Elderberry Tincture 3oz. $25
A tincture is a highly concentrated herbal extract that's made by soaking plant materials—in this case, elderberries—in alcohol or glycerin for an extended period of time, usually at least six weeks. The alcohol helps pull the nutritional components out of the berries and disperses them into a liquid that's easy to incorporate into your day. Elderberry tinctures can be dropped right in your mouth or added to your water or a smoothie for easy sipping.
Elderberry is a widely regarded botanical for its ability to support the immune system, but the benefits go beyond that, too. Elderberries are a nutritional powerhouse, containing a wide variety of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, E, K, and B's, and calcium, potassium, and magnesium. 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. 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.
These tiny berries are also believed to contain antiviral agents– compounds so potent they are thought to deactivate viruses. Viruses are unable to multiply on their own and need to get inside a healthy cell to do so. They are cleverly coated with something called “haemagglutinin spikes” to help them pierce the cell wall. These viral spikes are also covered with enzymes which the virus uses to break down the cell wall. Elderberries have high concentrations of bioflavonoids which appear to inhibit the action of this enzyme, thus deactivating viruses and rendering them unable to pierce the cell wall and replicate. The Elderflower is also packed with bio-flavonoids that help to boost the immune system. Research has shown that Elderflowers are also effective in killing common pathogens.
To read more empirical studies related to the benefits of Elderberry, you can visit this link: https://botanicalinstitute.org/elderberry/
Dosage: 1-3 times per day, one full dropper-full or one teaspoon diluted in water or juice, at first signs/symptoms of cold or flu, or as a pre-emptive immune booster during cold/flu season.
Store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight, for up to 5 years. (Exp. Jan 2026)