Move over acai, there's a new superfood on the block: Elderberries. Elderberries have a long history as a natural remedy — it was used traditionally by Native Americans and even the ancient Egyptians.
It's easy to see why: the berry has a whole host of health benefits; ranging from their high antioxidant content (always a good thing!) to their traditional use as a natural cold and flu remedy. Keep reading to learn more about elderberries — and find out why they're our new favorite superfood.
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Elderberries Are Calming
Since elderberries are thought to have a calming effect, this makes them a great option for allaying anxiety and stress. "Banju" by Dr. Sebi's Cell Food, $50, contains elderberries along with other calming botanicals, such as blue vervain and valerian root. It's specially designed to help promote a calm and focused mind.
Elderberries Reduce Inflammation
Yes, as it would turn out, elderberries are calming in more ways than one: They're also known for their anti-inflammatory effects. As such, Dr. Sebi's Cell Food's "Bio Ferro Tonic", $25, takes on inflammation, while also working to increase iron levels and more.
Elderberries Boost Immunity
Elderberries might just be best known for their cold- and flu-treating properties. They've been shown to help decrease both the symptoms and duration of the flu — to which say, Sign Us Up!
Enter "Immune Support Herbal Tea", $39.99, by Dr. Sebi's Cell Food. Thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory (not to mention nourishing) effects, this elderberry tea is sure to be a favorite during flu season (and beyond).
Elderberries Are Packed With Antioxidant
Antioxidants are pretty much everything when it comes to your health — and elderberries happen to be packed with them. So, if you're looking to add some antioxidant power (and more) to your routine, Dr. Sebi's Cell Food's "Iron Plus", $50, is a good place to start. In addition to elderberry, it's made with botanicals such as chaparral and bugleweed to help cleanse and detoxify your body.