Black Elderberry Syrup 5.4 fl oz | Gaia Herbs
Black Elderberry Syrup
5.4 fl oz
For decades, Black Elderberry Syrup has been a medicine cabinet staple, especially in the colder months. Our Certified USDA Organic syrup is made with only organic Elderberries, fresh-pressed shortly after harvest, and it concentrates the juice from 14.5 grams of Elderberries into a single, tasty teaspoon.
- Best-selling formula, traditionally taken for immune health.
- Daily tonic for the whole family.
- A delicious flavor that is loved by adults and children alike.
- Made with just four clean whole-food ingredients.
Primarily found in Europe and North America, Black Elderberries have long been used in traditional cultures to support immune function. Elderberry has an extensive history of being used during seasonal immune challenges. Regarded as an “Elder” plant in Native American Herbalism, Elderberry has been used collectively by many tribes as a tonic medicine and food to promote health and vitality. Elderberries have also been used as a food source for making wine, and syrup. Elderberry has long been proposed as being immune supportive, and supports the body's natural defense. Research studies show Black Elderberry to have immune modulating and antioxidant properties. Because Elderberry is high in flavonoid rich compounds, it exerts antioxidant protection on cells. By providing antioxidant protection, Elderberry aids in protecting cellular health from free radical damage and airborne elements.
Unlike the standard cherry fruit, which is a member if the Rosaceae family along with other popular staple fruits (apples, pears, blackberries), Acerola Cherry is a member of the Malpighiaceae family along with other tropical plants such as Byrsonima lucida (Locustberry) and Banisteriopsis caapi (Caapi Vine). Acerola Cherry, also called West Indian Cherry and Barbados Cherry, is native to southern Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean islands. Acerola Cherry is most notable for being a significant natural source of vitamin C other antioxidant compounds such as carotenoids. Acerola has been found to have up to 14.6mg vitamin C per 1g of ripe fruit , which is substantially higher than other common fruits like lychee (2.28mg/g), oranges (1.38mg/g), and black currants (1.8mg/g). Vitamin C acts as a cofactor for protein and hormone synthesis, and as a free-radical scavenger to fight oxidative stress in the body. Various factors can lead to oxidative stress, and oxidative stress can lead to tissue damage if there is insufficient antioxidant storage in the body. High glycemic diets, also called Western lifestyle cafeteria diets, are defined as being comprised of low-quality food that is high in saturated fat, refined sugar, and low in micronutrients and are associated with an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS), or pro-oxidant compounds in the body. In a study of rats fed a ‘cafeteria diet’, supplementation of Acerola Cherry juice was found to decrease diet-induced oxidative damage to the kidneys, liver, heart, and brain. Vigorous exercise also leads to an increase in oxidative stress, and the consumption of antioxidant rich foods and herbs to mitigate tissue damage.
Ages 4 and up: 1 teaspoon daily
Ages 1-3: ¼ teaspoon daily
For additional support, adults (ages 12+) may take 1 teaspoon, 2 times daily.
Shake well before use. Refrigerate after opening. Not for use during pregnancy. If you have a medical condition or take medications, please consult with your doctor before use. Store away from children. Do not use if cap seal is broken.