Gaia- Black Elderberry Syrup- 5.4 fl oz
For decades, Black Elderberry Syrup has been a medicine cabinet staple, especially in the colder months. Our Certified USDA Organic syrup is made with only organic Elderberries, fresh-pressed shortly after harvest, and it concentrates the juice from 14.5 grams of Elderberries into a single, tasty teaspoon.
Elderflower has a distinct use from elderberry and is traditionally used to support healthy and effective innate immune responses, especially in the realm of regulating elevated body temperature. While the berries are one of the most popular modern herbal medicines, the widespread popularity of the berries is a relatively recent phenomena. Elderflower is a diaphoretic, meaning that it helps to open the pores, allow for sweating, and ‘releasing the exterior’, which can be helpful for those who have trouble mounting an efficient immune response.
Traditional uses of elderberries include normalizing the functions of the gastrointestinal tract, supporting a healthy body temperature and perspiration during an acute immune challenge, and as supporting the resilience of the body throughout the difficult winter months. The native Americans of the southwest used a different species of elder for similar purposes, in addition to using the berries and flowers as a diuretic.
Modern research is beginning to elucidate elder’s immune supporting mechanisms. Both elderflower and elderberry are rich in polyphenols, which have antioxidant activity. Oxidative stress is often produced during an immune response, and having sufficient antioxidant storage in the body may help to maintain the health and integrity of tissues. Elderberry and elderflower extracts have also been shown in-vitro to modulate cellular nitric oxide production and immune cells such as macrophages and their release of eicosanoids. In-vitro studies of elderberry extracts have demonstrated that elderberry agglutinins may bind to viral haemagglutinin protein, supporting healthy cells against viral invasion & propagation, while not being cytotoxic.
Each 1 teaspoon serving contains the equivalent of 14.5 g (14,500 mg) of fresh Black Elderberries.
Ages 4 and up: 1 teaspoon daily
Ages 1-3: ¼ teaspoon daily
For additional support, adults (ages 12+) may take 1 teaspoon, 2 times daily.
Organic cane sugar, water and lemon fruit juice (to preserve freshness).
Corn, Dairy, Gluten, Peanuts, Shellfish, Soy, Tree Nuts, Yeast.
Shake well before use. Refrigerate after opening. Not for use during pregnancy. If you have a medical condition or take medications, please consult with your doctor before use. Store away from children. Do not use if cap seal is broken.