Elderberry Tincture

Elderberry has been used for centuries in Europe and Asia to treat respiratory illnesses such as colds and flus. Some evidence suggests that chemicals in the flowers and berries can help reduce swelling in mucous membranes, including the sinuses, and help relieve nasal congestion. The most common way to experience the benefits of elderberries is by consuming an elderberry tincture, which is made using a clear alcohol, such as vodka, to extract the healing properties of the berries. Elderberries also contain flavonoids, which are high in antioxidant properties and may help prevent damage to the body's cells, however it is important to note that elderberries should not be eaten raw and it's best to purchase a premade tincture from a well-respected herbal producer.