOW ARE ELDERBERRIES USED?
Elderberries (Sambucus) have been a folk remedy for centuries in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa, hence the medicinal benefits of elderberries are being investigated and rediscovered. Elderberries are used for their high antioxidant levels, to lower cholesterol, to improve vision and to boost the immune system.
Beneficial compoUNDS in Elderberries
Elderberries contain organic pigments, tannin, amino acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, sugar, rutin, viburnic acid, vitamin A and B and a large amount of vitamin C. Flavonoids, including quercetin, are believed to account for the therapeutic actions of the elderberry flowers and berries.
Read more about the benefits of elderberries here - Herb Wisdom