What is Elderberry
Elderberry has been identified throughout history for its benefits. An antioxidant-rich fruit from the Sambucus tree, elderberry is commonly grown throughout Europe and North America. Typically consumed as jam, wine, jelly, or syrup, elderberries have become more popular in our modern culture.
Elderberry Uses and History
What Does Elderberry Do?
- Provide antioxidants to the body
- Boost the immune system
- Lower cholesterol
- Alleviate respiratory conditions
- Fight against colds, flu, viruses, and bacterial infections
Fun Fact: The elderberry tree has even been used to make instruments, like the ancient Asian lyre-like instrument known as the sambuca. Native Americans have also used the tree’s branches to make instruments, which gave the tree the common name as the “tree of music.”