Supporters of elderberry say the fruit is one of nature’s most versatile solutions for what ails you. Elderberry is considered one of the world’s most healing plants.
The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They could help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms.
It’s also been used as a treatment for: Constipation, Joint and muscle pain, Infections that affect how you breathe, Headaches, Fever, Kidney problems, Epilepsy, Minor skin conditions, Stress, HIV and AIDS.
Elderberries are high in vitamin C (52.2 milligrams per cup) and dietary fiber (10.2 grams per cup). One cup of elderberries also has:
- 26.7 grams of carbs
- 0.7 grams of fat
- 1 gram of protein