Digestive Health: Elderberries are packed with dietary fiber and can provide one with more than 40% of their daily required fiber in a single serving. They can reduce excess gas, assist with eliminating constipation, and generally improve your gastrointestinal system’s health.
Cardiovascular Protection: The high fiber levels in elderberries also help to eliminate excess cholesterol from the system and make room for “good” cholesterol that the body needs. The high potassium in elderberries also helps relax the tension of blood vessels and arteries as well as lower your blood pressure keeping your heart strong!
Respiratory Health: Elderberries contain active ingredients (bioflavanoids) that are similar to those in cough syrup (anthocyanins) that they can reduce inflammation and irritation, making it good for clearing up a sore throat, cough, cold, bronchitis, or any other respiratory based issues. Elderberry juice can also act as an expectorant and clear out phlegm that causes foreign agents to get caught in your glands, which makes it highly recommended for people with asthma.
Immune System Health: Elderberries have certain anti-bacterial and anti-infectious qualities, leading to its juice being used for warding off influenza and other sickness during bad seasons. In the future, elderberries show potential for being used as an immune system builder protecting one against the effects of autoimmune disorders and possibly alleviating certain symptoms associated with AIDS.
Bone Health and Inflammation: The high levels of essential minerals in elderberries help promote bone strength and the development of new bone tissue. Increasing bone density during your younger years can delay the onset considerably, but it is never too late to start. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds found in the plant help to alleviate joint pain and soreness from inflammation making it a great on going treatment for those already suffering from Osteoporosis.
Skin Health: Due to their bioflavonoids combined with antioxidant activity and their significant levels of Vitamin A, elderberries are great for the skin. Elderberries have been used in many cosmetic applications for preventing or lessening wrinkles, helping age spots to fade, and generally helping the glow and tone of your skin!
Weight Loss Booster: The high level of dietary fiber and the metabolism-speeding effects of a solid vitamin and mineral intake makes elderberries an amazing booster for weight loss.