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Elderberry is a deciduous shrub (relative of honeysuckle) of the honeysuckle family. In European and American countries, elderberry is believed to be the home of the soul and is therefore associated with witchcraft. In the Middle Ages, it was considered bad luck to burn elderberry or bring it into the house, but if properly treated, it also had protective properties and could ward off evil spirits. The Elder Wand, which appears in harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is made of elderwood and has powerful powers.
In the field of Traditional Chinese medicine, elderberry is often used for rheumatism, bone pain, broken bones and stomach pain, as its name suggests. Elderberries are the fruit of the elderberry, a black berry that has been used in Europe for a long time and is particularly effective against viruses.
During various outbreaks in modern times, elderberry was also an anti-epidemic product in European and American countries, and its national recognition and medicinal value even exceeded that of Isatidis root in China. Elderberry seed oil is rich in α linolenic acid, and also has strong biological activities of anti-oxidation, hypoglycemic and hypidemia. Therefore, the economic and medicinal value of elder is very high.
The explosive popularity of elderberry market is no accident. From the number of published scientific research literature in recent years, the number of studies on elderberry has always remained at a high level, and its clinical efficacy and mechanism of action have been gradually discovered and recognized, especially in the aspects of antiviral and immunity enhancement. At the same time, with the deepening of global research, the potential functions of elderberry also emerged some new highlights.
1. Prevent the flu
Elderberries have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and immune-boosting properties. Especially for the heat type of wound airflow nose water, drink a cup of thick elderberry tea can effectively relieve nasal congestion, and help reduce nasal sinus mucosa, accelerate the complex. In addition, black elderberries are effective in improving cough, cold, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis, among other flu symptoms
2. The antioxidant
Elderberries are also rich in flavonoids, which are good antioxidants that help eliminate free radicals in the body and prevent damage to human cells. Can accelerate the skin in the face of oxidative pressure of the recovery ability, improve the skin defense and immunity; At the same time, tighten skin, maintain firm, slow down wrinkles proliferation.
3. Moisturize skin
Elderberry oil contains a high content of unsaturated fatty acids, which can effectively moisturize the skin and improve moisture retention, but has a light texture and will not make the skin feel thick and greasy. Elderberries are also one of the few oils rich in omega-3, accounting for 35-45%, even higher than rosehip and blackcurrant oils, which not only help calm and stabilize the skin, but also help the skin fight against external stimuli in different environments.
4. Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
Elderberries are a combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that help reduce joint pain and bloating, while the high mineral content promotes bone strength and the development of new bone tissue, significantly delaying the onset of osteoporosis.
5. Lower cholesterol
Elderberry extract can reduce serum cholesterol density, low dose of elderberry extract has a slight effect on lowering postprandial lipid (cholesterol).