Black elderberry fruit tincture is a valuable agent that supports the treatment of viral infections. But the list of health-promoting properties is much longer. Now is the time to prepare it to enjoy its properties in winter.
Elderberries are harvested in August and early September. Wild elderberry (Sambucus nigra) grows along roads, in bushes, by rivers. The fruits of this plant have many valuable health properties that have been used in natural medicine for centuries. They contain large amounts of anthocyanins, which eliminate the effects of free radicals, protecting against diseases and strengthening immunity. This action is enhanced by vitamin C and beta-carotene contained in the fruit.
Elderberry fruit tincture helps fight viral infections and fever. It is also recommended for the flu. In addition, it is credited with detoxifying, laxative and diuretic effects. It has an analgesic effect and therefore it is used for neuralgia and sciatica. Therefore, it is worth consuming it in the indicated amounts to strengthen your health. The recommended daily dose should not exceed 50 ml.
Recipe: Black elderberry fruit tincture
The tincture is ready after about 6 months.
- Type of cuisine
- Preparation time
- 30 minutes.
- cooking time
- 10 minutes
- Number of servings
- 1 kg of elderberries,
- 1 liter of 96% spirit
- 0.5 liters of water
- 25 grams of sugar
A method of preparing
- Prepare the fruitWash the fruit, drain well, put in a jar, cover with alcohol. Leave for a month.
- Filter the fruitAfter a month, strain the fruit and pour the alcohol from them into another vessel.
- Cook the syrupFrom water and sugar, boil a syrup, cool it down and combine it with alcohol.
- Pour into bottlesAfter a week, filter, pour into bottles, close tightly and put away in a dark, moderately cool place. Set aside for several months (3-6).
Who should not drink elderberry tincture?
The tincture is prepared on alcohol and therefore should not be consumed by children and pregnant women. A contraindication is an allergy to elderberry. It is also not recommended for diabetes or insulin resistance due to the high sugar content. Fruit tinctures should not be drunk by people who take antidiabetic drugs, as they may react with it.
Attention: Elderberry fruit and flowers must not be eaten rawbecause they contain sambunigrin and prunasin. These are substances that can cause food poisoning. Heat treatment, i.e. cooking the fruit, neutralizes these toxins.