Specialized Elderberry Products
Black Elderberry has been referred to in many cultures as a “Pharmacy in and of itself”.
We are excited to bring you this delicious Wild Fusion Vinegar packed full of antioxidants and natural vitamins! Starting with an Organic Apple Cider Vinegar base, we begin the infusion with Dried Black Elderberries, Hops, Hibiscus, Stinging Nettle and Orange Rind, and finish off the flavour with a hint of sweetness from RAW Vancouver Island Wildflower Honey. This vinegar can be enjoyed on greens, veggies, meat, dessert, ice cream or stirred into a favourite cocktail. It is so versatile and adds tremendous flavour to any dish whether on its own or added to oil for a vinaigrette or marinade. We prefer it straight on our greens or mixed with hot water for an antioxidant tea. This will become a staple in your kitchen!
Wild Infusions Elderberry Hibiscus Wildflower Honey is the perfect addition to your favorite tea, mixed into dressings and sauces, a topping for yogurt or ice cream or served with cheese and fruit. Made from quality sourced herbs including hibiscus flower, Lemon Rind, Lemon Balm, Cloves and Cinnamon.
(Elderberry Hibiscus Wildflower Honey and Goat Cheese on a Gram Cracker Topped with a Strawberry is an instant Elderberry Cheesecake but better for you!)
Some History of Elder:
Elderberry Syrup – If you are feeling depleted and need to restore energy, this is the cure and has been for thousands of years throughout many cultures and religions. The Elder has been associated with opening the way and allowing clear energy to freely flow though. It cools, clears and decongests. Rich in Antioxidants, consuming Elderberry extract naturally boosts the immune system.
Elder grows all over the world from Europe to Asia, North America to Alaska. Throughout history, every part of the Elder has been utilized and highly valued. It has been referred to in many cultures as a “Pharmacy in and of itself”.
According to Janice Schofield, Alaskan Herbalist, Elderberries are highly nutritious and contain important vitamins A, B, C and minerals such as iron, calcium and potassium. The high amounts of bioflavonoids help strengthen cardiovascular tissues especially in the arteries of the eyes and kidneys.
Elderberries have long been known to be a mild stimulant for the lungs and kidneys and their high concentration of flavonoids have been found to reduce swelling, fight inflammation, relieve fluid retention and detoxify. It also aids in cleansing the body by stimulating circulation and opening the pores.
Some preliminary studies have determined that Elderberries can be effective in relieving symptoms of the cold and flu including fever, headache, sore throat, fatigue, cough and body aches. It has also been reported to alleviate allergies and be beneficial for overall respiratory health.