The Benefits of Elderberry for Colds and Allergies
If you’ve never heard about the benefits and healing powers of Elderberries, especially when it comes to preventing colds and flu, then it’s definitely time you get on board. Elderberries are used in syrups and other remedies to fight off colds, to give the immune system a boost, and as a way to stay healthy during the winter months. Described by Hippocrates, the “father of medicine,” as his “medicine chest” because it was so effective a cure for a wide variety of health issues, Elderberries have been used as an herbal remedy throughout time Elderberries are the fruit of the Sambucus tree and their powerful nutrient profile is what makes them such a potent healer when it comes to colds, allergies and other common ailments.
The flowers and berries of this amazing plant are brimming with vitamins and antioxidants which work to boost your immune system. In particular we’re talking about their high content of anthocyanins, a flavonoid with anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties, and that which is responsible for the deep purple hue of the Elderberry.
Elderberries are also rich in bioflavonoids that help to boost the immune system by enhancing your body’s absorption of vitamin C (which Elderberries also contain). Vitamin C is known as the ultimate aid in immune system support and for good reason: it strengthens your immune system at the cellular level. These flavonoids also aid in allergy relief. The anti-inflammatory properties found in Elderberry have made it a go-to remedy for allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, and a runny or stuffy nose. Elderberry is an anti-catarrhal herb, one which works to help the body remove excess mucous, so it is a great choice not just for runny noses but for overall head congestion.
Research has shown that supplementing with Elderberry can improve and as well as reduce flu symptoms including fever, and it can also help contribute to a shorter overall duration of colds.
So you can see why Elderberry is such an excellent choice when it comes to preventing or easing the symptoms of cold and flu.
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Get a jump on a little extra immune support right as we cruise in into another cold and flu season. The shifting of seasons from summer to fall as well as from fall to winter can put a lot of stress on our already potentially overworked immune system. These gummies are perfect to give your body a little extra assistance to help you beat that cold faster or even avoid it altogether. Not to mention if you have children these are also particularly helpful in the fight against all the germs and other nasties they bring home from school!
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