The Origin of "Elderberry"
As a very ancient natural medicinal material, the medical and edible value of elderberry can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian period, which can be seen from its English name "elder (meaning the elder, elder)".Of course, the origin of the Chinese name "elderberry" also has a certain origin. Many ancient Chinese medicine books have recorded the curative effect of elderberry on rheumatism and bone diseases.ENTER
Nutritional composition of elderberry
The Ingredients and Effects
Improve Cold and Flu SymptomsThere is a certain theoretical basis for eating elderberry to improve immunity. Previously, a research team compared elderberry with two major antiviral influenza drugs, oseltamivir and amantadine, and found that the flavonoids contained in elderberry can bind to influenza A virus and prevent the virus. Infect the host cell, and then treat the cold from the root cause.
Antioxidant Capacity of AnthocyaninsThe antioxidant capacity of anthocyanins contained in elderberries can reach 3.5 times that of vitamin E. A foreign research institute has done an experiment on the antioxidant of elderberry, and found that after drinking 400 ml of elderberry juice for one hour, the collective antioxidant status of the subjects improved. In another study on rats, it was found that elderberry extract helps reduce inflammation and oxidative tissue damage.
Positive Effects of Heart and Blood Vessel Health.Studies have shown elderberry juice may reduce the level of fat in the blood and decrease cholesterol. In addition, a diet high in flavonoids like anthocyanins has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease
Other Health Benefits
Helps fight cancer
Both European and American elder have been found to have some cancer-inhibiting properties in test-tube studies
Fights harmful bacteria
Elderberry has been found to inhibit the growth of bacteria like Helicobacter pylori and may improve symptoms of sinusitis and bronchitis
Support the immune system
In rats, elderberry polyphenols were found to support immune defense by increasing the number of white blood cells
Could protect against UV radiation
A skin product containing elderberry extract was found to have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 9.88
May increase urination
Elderberry flowers were found to increase the frequency of urination and amount of salt excretion in rats
One study found mice fed 544 mg of elderberry extract per pound (1,200 mg per kg) had improved performance and mood markers
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