Elderberries have been used throughout the world as natural health remedies for
centuries. Hippocrates, known as the Father of Medicine, called elderberries his
“medicine chest” in 400 BCE, and other classical physicians have been putting these powerful berries to use in their own remedies since ancient times.
Elderberries grow throughout the world, but the European black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) has some of the highest levels of antioxidants, even among other elderberries.
These naturally occurring antioxidants are part of what gives black elderberries their incredible immune-supporting benefits.*
Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a key ingredient in Medicine Wheel
Supplements “Native Immune Health” Immune Support.
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