Traditionally and prehistorically in Native America, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and Europe, black elderberries have long been used as a healing, medicinal remedy. Historians trace its healing abilities back to Hippocrates, the ancient Greek known as the “father of medicine,” who described the plant as his “medicine chest” because of the wide array of health concerns it seemed to cure.
Black elderberries are excellent immune system boosters and provide major cold and flu relief, thanks to the active compounds called anthocyanidins. When used within the first 48 hours of onset of symptoms, the extract has actually been found to reduce the duration of the flu with symptoms being relieved on an average of four days earlier.
Sinus infections can be aided using black elderberry due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Treating diabetes can be assisted with black elderberry because both the flower and berry stimulate glucose metabolism and the secretion of insulin, which lowers blood sugar levels.
Black elderberry has shown to have natural diuretic effects as it promotes urination and bowel movements.
Black elderberries are rich in bioflavonoids, antioxidants and vitamin A. All of which are amazing for encouraging healthy skin!
Allergies can be eased using elderberry as an effective herbal remedy. Allergies involve an overreaction of the immune system and inflammation, both of which can be calmed by the black elderberry.
This medicinal berry really is a powerhouse for good health!