Elderberry is most often taken as a supplement to treat cold and flu symptoms. Elderberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They can help reduce inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too.
The flowers, fruits, and leaves of the Elderberry plant are excellent sources of antioxidants as much as 3.5 times the antioxidant power of vitamin E.
Elderberries naturally contain high levels of vitamin A which may soothe the skin, help ease the appearance of age spots, and prevent or lessen wrinkles. It is very well known that vitamin A is an essential nutrient that supports the skin, the eyes, and reproductive health as well as immune function.
Elderberries are also believed to contain antiviral agents so potent they are thought to deactivate viruses. Viruses are unable to multiply on their own and need to get inside a healthy cell to do so. Elderberries have high concentrations of bioflavonoids which inhibit the action of this enzyme, thus deactivating viruses and rendering them unable to pierce the cell wall and replicate.
And since it is believed that Elderberry has a very high content of Vitamin C, it is considered to be an immune booster herb. As to the anti-inflammatory property, this is attributed to the flavonoids content of Elderberry. Inflammation of the sinuses, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, swelling and a runny or stuffy nose can all benefit from this potent herb. It is thought to be particularly good for hay fever and strengthening the upper respiratory tract.
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