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Elderberry is a genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. The genus was formerly placed in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae, but was reclassified as Adoxaceae due to genetic and morphological comparisons to plants in the genus Adoxa.
Elderberry is a well-known herbal medicine in Western countries. It is widely used in North America and Europe. It has a very long history and is equivalent to Chinese Banlangen. In medicine, elderberry is mainly used to treat wounds and skin problems, and is very effective in curing respiratory diseases, such as colds and flu.
Elderberry is rich in bioflavonoids and anthocyanins, which are highly antioxidant substances. Studies have pointed out that elderberry can strengthen cell membranes and inhibit influenza virus from invading cells and suffering from infection. Therefore, it has an anti-influenza virus title in Europe and the United States.
1. Enhance immunity, good helper against flu.
Elderberry has been used in folk to treat symptoms such as colds and coughs for thousands of years. Europeans even hailed elderberry as the god of immunity.
2. Lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
In addition to the traditional use of elderberry to enhance immunity, it also has great potential for cardiovascular health. A study in 2004 found that high-dose elderberry can significantly reduce the level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the serum, thereby reducing blood lipids. Even a small dose of elderberry juice can also reduce blood cholesterol. This has become a milestone for elderberry in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, and at the same time provides important ideas for the defense and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
3. Beauty effect
In addition to treating colds, relieving anxiety and promoting sleep, elderflower also has cosmetic effects. Manufacturers often use elderflower to make eye creams because the anthocyanins contained in them can refresh and moisturize the skin around the eyes. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that steaming the face with elderflower water can nourish and beautify the skin, and has the effects of anti-wrinkle and whitening. In addition, the antioxidants contained in elderberry extract species can scavenge free radicals in the body and have anti-aging effects.
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