Organic Elderberry Tincture
High quality organic Elderberry tincture
Botanical Food Supplement
We use only the finest quality wildcrafted produced fresh elderberries. Picked by hand.
The specification we use is the same as that required by many professional herbalists. The tincture strength is high 1ml is the equivalent of 333mg of elderberry. We use alcohol as this is the most efficient method to gain the synergistic benefits of the whole herb.
Elderberries are particularly rich in flavonoids, especially anthocyanins which are responsible for their deep purple (almost black) colouring. These powerful antioxidants work to keep the immune system strong and resilient. Dr Gerhard Rechkemmer is the President of Germany’s Federal Research Institute for Nutrition and Food. His research has shown that the anthocyanins in elderberries boost the production of cytokines – proteins that act as messengers within the immune system – thereby enhancing the body’s immune response. Cytokines play a crucial role in the immune system’s response to disease and work in ways very similar to hormones. They can be both inflammatory or anti-inflammatory depending on what is needed and are released by immune cells either directly into the blood stream or locally into body tissue during an immune response.
These tiny berries are also believed to contain antiviral agents– compounds so potent they are thought to deactivate viruses. Viruses are unable to multiply on their own and need to get inside a healthy cell to do so. They are cleverly coated with something called “haemagglutinin spikes” to help them pierce the cell wall. These viral spikes are also covered with enzymes which the virus uses to break down the cell wall. Elderberries have high concentrations of bioflavonoids which appear to inhibit the action of this enzyme, thus deactivating viruses and rendering them unable to pierce the cell wall and replicate.
The Elderflower is also packed with bio-flavonoids that help to boost the immune system. Research has shown that Elderflowers are also effective in killing common pathogens.
Directions for use:
Dosage levels are very small 2ml to 5ml for adults (20 to 50 drops)
Some people prefer to take our tinctures in fruit juice or other flavoured drinks
Tincture manufactured and bottled in the UK to GMP approved standards.
Contains 45% v/v organically produced pure grain alcohol
Do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding. Not recommended for children.
Consult you're healthcare professional if you have an autoimmune condition as elderberry may stimulate the immune system.
Do not take if you have had an organ transplant. Consult your doctor if you are taking any medications before using elderberry.