The flowers and berries are also made into extracts, teas, pills and even gummies. The dark purple berries of the elderberry shrub, the medicinal plant has been used since the days of Hippocrates. Traditionally known as Sambucus, it’s been praised as everything from “the medicine chest of the common people” to one of the most potent natural remedies on the planet. Like other berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), elderberries are rich in compounds that support immune health.
• Vitamin C, which helps several important cells in the immune system (such as T cells) perform their jobs.
• Vitamin A, which helps regulate immune responses.
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