Dried Elderberries (100G)

£6.50

These dried elderberries can be used for making delicious syrups, wines and cordials which are traditionally used to help boost the body’s natural immunity. The syrup can also be used to make pastilles to help soothe sore throats. The product comes with full instructions on preparation and dosage.

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The beautiful elder tree is widely regarded as the “medicine chest of the country folk.” Both the berries and the flowers have medicinal properties, but the large quantity of anti-oxidants contained in the berries make them a store cupboard essential, particularly during cold and flu season. The berries can be used to make syrups that are suitable for both adults and children*

Elderberries have the following health benefits:

  • Antiviral and antimicrobial action
  • Contain high levels of vitamins A, B, and C
  • Help to reduce cholesterol
  • Increase the body’s resilience to stress
  • Contain anthocyanins which protect the blood vessel walls from oxidative stress (a major cause of vascular disease)
  • Prevent damage caused by free radicals
  • Useful for helping to prevent varicose veins and hemorrhoids

*Never give herbal medicine to children without the supervision of your GP or natural health care provider. Never give medicines containing honey to children under the age of two.

For a full description of how to use the berries to boost immunity and prevent colds and flu see:

How to make home made elderberry syrup for tip top winter wellness

Autumn recipe: Wild foraged rosehip and elderberry elixir

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