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HEALTH BENEFITS OF ELDERBERRY TEA

by Lauren Goodwin on 07/16/20

Elderberry (also called Sambucus nigra) is the dark purple berry from the European elder tree. It’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins, and therefore is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world.


Health benefits:
  • Boost immunity: This is the most important benefit of elderberries and elderberry tea. It helps to increase antioxidant levels in the body and helps fight flu. Elderberries also offer protection against viruses that might damage cell walls, and decrease mucus production during cold and flu.
  • Enhance heart health: Elderberries are rich in potassium, which can help regulate blood pressure and reduce the strain on the heart. 
  • Improve digestive health: The fiber in elderberries helps to enhance digestion and treat digestive issues like constipation, gas, and bloating.
  • Other benefits include strengthening bones, improving hair and skin health, and fight inflammation.
How to make elderberry tea:
Just add water, dried elderberries, cinnamon stick, and ginger slices in a pot, and bring the mixture to a boil. Then reduce the heat and cover the pot, simmering for 20 minutes.
Strain out the elderberries and ginger. Remember NOT to add raw honey with the other ingredients at the beginning, as the high temperature will destroy many great nutrients of the raw honey.
fter straining, it’s important to press the elderberries to release more juices. You’ll be surprised to see how much more liquid you can get by doing so. Once your tea is not too hot, add raw honey and sweeten it to taste.

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