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Elderberry, Whole

Also Known As -Sambucus nigra - 2023 Harvest has begun! We have quite a bit of berries.....so we will have plenty to ship!

Organically Grown USA - Hand Harvested without machinery. No "USDA Approved Pesticides or Chemical soil additives". Not sterilized with surfer wash, heat steamed or heat dried as with certified organic berries from Croatia or Bulgaria.

Hand picked and shade dried. - No pesticides, soil added chemicals or machinery are used before, during or harvesting.

Overview - Elderberry fruit has been used for centuries in North America, Western Asia, Europe and North Africa. Medicinal benefits of Elderberry fruit extracts have been used to stimulate the immune system and protect against free radicals that attack healthy cells. In fact, certain studies have proven its effectiveness in fighting viruses such as herpes, AIDS and HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus. It's antioxidant activity is useful in lowering cholesterol, improving vision, heart health and for coughs, colds and other viral and bacterial infections and tonsillitis. People who have taken Elderberry fruit have reported less severe symptoms and have felt much better, much faster than those who did not. It was used in 1995, in Peru to stop a flu epidemic! So, at the first sign of a cold or or virus, treat yourself to Elderberry and it should help alleviate the symptoms within 72 hours. This herbal extract has also been used to help with weight loss, and as a treatment for headaches and migraines, rheumatism, gout, edema, hepatic disease, syphylis, epilepsy, toothache, asthma and to help wounds heal faster. As a revitalizing stimulant and rejuvenating tonic, it promotes circulation, kidney function and good lymphatic system health. Since eating the berries doesn't give you the same concentrated benefits it more beneficial as an Elderberry fruit tincture. 

Medicinal Uses -  Internally – When the bark is infused in water, it can be taken as a purgative. It has also been used as a diuretic, and has been used successfully with epilepsy. As a homeopathic tincture it has been proven effective for asthmatic children. Tea from Elder flowers was taken as a spring tonic. Vinegar was used to cure sore throat. A herbal tea from the dried berries is used to cure diarrhea, colic, nerve disorders and inflammation of the urinary tract and bladder. A thickened syrup is taken for coughs and colds.

Externally – When the bark is made into an ointment, it proves to be very emollient and good for the skin. Elder Flower Water is used to remove freckles and take the sting out of sunburns, and was a common skin preparation in days gone by. It whitens and softens the skin. When the leaves were made into an ointment, it was applied to bruises, chilblains and sprains, along with other wounds of the skin.

Other Uses – The Romans used the berries to dye their hair black. The berries are also used frequently for jam and pies.

Parts Used - Bark, berries, flowers – Bark: The bark should be harvested in autumn from young trees. It should be dried in warm but not hot sun, and taken in at night. Flowers: Use with other herbs for an heral tea. Used mostly to distill into Elder Flower Water, the flowers make a slightly astringent liquid that is frequently used for eye and skin lotions as well as for mixing medicines. Leaves: Leaves are gathered in June and July, and are used both fresh and dried. Berries: Berries are used freshly cooked and dried for medicinal use in cough products.

Precautions - The fresh plant is poisonous. Berries should be cooked. The stems are very toxic as they contain cyanide. Improperly prepared berries can induce nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Women who are pregnant or nursing should exercise caution with elderberry remedies.

Disclaimer - These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.


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  1. Love this! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Feb 2024

    I have purchased Elderberries from Mountain Maus in the past and will continue to purchase in the future, Great for making flu remedies that I keep on hand at all times. Wonderful product!

  2. Healthy Elderberry 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jan 2024

    I absolutely love these elderberries. I use them in a syrup I make for flu & cold season, combined w/other herbs.

    I did have a major problem w/the shipping & container, I ordered TWO (2) 2 lb pkgs of it & was sent ONE (1) 4 lb pkg. That is not what I ordered.

    I also feel your shipping costs are over the top $28?? Really. It also took a long time to get here even though the package was taped ass "Priority" by the USPS.

    Response: So happy I am sorry you were frustrated with the packaging. It is stated on our "Shipping and Policies" page that we package in bulk unless you specify in the comments section that you would like individual packages.

    You mentioned our shipping cost. We issued a credit for the difference in shipping cost. Your ordered several herbs with a weight totaling 10 pounds and shipping is not cheap now days. Our site uses USPS and UPS for shipping and if there is ever an overage we always issue a credit for the difference.
    You also mentioned "it took to long time to get here" Your order shipped within our 3 day window and was packaged with love and care. We have no control over the US Postal Service once your order leaves our hands and is put into their hands.

  3. Small but great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2024

    These elderberries were smaller in size than what I have had before from other vendors, but they made a stronger juice.

  4. Always the best! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Nov 2023

    Mountain Maus is my go-to for the best & freshes dried elderberries around!

  5. Beautiful berries 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Nov 2022

    We are always so pleased with Mountain Maus's products and these dried Elderberries are no exception. Lovely color and vibrant aroma, and rich in nutrients!

  6. Repeat Customer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Nov 2021

    When I do not have my own, I turn to Mountain Maus for supplies. I enjoy that they come from within the US and have found them to be the better than competitors. A few more stems than I'd like, but that doesn't affect the product for me. Great taste and the price is unbeatable.

  7. New customer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2021

    Thank you for your service in this Covid-wrecked time of life. I made a batch of elderberry syrup immediately and am very happy with the strength and taste of the berry.

  8. Elderberry Wine 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Dec 2020

    My first experience with dried elderberries came from Europe. When hydrated they smelled like stinky feet.
    Not a good start for wine.
    Then I found this product grown here and not overly processed. When hydrated they have a fresh scent and I am making excellent Elderberry Wine.

  9. Great Company 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Dec 2020

    These are the best Elderberries. They taste great and very little waste of unripened berries or stems. I received the product n a timely fashion. This company is my favorite. Thank you!

  10. Great company 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Nov 2020

    So thankful to find your company, Keep up the good work.

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