Only premium Haschberg elderberries, known for their intense flavour, are used to make Biotta Elderberry. The gently pressed juice is combined with elderflower tea in accordance with the Biotta principles:
- 100% natural
- 100% organic
- Made 100% from directly pressed juices, without any rediluted concentrate
- No added sugar (only the natural sugar in the ingredients)
- No dyes, preservatives or flavourings
- No added vitamins (fruits & vegetables have their own vitamins)
- Produced under climate-friendly conditions
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Elderflower cordial and elderflower tea are both popular and delicious ways to enjoy this plant. But it is also worthwhile to keep elderberry juice in the household medicine chest for a number of reasons:
- Well-known household remedy for colds
- Said to have antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects
- Can help clear the airways of mucus
The black elderberry bush belongs to the honeysuckle family and thrives almost everywhere – from the edge of the forest to the mountains. Both the yellowish-white flowers that bloom in the spring and the purple-black berries, which are harvested in autumn, are edible. Even back in the times of Hippocrates, the elderberry was already considered a sacred plant and was often planted near homes. It is commonly known as the “peasants’ cure-all”, and folk wisdom claims that the plant not only guards against illness but also against misfortune and evil spirits.
The berries can be processed into juice or jam, and the flowers are usually used to make tea or cordial. Both components are rich in so-called phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are responsible, among other things, for the colour and taste of a fruit or vegetable, but they are also of vital importance for the human organism. Both elderberries and elderflowers contain flavonoids, a subgroup of phytonutrients. Flavonoids have been shown to have antiviral, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. In other words, elderberries and elderflowers are excellent for treating inflammatory reactions in the body as well as bacterial or viral illnesses such as cold or flu.
A study published in 2004 in the Journal of International Medical Research demonstrated that elderberry also has expectorant and diuretic effects. This makes it ideal for treating colds, where the aim is to flush out and cough up the bacteria. When drinking elderberry juice for a cold, it is especially soothing when slightly warmed up.
So there’s no need to reach right away for strong medication. When the first symptoms of a cold appear, the juice shelf offers a good alternative.