“The strongest grass” is the folk name for this incredible plant. Proven properties in the fight against cancer classify elderberry into valuable plants, so useful for human health. Although we are accustomed to circumventing it as a boring shrub, this article will try to give you a new look at elderberry.
Black Fruits of Elderberry Are All Pharmacy You Need
Our ancestors thought that elderberry was one of the most useful plants in the world, and later, scientists confirmed that it was containing high amounts of flavonoids, carotene, vitamins A, B, and C. So far, it is known that cures flu, sinuses, bronchitis, asthma, and allergies. Also, it has been proven that the fruit juice improves immunity, and also helps with diabetes. It is assumed that flavonoids containing elderberry are responsible for most of its medicinal properties. Flavonoids are potent antioxidants that protect our body from damage. Therefore, this plant is used in the treatment of degenerative diseases and as a prevention of cancer. It is an excellent ally in preventing the flu and cold as it strengthens immunity. Also, it has antiviral and antimicrobial activity. If you feel like you will get flu, drink tea from dried flowers or just drink home-made juice from elderberry. This plant is useful in asthma and respiratory inflammation because it facilitates breathing and helps with coughing. In the spring flower, you can use as an agent against pollen allergies. It also has detoxification as it accelerates the secretion of toxins from the lymph nodes. This plant can help with acne, ulcers, conjunctivitis and skin rash. Except as a laxative, it acts as a diuretic and contributes to the health of the kidneys. It is used in conditions where severe sweating is required. Because of its laxative, diuretic and detoxifying properties, it is excellent for weight loss.
Tea from dry elderberry flowers cures a persistent and dry cough. You can give this tea to children, it is only necessary to consult your doctor beforehand. Drain the flowers in a dark and dry place and so dry them in the jar.
Lotion for Sensitive Skin
Elderberry lotion does wonders for sensitive skin. It is made with two cups of boiling water overflowing 25 grams of dried flowers and folded. When it cools, put it in a clean glass bowl and keep it in the refrigerator. Soak a piece of wad with your lotion and clean your face. It calms and refreshes the sensitive skin. You should use moisturizer during the next three days.
Elderberry juice is great to drink for summer, and you can make it very simple. In 1 liter of cold water dip 20 flowers of fresh elderberry. Leave it to stand in a cool place (but not in the fridge) for 24 hours. Then add 800 grams of sugar and 1 lemon juice and let it stand for another 24 hours. Stir occasionally that sugar is melted. Treat through the double gauze and pour into the bottles. This juice drink dyed with water, and you can also use mineral water for the preparation of juice.