Superfood Spotlight: Elderberries and Elderberry Syrup
Here’s What You Need To know: This American berry has been used as a folk remedy for generations, especially among Native Americans. With a growing season August through October, this is the season for fresh berries and the perfect time to make elderberry syrups and jams.
Why You Need To Use It: The medical community is taking a closer look at the health properties of elderberries – they are the subject of research for their possible benefits for sufferers of diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Elderberries contain extremely high levels of certain antioxidants and quercetin which help the body fight viruses. They are also rich sources of vitamins A, C and E, and amino acids. For now, elderberry syrup is most commonly used to treat respiratory conditions.
Let’s get together: To support your immune system during the colder months, keep a bottle of Elderberry Syrup stocked in the medicine cabinet. Using a syrup concentrates the benefits of the dark purple berries. Use on a regular basis for immune support or in higher doses at the onset of a cold or flu.
Here’s how to try it: We recommend the Black Elderberry Syrup by Gaia Herbs.