Elderberry Health Benefits
Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms.
It’s also been used as a treatment for:
Elderberry gets a lot of support as a healing agent through word of mouth and old wives’ tales, but its success in medical tests is less definite.
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
Elderberry is an antioxidant, and researchers think the compound that makes it blue lowers inflammation.