The elderberry extract originates from the Sambucus nigra or black elder fruit. A part of a long tradition of herbal remedies and traditional folk medicines, the Black Elder tree is referred to as “the medicine chest of the common people.”
The tree’s flowers, berries, leaves, bark, and roots have all been utilized for their healing properties for centuries. Elder fruit contains many vital nutrients for health, such as vitamins A, B and C, flavonoids, tannins, carotenoids, and amino acids.
Elderberry is used to scavenge free radicals, lower cholesterol, improve vision and bolster the immune system. It also can improve heart health and treat coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections, as well as tonsillitis.