Elderberry

Common names: Elderberry

Essential components: Bioflavonoid (Rutin), Anthocyanins, Vitamin C

Properties: Antiviral, Anticarcinogenic

Summary: Elderberries have a high concentration of rutin, which helps boost the immune system by preventing and inhibiting virus activity in the body. Research studies have found that elderberries can also reduce cancerous tumors and inhibit limit malignant activity.

Uses: Syrups, Herbal Teas, Supplements

Precautions: The bark and root of this plant are emetic (causes vomiting) and should not be taken internally.