Home / Blogs / Health / What Happens to Fat, Inflammation and Immunity When You Eat 1 Tbsp of Elderberry Syrup Daily

What Happens to Fat, Inflammation and Immunity When You Eat 1 Tbsp of Elderberry Syrup Daily

Recipe-Of-Elderberry-Syrup-For-Good-Health_FT

Have your parents ever warned you not to eat the poisonous red berries of the elderberry bush?

Surprisingly, when these berries reach maturity, they can be used as a valuable medicine.

Best of all, these bushes in the honeysuckle family grow freely in the Northeastern and Northwestern areas of the US and Canada and can sometimes be found in your own backyard.

Medicinal Properties

Like many other berries, these fruits are full of free radical-killing phenolic, anthocyanin, and antioxidant compounds. These also contain vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, iron and potassium.

It’s important not to confuse elderberry with American Elder, Elderflower, or Dwarf Elder, which my be sold under the same name.

The berry is often transformed into syrup, tincture or wine to be taken medicinally.

It’s commonly used to treat:

Influenza

H1N1

Hay fever

Upper respiratory infection

Sinus pain and congestion

HIV/AIDS

Poor vision

High cholesterol

Heart problems

Yeast infection

Neuralgia

Sciatica

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Constipation

Poor urine flow

The fruit also has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anticancer properties and is often used externally to treat wounds and promote healing.

How To Make Elderberry Syrup

Berries and flowers cannot be consumed raw, for they contain a toxic cyanide-like chemical.  It’s also important to avoid green or red berries, which are poisonous.

This syrup can interact with immunosupressants, diuretics and diabetes medication as well as chemotherapy treatment. It should also be avoided by pregnant women. As with any other natural medicine,  you should consult a doctor or naturopath before use.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup dried elderberries (Sambucus nigra )

3 cups water

2 tablespoons fresh sliced ginger

1 whole cinnamon stick

1 teaspoon cloves

1 cup raw honey

Instructions:

Place everything but the honey in a medium saucepan.

Boil over medium heat and let it simmer for 45 minutes.

Remove from heat and let it cool.

Use a cheesecloth to stain mixture into a large jar and stir in honey.

Seal the jar and refrigerate for 2-3 weeks.



This post has been seen 5898 times.

Share your thoughts with your friends :)

Check Also

Cosmetic containers isolated on background

Most Moisturizers Marketed as Hypoallergenic Actually Aren’t

people with sensitive skin, finding a moisturizer that doesn’t cause itching or irritation can be …