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Elderberry Herb - High-Quality Dried Elderberries for Immune Support and Wellness

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Boost your immune system and overall wellness with our high-quality Elderberry Herb, featuring dried European elderberries (Sambucus nigra) packed with potent antioxidants and nutrients. Sourced from trusted growers, our Elderberries are carefully processed to ensure their nutritional value, flavor, and potency.

Key Features:

  • 100% natural, premium-quality dried European elderberries (Sambucus nigra) with no additives or preservatives
  • Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to support immune health and overall well-being
  • Long history of use in traditional herbal medicine across various cultures
  • Geo-authenitc Chinese herb meeting strict quality standards
  • Available in 1 lb (16 oz), 1/2 lb (8 oz), 1/4 lb (4 oz), or 1 (oz) resealable bags for convenient storage and use

Health Benefits:

Elderberry Herb has been traditionally used to:

  • Support a healthy immune system and fight off colds, flu, and infections
  • Promote respiratory health and alleviate symptoms of allergies and sinus congestion
  • Improve cardiovascular health by supporting healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Enhance digestion and reduce inflammation
  • Encourage healthy skin and hair due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

How to Use:

Elderberry Herb can be used in various forms, such as teas, syrups, tinctures, and capsules. You can also incorporate dried elderberries into your favorite recipes, like smoothies, baked goods, and homemade jams.

Upgrade your wellness routine with our premium Elderberry Herb, a powerful ally for immune support and overall health. Shop now and experience the natural benefits of these nutrient-dense berries.

Caution:

Consult your healthcare professional before using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Elderberries should not be consumed raw, as they may cause digestive discomfort.

High Quality Elderberry: What does it look like?

When you want buy elderberries, especially dried elderberries, you want to look for signs of high quality berries.

High-quality dried elderberries should have a deep purple or black color. (Fresh elderberries should be plump and glossy). They should be free of mold, mildew, and discoloration, and they should also have a strong, fruity aroma, indicating that they are fresh and have been properly dried. They should be uniform in size and shape, and should not have any signs of being crushed or broken. They should be dry and not moist or sticky to the touch.

It's important to note that when you buy dried elderberries, it's best to choose non-irradiated and unsweetened berries as they have the highest nutritional value and purity. And make sure to store them in an airtight container, in a cool and dry place to preserve their freshness and potency.

How is Elderberry prepared and processed?

Elderberries grow in North America and Europe on small flowering trees.  The branches of these trees can be hollowed easily, resulting in a tube.  Some kids use these to make "popguns", while other craft whistles and makeshift instruments.  Watchmakers often use the pitch for cleaning tools, and Pagans and Wiccans are known to whittle wands out of them.  Traditionally, Anglo-Saxons used the hollowed-out branches to blow air into fires (billowing). 

The flowers of the elderberry shrub are visually similar to honeysuckle, Jin Yin Hua.  Some relatives of the Sambucas Nigra are poisonous, and the flowers are harvested only from the Sambucas canadensis. 

The elderberries are known to be tart and used in many gastronomic dishes including preserves, jellies, jams, and even wine and liquor.  They are an important part of the diet of birds, deer, elk; many birds also nest among the elderberry bushes branches. 

The flowers and berries are the only edible part of the sambucas nigra plant for mammals, the other parts such as the stems and leaves contain cyanogenic glycoside sambunigrin and calcium oxalate, which are both poisonous. 

Popular Recipe for Elderberry

One popular recipe using dried elderberries is homemade Elderberry Syrup. The syrup is made by simmering dried elderberries, honey and spices to create a concentrated liquid that can be taken daily to help support a healthy immune system. Here is a basic recipe:

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the elderberries, water, cinnamon stick, ginger, and cloves.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced by about half.
  3. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth, discarding the solids.
  5. Stir in the honey until dissolved.
  6. Store the syrup in a glass jar or bottle in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

The syrup can be taken daily to support immune system health. Adults can take 1-2 tablespoons daily, children under the age of 12 can take 1 teaspoon daily. It can also be added to hot tea or used as a spread over pancakes, waffles, or oatmeal.

It's important to note that this recipe is a general guideline and it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional or a herbalist to determine the right dosage and usage for you.

Additional Information about Elderberry

Common Names: Organic Elderberry, Elderberry, Elder berries, Elderberries, Sambucas Nigra, Common Elder, Black Elder, Adoxaceae, Capriofoliaceae

Properties: Pungent, Bitter, Cool

Channels Entered: Lung, Bladder

Therapeutic Actions: Wind-Heat, Phlegm, Heat

Appearance: Small, dark violet-blue dried berries 

Uses: Jelly, Jams, Alcoholic Beverages, Soups, Infusions, Skin Cream, Teas

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LindaYin Lee
Glad to have found this website!

I like to make my own herbal teas and blend for my own needs. These elderberries were something that I had not seen anywhere else. Thankfully they were just what I needed and organic!

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