wild black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and its health benefits

wild black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and its health benefits

wild black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is sometimes regarded as the medicine chest for the common people. Fruits and leaves have been used by many for their health benefits for hundreds of years. They contain antioxidants, and many believe it can relieve colds, fight the flu, and boost the immune system. And the scientific research tends to back up the claims!

Also, health benefits aside, it has a sensational earthy sweet-tart taste.
The elderberries jam is incredibly delicious, with its deep dark unusual flavor that is really something else. 
Have you tried the fruits or the jam?

Main medicinal uses:
­čî┐boosts the immune system
­čî┐supports the respiratory system
­čî┐aids digestion
­čî┐promotes skin and hair health
­čî┐helps treat urinary tract infections
­čî┐improves brain health

Constituents: flavonoids, acids, tannin, anthrocyanic pigments, volatile oil, triterpenes, sterols, mucilage, minerals, vitamin A, P, C, iron, sambucin, anthocyanocides, fixed oils (linoleic, linolenic), cyanogenic glycosides

Therapeutic actions: diaphoretic, diuretic, antiviral, laxative, anticarrhal, pectoral, emollient, vulnerary, purgative, expectorant

Organs or systems affected: immune system, musculoskeletal system, respiratory system, central nervous system, skin


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