Elderberry - Elderberries (Sambucus) have been a folk remedy for centuries in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. These places have used Elderberry for its antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, to improve vision, to boost the immune system, to improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis. Bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice destroy the ability of cold and flu viruses to infect a cell.
Elderberries contain vitamin A and B and a large amount of vitamin C. They are also mildly laxative, a diuretic, and diaphoretic. Flavonoids, including quercetin, are believed to account for the therapeutic actions of the elderberry flowers and berries. According to test tube studies these flavonoids include anthocyanins that are powerful antioxidants and protect cells against damage.
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1 tbsp of dried elderberries, depending on how strong you want the tea, you can either increase this number, or decrease it. Bring tea to a boil and then leave for 10 minutes to brew. Strong and fresh earth aroma add agarve if need be.