ISO/KOSHER Certified Sambucus Elderberry Extract Food Additives
Elderberry extract comes from the fruit of the Sambucus nigra or black elder, a species found in Europe, Western Asia, North Africa, and North America. Called “the medicine chest of the common people,” elder flowers, berries, leaves, bark, and roots have all been used for centuries in traditional folk medicines.
There are several species of elder, but Sambucus nigra, or European elder (also called black elder), is the one used most often for medicinal purposes. Avoid dwarf elder (Sambucus ebulus), which can be toxic. Use a trusted preparation of elder because raw or unripe fruit -- as well as the leaves, seeds, and bark -- contain a chemical related to cyanide, which is poisonous.
Function of Elderberry Extract
Elderberry, or elder, has been used for centuries to treat wounds, when applied to the skin. It is also taken by mouth to treat respiratory illnesses such as cold and flu. In many countries, including Germany, elder flower is used to treat colds and flu.
Some evidence suggests that chemicals in elder flower and berries may help reduce swelling in mucous membranes, such as the sinuses, and help relieve nasal congestion. Elder may have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anticancer properties.
Elderberry also contains flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties and may help prevent damage to the body' s cells.However, very few studies have been done in humans, so researchers don't know how effective elder may be.
Immune Support during Cold/Flu Season The best-documented aspect of elderberry is its antiviral effects. Elderberry has long been used to support a healthy immune system. Two separate studies using an elderberry extract found it helped inhibit influenza.
when taken during the first 48 hours of symptoms. Participants experienced a significant reduction in the length of symptoms.Further research is needed before a specific health benefit can be established. Loaded with Antioxidants Elderberry also contains several anthocyanin flavonoids known to possess significant antioxidant properties.Antioxidants like those found in elderberry scavenge free radicals, reducing oxidative stress and boosting the immune system.
Application of Elderberry Extract
1.Pharmaceutical field with the fuction of treating arthritis and postpartum syndrome.
2.Health Product with the fuction of preventing of rheumatism,adjusting estrogen level.
3.Cosmetics with the fuction of delaying aging.