Elderberry Fruits Health Benefits

Elderberry Fruits Health Benefits
Black elderberry is very valuable due to its high content of vitamins, active ingredients and minerals. Elderberries are rich in calcium, potassium, aluminum, iron and vitamins: B, C, A. They also contain valuable anthocyanins, organic acids and carbohydrates.

Properties of black elderberry

  • It has antibacterial properties - phenolic acid glycosides contained in elderberries have an antibacterial effect that destroys Gramm-positive and Gramm-negative bacteria.

  • It has an antioxidant effect - flavonoids contained in elderberry fruits protect the body's cells against oxidative stress.

  • Supports the treatment of cough - triterpenes contained in elderberry flowers stimulate the cough reflex and help get rid of secretions remaining in the respiratory tract.

  • It helps maintain proper cholesterol levels in the blood - thanks to the high content of sterols.

  • It has anti-inflammatory properties - thanks to the content of anthocyanins and organic acids.

  • It has antioxidant properties - polyphenol compounds neutralize the effects of free radicals.

  • Supports the immune system - the high content of vitamin C supports the body in the fight against viruses, and in combination with vitamin A, it strengthens the skin, hair and nails.

  • Supports the nervous system - B vitamins contained in elderberries have a beneficial effect on the proper functioning of the nervous system and protect against its damage.

  • Accelerates the healing of wounds and scars - supports the synthesis of collagen in the skin.

  • Cleanses the body of toxins - active ingredients support the production of sweat and urine and help get rid of toxins from the body.

  • It helps in the fight against acne - it soothes inflammation, perfectly cleanses the skin and supports blood circulation in the skin.

  • Strengthens the walls of blood vessels - flavonoids contained in elderberry seal and make blood vessels more elastic.

  • Helps regulate digestion - elderberry is a source of fiber, so its use may be effective in the case of constipation, stomach upset or flatulence.

  • Helps get rid of cellulite - active ingredients contained in elderberry flowers perfectly counteract the so-called "orange peel".


How to make homemade elderberry syrup


1 cup of dried elderberries

1 teaspoon of dried ginger

2 tablespoons of cloves

1 and ½ cups of honey

6 glasses of water

  • Pour the fruit into cold water, bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Drain the fruit and put the pot on the fire.
  • Add ginger and cloves and cook for about 50 minutes.
  • Strain and cool to 85-100F.
  • Add honey and mix thoroughly.
Store in the refrigerator.


Use 2 teaspoons every 3 hours as soon as you feel an infection catching you.