Is elderberry a natural remedy for colds? Elderberry - Sambucus nigra - is a well-known and popular plant, the use of which for medicinal purposes dates back centuries ago. The fruits of this plant, in ancient Egypt, were used to soothe burns. North American Indians used elderberry to treat colds and skin diseases. While drinking hot, freshly brewed infusion, we can expect a warming effect.
It works diaphoretic, which is helpful in colds. The content of vitamins (A, C and group B) in elderberry fruit is an additional advantage, because it strengthens our body and is their natural source.It is considered a product that also helps in healing wounds and in the fight against indigestion. Elderberry fruits are a great source of antioxidants, and thanks to their presence, we help fight free radicals and ensure longer life of our cells. How to use elderberry fruit? We can make many preserves from elderberries.
The jam has a perfect consistency, they are very tasty and healthy. We can also prepare juices for the winter (elderberry goes well with blackberries or strawberries) or simply eat dried fruit. A great solution is to make a syrup with cane sugar and lemon juice.It is also used in cosmetics. Elderberry infusion helps fight dark circles under the eyes. By making several minutes of warm infusion compresses, we are able to help the skin fight unwanted blemishes. Add 2 teaspoons of dried fruit to about 200 ml of boiling water. We brew, covered for 15 minutes. Due to the slightly tart taste, it is worth adding a teaspoon of honey to the cooled infusion.
It should be remembered that these fruits do not increase their indifference when immersed in water and they often flow to the top of the cup, so it is worth placing them in the brewing basket. Elderberry fruits are a delicacy of birds, often - by carrying fruits in their beaks - they lose them, which results in seed dispersal in many places. For food purposes, it is grown professionally. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Food & Drink\Food Cupboard\Herbs, Spices & Seasonings\Herbs & Spices\Single". The seller is "herbsislanduk" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.