Berries of the elder tree have a fruity aroma and a sweet-tart, fruity flavor balanced by floral notes. The dried fruits are less bitter than the fresh berries and yield a dark blue-purple natural dye. The berries are used to make teas, syrups, sauces, soups, jams, and jellies as well as a variety of alcoholic beverages.
There often combined with propolis or echinacea and known to support healthy immune system functioning. These berries are also believed to contain antiviral agents. Elderberries are particularly rich in antioxidants and minerals which makes them perfect in battling the common cold.
Dried Berries / Whole
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Chewable Elderberry Cough Drops
Banana Ice Cream
DIY Elderberry Syrup
Elderberry BBQ Beef Tri-Tip
Pumpkin and Elderberry Marbled Cheesecake
Specific: The raw fruit contains a component sambunigrin which may cause vomiting and severe diarrhea if ingested.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.