During flu and cold season our family has added elderberry syrup to our health and wellness regimen by taking at least a tablespoon each a day, to help support and protect our bodies.
Did you know…Elderberries are rich in vitamins A, B and C and are a traditional cold and flu remedy that has been used for hundreds of years? They are known to have high antioxidant activity and the bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice of the berry destroy the ability of a cold or flu virus to infect a cell. *mic drop*
Check out some of the other benefits of this amazing, NATURAL elixir:
- boosts immune system
- protects the heart
- anti-inflammatory (in other words, helps with pain)
- lessens stress
- helps with back and leg pain (sciatica)
- helps with chronic fatigue syndrome
- helps with allergies
- relieves constipation
- natural diuretic
- supports skin
- can help prevent cancer
- supports brain health
- boosts vision health
I add my tablespoon of elderberry to a shot of Ningxia Red, an impressive blend of wolfberry, plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices. Ningxia boasts the same antioxidant activity I just described. Talk about a powerhouse of protection!
Do you have elderberry syrup as a part of your wellness arsenal or any other natural preventatives that you love? If you are interested in elderberry and other immune system boosters check out this post on some lesser known wellness supports.