Elderflowers contain antioxidant, anti-cancer, antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. They are commonly consumed in a tea or mouthwash form to treat colds, sore throat, flu, and sinus infections. They are rich in bioflavonoids and have diuretic and laxative agents, treating constipation and increasing urine production to cleanse the body.
Benefits of Elderflowers include, reducing swelling and pain caused by arthritis, reducing blood sugar and treating inflammation. It can also be used to help assist in treating diabetes.
WARNING: Elderflowers are possibly unsafe when consumed in large amounts. Side effects may include nausea and/or diarrhea. It is advised that diabetics closely manage their blood sugar whilst consuming. It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before usage.