Elderberries have been a companion to Man since the
Stone Age and grow wild in the temperate zones around
the world. Red elderberries are found in China, Blue
elderberries in the Rocky Mountains, and Black
elderberries (sambucus nigra) through out Europe
and the Americas. Black elderberries are a dark purple
berry that has many naturally occurring nutritional
substances: Anthocyanins, Quercetin, Rutin,
Polyphenols, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and
are naturally low in sugar. Elderberry products are often named Sambucus because the Latin Genus name for elderberry is Sambucus Nigra.
Elderberries are an important fruit crop in European Countries where elderberry products can be found in most grocery stores.
Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine,” called the elder tree his “medicine chest.”
In folk medicine today, the elderberry is widely considered one of the world’s most healing plants.
Elderberries are most highly recognized as a natural health remedy, combating colds, allergies and the dreaded flu.
Other health benefits of the elder plant berries include naturally improving colds, sinus issues, nerve pain, inflammation, chronic fatigue, allergies and constipation.