What can Elderberries be used for? Teas, tinctures, syrups, and more!
Dried berries from the Elderberry bush are less bitter than fresh. The branches and leaves are poisonous. The small stem which is sometimes left on the berry is safe.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Interesting Fact/Warning for Fresh Berries: Elder bark, leaves, roots, seeds, and unripe berries can contain alkaloids cyanogenic and glycosides, which may cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This reaction occurs only if these plant parts are used fresh, as cooking or drying reduces the cyanogenic glycoside content (Gardner & McGuffin, 2013). It’s recommended that you boil fresh berries for 30 minutes before ingesting. Or use properly dried berries.
Ingredients: Organically grown elderberries