Elderberry Honey Syrup
16oz Amber glass bottle
Ingredients: Wild Harvested Elderberries & Organic Raw Honey
Dosage: Take 1-2 tbsp once daily for a gentle daily immune system booster, OR 2-4 tbsp 4 times per day during symptoms of illness
Mix this syrup with juice, coffee, tea, smoothies and more. A sweet, healthy syrup you can use just about anywhere you want!
Storage: to prolong the life of your honey syrup, place in cool dark place (refrigerator is best) within 1 to 2 months of purchase.
Raw Organic Honey
Raw honey contains bee pollen, which is known to ward off infections, provide natural allergy relief and boost overall immunity. Honey’s ability to prevent allergies is based on a concept called immunotherapy. Many seasonal allergy sufferers have found local, raw honey to be helpful because it desensitizes them to the fauna triggering their allergic reaction.
A 2013 study found that eating honey at a high dose (one gram per kilogram of body weight of honey daily) can improve allergy symptoms over a period of eight weeks. Researchers absorbed that the honey consumption improved overall and individual symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is an allergic response that causes itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and other similar symptoms.
Some people say that a daily tablespoon of honey can actually act like an allergy shot. The type of honey is key though since pasteurized honey does not contain any pollen. For possible seasonal allergy relief, you need to consume raw honey with pollen in it.
Raw honey contains natural sugars (80 percent), water (18 percent), and minerals, vitamins, pollen and protein (2 percent). It’s not surprising that honey has been called “the perfect running fuel.” It provides an easily absorbed supply of energy in the form of liver glycogen, making it ideal for energetic morning starts and as a pre- and post-exercise energy source.
Studies at the University of Memphis Exercise and Sports Nutrition Laboratory have shown honey to be one of the best choices of carbohydrate to consume right before exercising. Additionally, studies have revealed that as a sporting fuel, honey performs on a par with glucose, which is the sugar used in most commercial energy gels.
Studies have shown that a daily dose of raw honey raises levels of health-promoting antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants help block free radicals in the body that cause disease. It also boosts the immune system, acting as a preventative against any number of diseases. Honey contains polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
One study fed 25 subjects about four tablespoons of honey per day for 29 days in addition to their regular diets. When blood samples were taken at the start and end of the study, researchers found a clear, direct link between honey consumption and an increased level of disease-fighting polyphenols in the blood.
Studies have shown that honey contains the disease-fighting antioxidant flavonoids pinocembrin, pinostrobin and chrysin. Pinocembrin supports enzyme activity, and many studies have shown that pinocembrin induces apoptosis (programmed cell death) of many types of cancer cells. Laboratory research suggests that chrysin may increase the male hormone testosterone and improve bodybuilding results, but human research hasn’t found any effect on testosterone levels.
Wild Harvested Elderberries
Elderberries have numerous benefits. Some important health benefits include
The ability to strengthen the function of immune system, protect against infections and bacteria
Retard the spread or growth of cancer
Avert the development or progression of diabetes
Enhance the digestive process
Limit the speed and pain linked with autoimmune diseases
Reduce blood pressure
Let’s discuss them in more detail
1. Aid Digestion
Elderberries are rich in dietary fiber that helps eliminate or lower constipation, cut down excess gas, and improve your gastrointestinal health. Fiber is also helpful in increasing your nutrient uptake efficiency, allowing you to get more nutrients out of the food.
2. Cardiovascular Protection
There is a strong link between fruit and vegetable intake and cardiovascular health. High fiber content in elderberries helps cut down excess cholesterol from your system to accommodate the good cholesterol your body needs, which can considerably lower your risk of developing atherosclerosis and similar cardiovascular problems.
Elderberries also have high potassium levels which can protect your heart by relaxing and calming the tension in the arteries and blood vessels. Potassium is also a vasodilator and can considerably lower your blood pressure, keeping your heart safe and healthy.
3. Enhance Respiratory Health
Elderberry syrup can be an ideal choice for a cough, clearing up a sore throat, bronchitis, cold, or any issue that impairs the respiratory system. Elderberries, like cough syrups, contain ingredients (bioflavonoid such as anthocyanins) that help soothe irritation and inflammation. These ingredients also work as an expectorant to clear out phlegm and flush out foreign agents from the glands. Also, elderberry juice is suitable for asthma patients.
4. Boost Immunity
Elderberries have certain anti-infectious and antibacterial qualities and are often used to ward off cold and influenza especially during seasons when people are more susceptible to these illnesses. Moreover, elderberries can reinforce your immune system against itself, and guard against various autoimmune disorders.
5. Control Diabetes
A few active antioxidant ingredients found in elderberries work on your pancreas and help regulate glucose levels and insulin, providing more stability for individuals who have diabetes and assisting non-diabetics to avert the terrible condition.
6. Enhance Bone Health
The high content of essential minerals in elderberries helps improve bone strength as well as the formation of new bone tissues. Millions of individuals are afflicted with osteoporosis, but increasing your bone density in the younger decades can considerably delay the onset of this grave medical condition.
7. Skin Care
Elderberry is used in plenty of cosmetic applications, mainly as the bioflavonoid present in elderberries play a significant role in improving the skin. The high levels of vitamin A coupled with useful antioxidant activity, make elderberries ideal for lessening or preventing wrinkles, helping reduce age spots, and gradually improving the tone and glow of the body’s most visible organ!