Elderberry Uses and Benefits

Elderberry Uses and Benefits

Elderberries are tart berries that come from several varieties of the Sambucus tree. These berries are considered a superfood due to their high level of beneficial nutrients. They are low in calories but rich in nutrients. Elderberries are rich with antioxidants and also a great source of flavanols. They contain anthocyanins, which help to reduce inflammation and may also have other health benefits. Some studies have shown that elderberries can boost immunity to decrease the length and severity of cold and flu symptoms. They contain several minerals as well as dietary fiber, fat, and proteins. Drinking elderberry tea regularly may also help to lower your blood sugar by stimulating glucose metabolism.

Elderberries also  help your skin balance out excess oils.  This helps to prevent breakouts and keeps your skin healthy and clear. These anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties also help reduce swelling and calm the skin. Elderberry is a powerhouse for oily skin types or people prone to breakouts.

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