Elderberries are a little known but very delicious and beneficial fruit. They are found naturally growing throughout most of the United States and Canada as well as in Europe and Asia. Elderberries are a vigorous growing plant producing an abundance of berries. But what makes them special is their medicinal qualities.
Research has shown that the antioxidant flavoniod compounds (anthocyanins) found in the berries have very effective antiviral properties as well as chemo-preventive cancer properties. It is also known that anthocyanins have the unique ability to attract and absorb free radical elements which are the source of several health problems. Anthocyanins have also been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels and boost the immune system.