Purified Water: Water that has been mechanically filtered or processed to remove impurities. This improves both the quality, taste, and most importantly helps retain the most vitamins and minerals in our syrup.
Raw Local Honey: Pure, unfiltered, and unprocessed honey is filled with disease-fighting flavonoids and antioxidants. Raw honey contributes a number of additional health benefits to our immune boosting elderberry syrup. Raw honey contains bee pollen, 22 amino acids, 27 minerals and 5,000 enzymes. As one of the top ingredients in our syrup it’s no wonder why it’s so delicious and effective.
Axe, J. (2018). The Many Benefits of Raw Honey. Retrieved from https://draxe.com/the-many-health-benefits-of-raw-honey/
Organic Elderberries: Hippocrates, the Ancient Greek “Father of Medicine” referred to elderberries as his medicine chest because they appeared to be a cure all for so many different health ailments. Elderberries are among one of the top ant-viral herbs on the planet. They are known for stimulating the immune system as well as their anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant properties that prevent cellular damage to the body. Elderberries are high in anthocyanins and have been shown to have pharmacologic and anti-carcinogenic properties. In addition, elderberries are known to help with the following: major cold and flu relief, sinus infection aid, lower blood sugar, natural diuretic, natural laxative, encourages healthy skin, and eases allergies. In addition, according to Dr. Axe, elderberries carry many health benefits including: major cold and flu relief, sinus and infection aid, lowers blood sugar, natural diuretic, natural laxative, encourages healthy skin, eases allergies, may help prevent cancer and may improve heart health.
Axe, J. (2018). Elderberry: Natural Medicine for Colds, Flus, Allergies & More. Retrieved from https://draxe.com/elderberry/
“Elderberries are particularly rich in flavonoids, especially anthocyanins which are responsible for their deep purple (almost black) coloring. These powerful antioxidants work to keep the immune system strong and resilient. Dr. Gerhard Rechkemmer is the President of Germany’s Federal Research Institute for Nutrition and Food. His research has shown that the anthocyanins in elderberries boost the production of cytokines – proteins that act as messengers within the immune system – thereby enhancing the body’s immune response. Cytokines play a crucial role in the immune system’s response to disease and work in ways very similar to hormones. They can be both inflammatory or anti-inflammatory depending on what is needed and are released by immune cells either directly into the blood stream or locally into body tissue during an immune response.”
Elderberry/Elderflower Benefits. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.indigo-herbs.co.uk/natural-health-guide/benefits/elderberry
Organic Ginger Root: Has many health benefits due to it’s potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and therapeutic compounds including (gingerol, shogaol, paradol and zingerone). In addition, it is believed to have a powerful impact on brain health and cognitive function. It helps reduce inflammation, nausea and supports digestion.
Link, R. (2018). 12 Major Benefits of Ginger for Body & Brain. Retrieved from https://draxe.com/10-medicinal-ginger-health-benefits/
Organic Cinnamon Sticks: Cinnamon is a delicious spice that has been treasured for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years. The unique smell and flavor of cinnamon is due to the oily part of the tree in which it grows. The health benefits come from the bark of the cinnamomum verum tree. The bark contains the compound cinnamaldehyde, which is thought to be responsible for its health promoting properties. Cinnamon has numerous health benefits including potent polyphenol antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It has also been known to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, improving risk factors for heart disease.
Mercola, J. (2015, November 09). Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon. Retrieved from https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/11/09/surprising-cinnamon-benefits.aspx
Organic Whole Cloves: Cloves are the flower buds of a clove tree. They are not only known for their sweet, aromatic flavor, but also their potent medicinal properties including antioxidant, hepatoprotective, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties. They have been known to support liver health, joint pain and inflammation, stabilize blood sugar levels among many others.
13 Surprising Benefits of Cloves. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-cloves.html