What Is Elderberry?
Elderberry is a dark purple or blueberry growing on the elderberry bush or elder tree. Elderberries may boost your immune system as they are packed with antioxidants and vitamins and are a great source of vitamin C and potassium.
The Fight Against Free Radicals.
We accumulate free radicals daily. Free radicals are molecules that are produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation from the sun, and other sources. Free radicals may play a role in heart diseases, cancer, and other diseases. Increasing your vitamin C intake helps reduce free radicals in your body.
Eating Elderberry's Daily.
Because of the potassium found in Elderberry's, ingesting them daily is beneficial to your health. Traces of potassium may also be found found in many different foods and supplements. Its main role in the body is to help maintain normal levels of fluid inside of our cells. Having too much or too little potassium may be dangerous. Too much potassium affects how your hearts muscles work, which can cause heart attacks. Too little potassium (hypokalemia) which can leave your muscles feeling weak, cramp, twitch, or become paralyzed.
Different parts of the elderberry tree have been used for medicinal and culinary purposes throughout history. The berries can be cooked and used to make juice, jams, chutneys, pies, and elderberry wine.