Mountain Black Elderberry
Elderberry /Sambucus Nigra L./
Distributed up to 1600 m above sea level in Bulgaria.
Usable part flowers and roots. The flower is picked before full bloom-May-June. The roots are removed after fruit ripening.
Chemical composition of Black Elderberry:
The flower contains the glycoside Sambunigrin, essential oil, quercetin, choline, provitamin A, vitamin C, resins, tannins, organic acids, sugar.
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Elderberry health benefits
The small, round elderberry fruit is actually rich in several healthy nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Elderberry extract has proven to be the most effective treatment
for all problems related to respiratory bacteria and influenza viruses.
Good for the skin
Healthy nutrients have been shown to improve skin structure. It is a proven fact that the active ingredients contained in elderberry also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can be essential for us to stay healthy and in shape.
Rich in antioxidants
Chokeberry, black currant and elderberry are commonly known as “purple fruits” because of their dark color. Studies have found that purple fruits have nearly 50% higher antioxidants than other varieties of fruit and can offer more health benefits such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer.
Strengthen immune system
Studies have found that elderberry is rich in vitamin C, which promotes the production of white blood cells and helps immune cells to function effectively. It protects white blood cells (WBCs) from oxidative damage and promotes them to function properly. In addition, elderberry includes anthocyanins, molecules that are thought to improve the immune system.
Improves brain function
Oxygen is needed for the brain to function effectively. Iron is essential for getting the oxygen the brain needs. Insufficient iron can lead to lethargy, poor memory and reduced productivity. Elderberry contains 2.32 mg of iron, which is 29% of the recommended daily value, so consuming elderberry can help the brain function properly. Iron deficiency can lead to restlessness, irritability, and lack of attention, which can be overcome by consuming elderberries.
Useful for the eyes
Vitamin A is one of the main elements for proper eye function. That’s why we need to include vitamin-rich foods in our diet plan, which includes elderberries and carrots. Elderberries contain 44 µg (6.29% of SG) of vitamin A, which helps improve vision health.
In a scientific study, elderberry containing mouthwash showed a minimal, insignificant reduction in gum index scores. So it is useful to include elderberry in your daily diet to stay protected from oral health problems.
Health for the digestive system
Like other fruits, elderberry is a wonderful source of dietary fiber that can completely improve digestive health. The fiber contained in elderberry helps with bowel movements, bloating, constipation, cramps and improves the gastrointestinal system. Elderberry contains 10.2 g of dietary fiber, which is 26.84% of the recommended daily value. Fiber also helps increase the efficiency of nutrient absorption.
Elderberry also contains a diverse range of minerals for proper bone health, which contribute to bone mineral density.
As a good source of potassium, like other fruits, elderberry helps strengthen your heart health. Potassium is a vasodilator, which helps to relieve the load on the cardiovascular system, simply by opening the blood vessels, as well as increasing blood flow, thus reducing blood pressure. This can reduce the likelihood of developing atherosclerosis, which also avoids heart attacks and strokes. One cup portion of elderberry (145 g) has 8.64% of the daily required intake.
Regular consumption of this berry can help us to be healthy and active. Health benefits of elderberry include its ability to improve bone health, prevent colds, improve the health of your skin, stimulate the immune system, reduce gingivitis, improve brain health, improve brain health, eyes and improve heart health.