Elderberry juice concentrate

Humans have a natural inclination to try to heal the sick – our ability to treat illnesses in ourselves and others has contributed in no small way to our success as a species. Why we would do this is no mystery – on the altruistic side, we empathize with each other, we care about each other, and caring for members of our social group is both beneficial and rewarding both for humanity as a whole and for many people as individuals; on the other hand, no one likes being sick. But how we’ve treated illnesses has evolved over time with technology, better understanding of how the body, germs and disease function, and increasingly global access to resources. Before that, how did humankind treat sicknesses? They looked to the natural world. And while very few of us are likely to want to go back to those pre-sanitation days of bloodlettings and humor manipulating, there are still things we can learn from our ancestors’ folk medicine.

Elderberry juice concentrate and elderberry extract are two remedies right out of that ancient folk wisdom. Elderberries have been used for centuries as an important part of healing in many cultures. The elderberry tree is native to Europe, Asia and North America, and on each continent, people sought it out for both its health benefits, and its supposed magical protection.

Drinking elderberry juice concentrate is believed – and in some cases even proven – to provide a number of health benefits. Elderberry juice is most well known for its usefulness in improving symptoms of various respiratory diseases, including the flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, and the common cold. Elderberry extract has even been shown in clinical studies to reduce the severity and duration of influenza. Other health benefits of elderberry juice concentrate are boosting the immune system, protecting cells with high levels of antioxidants, lowering cholesterol, improving kidney health and treating urinary tract infections, preventing hemorrhoids, diarrhea and constipation, and improving the symptoms of diabetes. Consuming elderberry juice concentrate can even improve your complexion and help treat breakouts of acne.

How is it that elderberry juice concentrate is able to provide so many startling health benefits? The answer to that is simple: elderberry juice concentrate is incredibly high in a variety of important vitamins. Antioxidant rich elderberry juice concentrate provides the human body with a substantial dose of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B, amino acids, flavonoids, tannin, rutin and carotenoids. It also contains minerals like potassium. Elderberry juice concentrate is something like a naturally occurring multivitamin, and unlike most multivitamins, elderberry juice is easy for the body to recognize and absorb. This boost of important vitamins helps support immune health and protect the body’s natural good working order.

Elderberry juice concentrate is, of course, not a cure all. Drinking elderberry juice or taking elderberry extract is not a cure all for every health problem that a person might have in their life. No product can guarantee that a person will never get the flu, never catch a cold, never get sick or get old. Elderberry juice should not be viewed as a cure for the various ailments that afflict us all through the course of our lives. However, elderberry juice concentrate does seem to have the potential to improve our lives by helping us to be sick less often and less severely. Better health is directly connected to overall better wellbeing and improved quality of life. Our ancestors may not have understood how elderberry juice could help them, but through trial and use, in this instance, those ancient healers were able to identify a sort of naturally occurring vitamin supplement and help themselves and those around them be healthier.

Last updated on Jun 11th, 2011 and filed under Nutritional Information. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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