Frequently Asked Questions
What is elderberry syrup made of ?
Most traditional elderberry syrup is made with a good portion of honey ,as a natural preservative for your beneficial berries.
Does elderberry need to be refrigerated ?
Yes!! For quality assurance syrup to maintain best quality and freshness.
Why is homemade elderberry syrup better than the store bought options ?
Most store products contain unfavorable ingredients; preservatives and very little elderberry .It is important to use high quality products with all natural ingredients.
What ingredients are in the product ?
We only use all natural products in our syrup.
Can children take this product ?
Yes ! however children under one year should not consume honey !!!
Honey can contain spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can germinate in a baby's immature digestive system and cause infant botulism.
**Honey-free Elderberry Syrup is available upon request! Perfect for Vegans and Children under the age of one
Dosage instructions ?
One tsp for childrens and one tbs for adults daily for overall wellness.
When sick, take the normal dosage every ⅔ hours until symptoms disappear.
Does elderberry help with colds and flu ?
Elderberry juice syrup has been used for centuries as a home remedy to treat the cold and flu both of which are caused by a virus.
Other Benefits of Elderberry Syrup
Known as the “medicine chest for the common people,” elderberry syrup is most well known as a powerful antioxidant and immune support tool.
In 10 peer-to-peer reviewed scientific studies, elderberries have been proven to reduce the severity and duration of the common cold and flu. Elderberries are rich in vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients like polyphenols known for their anti-inflammatory abilities.
Other important health benefits of elderberries:
Supports healthy immune system response to environmental allergens
Maintain cardiovascular health including healthy cholesterol levels
Maintains healthy blood sugar levels
Can help you maintain a healthy weight
Eases muscle and joint pain
Aids in proper digestion
Slows down the oxidation of our cells
Softens, tones and restores the appearance of youthful skin
Soothes upset stomach and addresses gas issues.
What are Elderberries ?
Elderberries are tiny little berries from the elder plant that is native to Europe, North Africa, Wester & Central Asia.
Because of it’s growth in popularity, it’s being cultivated all over the world now. Elder plants can survive between 80-100 years in the wild! The elderberry is a member of the honeysuckle family, and can grow either as a shrub or as a small tree that can reach 20 feet tall. Fully grown elderberry plants yield delicate white flowers during the spring, but they change into berries once fall arrives.
Native Americans used the flowers, berries, and bark of elderberry trees to treat fevers and joint pain for hundreds of years. They also used the elderberry to heal the body, mind and spirit through the gifts of foods, beverages, baskets, charms, ceremonial items, inks, dyes, and body paint, jewelry, hunting whistles, musical instruments, insecticides and fish poisons.
Bioflavonoids like anthocyanins calm inflammation and act as an expectorant. The antioxidant quercetin is the main hero in the this little berry.
A few nutritional benefits of importance:
* High in vitamin C: accounts for up to 60% of the RDA guidelines.
* High in fiber: 25% of the recommended daily intake
* Good source of A & B6 vitamins
* Great source of potassium, iron and beta carotene
High in antioxidants:
Phenols like Phenolic acid that are known to prevent infectious and degenerative diseases, inflammation and allergies.
Polyphenols that are 10x more in elderberries than in any other berry. These help treat digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular diseases and have anti-cancer like effects.
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