Testing Method: TLC
Appearance: Purple red powder
Free sample: 10-20g
US warehouses: 500kg in stock
Certificates: KOSHER, HALAL, ISO9001, ISO22000
Elderberry extract is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world. Ancient Egyptians used it to enhance their complexions and heal burns, while Native Americans historically utilized it to treat diseases. In many regions of Europe, it is still collected and utilized in traditional medicine. Today, black elderberry is most often taken as a supplement to treat cold and flu symptoms. It is rich in bioflavonoids, anthocyanins, vitamins and other substances with high antioxidant capacity, which have the effect of improving immunity. In supporting immune health, elderberry can also be used as a botanical to help relieve cold and flu symptoms.
A study published in April 2021 on elderberries for preventing viral respiratory diseases found that elderberries can reduce the severity and duration of colds and flu and may be a safe option for preventing viral respiratory diseases. In addition, as a natural pigment, “Elderberry juice color” is listed by the USFDA as allowable in certified organic food products. In Japan, elderberry is listed as an approved “natural color additive” under the Food and Sanitation Law.
① Rich in vitamin C
Elderberry contains 6-35 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams, up to 60% of the recommended daily intake.
② High dietary fiber
Elderberry contains 7 grams of fiber per 100 grams of fresh berries, more than a quarter of the recommended daily intake.
③ Good source of phenolic acid
These compounds are powerful antioxidants that help reduce damage caused by oxidative stress in the body.
④ Good source of flavonols
Elderberries contain the antioxidant flavonols quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetin, with flowers containing up to 10 times more flavonols than berries.
⑤ Rich in anthocyanins
These compounds give the fruit its distinctive deep purple-black color and are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties.
Black elderberry extract has some potential benefits, but symptoms of eating undercooked berries, leaves, bark or roots include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Elderberry is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, multiple servings can cause nausea.