Elderberry has been used as a naturopathic medicine for centuries to fight the flu and reduce cold duration. But did you know that elderberry supports skin health by reducing inflammation, thus promoting a youthful, glowing skin tone?
Elderberries have been shown to support skin health thanks to the anthocyanin compound that gives the berries their vibrant color and antioxidant properties. These little berries work around the clock to protect skin from inflammation, which causes premature aging. Infused with innate anti-aging and free radical fighting properties, elderberries can keep your skin radiant for long periods of time.
Furthermore, these berries act as a natural detox agent, preventing distressed skin conditions (like breakouts, boils, and scars) as well as the internal consequences of natural aging. The result of this detox agent is a natural, radiant skin tone with a healthy glow.
Aside from promoting a healthy glow for your skin, the elderberry is also proven to be an effective treatment option if you get hit with the flu. Research shows the use of elderberry may shorten the duration of flu by nearly four days, along with lessening symptom severity. When it comes to recommended dosages, research suggests one tablespoon (15 milliliters) of elderberry juice, taken four times daily, for three to five days. Along with being a supportive agent against the flu, elderberry is well-known in its fight against colds and sinusitis, and has been reported to have antiviral activity against herpes simplex.
While you can prepare elderberry syrup at home, Organic Elderberry Syrup is readily available for purchase online. Visit www.LiveBerryWell.com to purchase.
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2. Golnoosh Torabian, Peter Valtchev, Qayyum Adil, Fariba Dehghani. Anti-influenza activity of elderberry (Sambucus nigra). Journal of Functional Foods, 2019.
3. Small randomized trials found that elderberry significantly reduced influenza symptoms, and per memorial Sloan Kettering database: “Elderberry inhibits H1N1 activities by binding to H1N1 virions 3 and blocking host cell recognition and entry.”
4. “The elderberry way to perfect skin”. ScienceDaily