November 19, 2018
Elderberry has been used for centuries for sickness and wounds the Latin name is Sambucus also known as Black Elderberry, European Elderberry, European Elder the origin is Europe North America which the berries and flowers are parts used.
Traditional use was back dated to prehistoric man which date back as far as Ancient Egypt some had the tincture buried with them. Because of the wide variety of ailments, it seemed to cure the Ancient Greek declared it as known as the “father of medicine”.
The powerful antioxidants work to keep the immune system strong and resilient with research carried out it has shown that the anthocyanins in elderberries boost the production of cytokines proteins that act as messengers within the immune system, enhancing the body’s immune response the Cytokines play a crucial role in the immune system’s response to disease which works in very similar ways to hormones.
Can be both inflammatory or anti-inflammatory depending on what is needed and are released by immune cells either directly into the blood stream or into the body tissue during an immune response.
Since the tiny berries are believed to contain antiviral agents the compounds are so potent, they are thought to deactivate viruses. Viruses are unable to multiply on their own and need to get inside a healthy cell to do so.
These berries are cleverly coated with haemagglutinin spikes to help them pierce the cell wall they are also covered with enzymes which the virus uses to break down the cell wall. The viral spikes are also covered with enzymes which the virus uses to break down the cell wall. Because Elderberries have a high concentration of bioflavonoids which appear to inhibit the action of this enzyme it deactivates viruses rendering them unable to pierce the cell wall and replicate.
Elderflower is also packed with bio-flavonoids that help to boost the immune system which are also effective in killing common pathogens.
This is also used for infection to bladder and or kidneys its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce inflammation and increases the health of the gastrointestinal system also increase nutrient uptake efficiency, especially in the gut.
Source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, Calcium, Potassium and iron. Because of the potent source of carotenoid pigments or flavonoids with antioxidant properties including quercetin this is what helps protect cells from oxidative damage according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Benefits: Immune support, Healthy skin and coat reducing free radical damage which is one of the primary mechanisms of ageing, Fluid Balance, helps with the body’s natural defences boosting wellness.
Stinging Nettle root is used for urination problems related to enlarged prostate and irritable bladder also helps with allergies, hay fever and osteoarthritis, poor circulation, diabetes and stomach disorders, stomach acid and diarrhoea, cancer, blood purification and wound healing.
Stinging nettle leaf has been used by the Ancient Greek primarily as a diuretic and laxative.
Benefits of the Nettle contains vitamins C and K, B vitamins as well as minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron also has amino acids and antioxidants which can help fight free radicals also helps with flushing out harmful chemicals and excess liquids from the body which is called spring tonic cleanse the body toxins. Because the nettle contains iron and vitamin c it improves the body’s absorption of iron reduces tension in arteries and blood vessels lowing risk of strokes. Also reduces arthritis and helps relieve joint pain when tested on lab rats had a positive effect on the prostate and may aid in the prevention of benign prostate hyperplasia which is the noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. It was found the herb limits and regulates the amount of testosterone.