Elderberry powerful Antioxidant Tea
Elderberry Flower Tea - Sambucus nigra L.
Used part: Flower
Elder, scientific name Sambucus nigra, is a shrub species belonging to the Sambucus genus of the family Adoxaceae, being naturally distributed in Europe and North Africa and is currently naturalized in several temperate and subtropical areas, including some regions of Brazil. It can measure from 2 to 4 meters and has small white flowers and pleasant perfume.
Also known as European elderberry, elderberry or black elder, it is a medicinal plant, widely used in the treatment of colds or flu. Flavonoids, tannins, glycosides, essential oils, vitamin C and mucic acids are present in the elder's constitution.
Fighting Free Radicals - According to studies conducted, the elder has significant amounts of antioxidants, which help combat the malefic action of free radicals in the body. Free radicals are associated with aging and onset of heart disease, cancer and stroke; improved Immune System - Being rich in vitamin C, elder can help strengthen the immune system; anti-aging - Antioxidants and substances like flavonoids and anthocyanins protect cells and can reduce cell degeneration, reducing the effects of aging, keeping the body young and healthy.
Treatment for colds or flu - Elderberry is indicated to help in the treatment of colds, flu, fever, cough, rhinitis and allergic symptoms. But the benefits of the plant do not stop there: thanks to its properties, it also serves to treat wounds, abscesses, kidney problems, hemorrhoids, spasms, urinary lithiasis, nephritis, burns and rheumatism.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Help fight against premature aging
- Stroke and heart disease
- Strengthen the immune system and treats flu, colds, cough, fever, rhinitis and allergic symptoms
- Helps to treat wounds
- Kidney problems
- Urinary lithiasis
- Put 2 tablespoons of herb to a liter of water
- Turn off when the water reaches boil
- Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to Drink:
Take 2 to 3 cups a day.
Elderly side effects may include varied allergic reactions. In addition, elderberry fruits are toxic and therefore should not be consumed. However, its leaves, flowers and inner stem can be used to make tea. Elderly side effects may include varied allergic reactions. Its fruits are toxic and should not be consumed. Elderly is contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women. Remember that every medicine, including natural medicine, should only be used under medical supervision.