Organic Elderberries

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Caution: Elderberries should always be cooked before consuming. They can interact with medications that act as immunosuppressants. Check with your doctor to ensure safe use if on medication or pregnant.

The Elder tree (Sambucus Nigra) is from the genus Sambucus which has more than ten identified species around the world. The common names often refer to the region in which they are found or the colour of their berries. The Elder plant (Sambucus nigra) which produces the Elderflower is part of the Genus group Sambucus. Elderflower is native to Africa along with parts of Asia and Europe.  Although there are many varieties of the Elderflower the most common to be used grows from the Sambucus Nigra “The Elder Tree” or “European Elder”

Country of origin: Czech republic

All Herbal Infusions include unbleached, plastic free tea bags

Eco-Friendly: Our tubes are 100% recyclable (cardboard) also our block bags and inner packets are 100% home compostable and biodegradable to EN13432 standards (made from vegetable starch)

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How to use

Elderberries can be made into a tea. Have 2-3 cups daily.
They can also be used to make jam or syrup.

To make a tea:
1. Use a ratio of 2-3 tsp (4-6g) of Elderberries to 1 cup (250ml) of water.
2. Add the water and berries to a pot and bring to a boil.
3. Turn down the heat, cover then simmer for 15-20 mins, strain and serve.
4.You can add citrus and natural sweeteners, we do not recommend sugar.

Nutritional information

Energy kcals 73
Energy kj 305
Total Fat 0.5g
Of which saturates – 0g
Carbohydrates 18.4g
Of which sugars 2.0g
Protein 0.7g
Fibre 7.0g
Salt 6.0mg

Herb profile

This is for information purposes only.

Name: Elderberries (Sambucus nigra)

Also Known by: Black Elderberry, European Elderberry,

Habitat: The Elder tree is native to Europe and North America but has now spread to other parts of the world.

Parts of plant used: The medicinal parts of the plant are the berries and the flower heads (Eldeflower)

Usage: Dried Elderberries (boiled do not eat raw!) can be used to make a delicious herbal infusion (tea) or syrup. They are also used in many herbal remedies from salves to tinctures.

Studies on Elderberry showed that elderberry anthocyanins enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines. These unique proteins act as messengers in the immune system to help regulate immune response.

Properties:
antioxidant, diaphoretic, diuretic, laxative, immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory

Uses:
Immune system boost, coughs, colds, flu, bacterial infections, viral infections, tonsillitis, lower cholesterol, improved vision and heart health.

History: In the 17th century, John Evelyn, a British researcher, declared, “If the medicinal properties of its leaves, bark, and berries were fully known, I cannot tell what our countryman could ail for which he might not fetch a remedy (from the elderberry), either for sickness or wounds.”

Properties:

Chlorgenic acid
Flavonoids
Terpenes
Vitamin A
Vitamin B6
Vitamin C

Ok …..but what does that mean?

Chlorgenic acid: Chlorogenic Acid is an antioxidant. Anto oxidant help the body to reduce oxidative strees or damage (The bad things oxygen can do to the body) is the ester of caffeic acid and quinic acid. In its plural form.

Flavonoids: (Rutin, Quercetin) Flavonoid antioxidants: Found in brightly colored fruits and veggies, such as berries, and linked to longevity, reduced inflammation, skin health, eye health and improved immune function.

Terpenes: Are fragrant molecules that give plants, flowers, and trees their wide range of scents Terpenes can have a therapeutic benefit from inhaling them due to our sense of smell being tied to emotional centres in the brain. It is also said that the terpenes also act directly on brain cells to modulate their activity.

Vitamin A: aka carotenoids act as antioxidants in the body. Essential for good vision.

Vitamin B6: Helps to convert tryptophan to niacin and serotonin (important for appetite, mood, and sleep). Also helps make red blood cells.

Vitamin C: Strengthens bone, tendons, blood vessels, skin, teeth.
Aids in making serotonin and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters that are responsible for regulating mood and stress.

Potassium: Helps to regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of cells.
Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure by slowing the effect of sodium.

Aja Nova Organic makes no medicinal claims about our herbal products.

Always check with a licensed herbalist or practitioner/doctor when using herbal supplements for specific issues or if on medication or pregnant.

weight

100g, 50g

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