Elder flower has been used for centuries in various parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. It combats free radicals and inflammation, and relieves coughs and congestion. It helps to build the blood, cleanses the system, eases constipation, and enhances immune system function. It increases perspiration, lowers fever, soothes the respiratory tract and stimulates circulation. Elder flower is also effective against flu viruses, and are used to soother skin irritations.
“Elderflower is a valuable herbal raw material widely used in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. It is a rich source of bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols (e.g. chlorogenic acid, rutin, quercetin), that are responsible for their health benefits. Elderberry flowers demonstrate mainly diaphoretic, antipyretic, diuretic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and have been used in folk medicine as a remedy for various ailments and diseases.”
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