What Is Elderberry?
Elderberry is a type of fruit from the European or black elder tree, which grows in the warmer parts of Europe, North America, Asia, and Northern Africa and is widely used in herbal medicine.
- Antioxidant properties that may provide protection against free radicals
- Anthocyanin that may provide protection against cellular aging
- Flavonoids that may have therapeutic activity
What Is Elderberry Good For?
Studies have shown elderberries to be effective in symptom reduction and prevention of colds, flu, and upper respiratory infections. Studies have been limited on other uses of elderberry.
Elderberry is used medicinally:
- As an immunostimulant
- To reduce the damaging effects of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol (elderberry extract)
- As an antioxidant (elderberry extract)
- For treatment and prevention of:
- Topically, to treat:
- As a tincture, to treat:
- Rheumatic conditions
- As an oil, to treat:
What Are Side Effects of Elderberry?
Side effects of elderberry include:
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