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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. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Great company 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Nov 2020

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

  7. Happy USA quality Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Oct 2020

    Thank you for your service. We are very satisfied with your service and product.

  8. Excellent berries! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Oct 2020

    I was very pleased with the berries I received. The package was full of nicely cleaned dried elderberries with no stems!

  9. Fresh and effective! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Sep 2020

    I bought these elderberries for the first time last year and was so impressed with the freshness of them I ordered again this year. I make a variety of elderberry formulations (tincture, syrup, elixir etc) and these have been perfect in every one. I am thrilled they are organically grown in the USA—definitely a requirement for me.

  10. Hands down the highest quality! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2020

    I have been buying my elderberries from Mountain Maus for almost two years. I tried others before and even when I run low I refuse to pick up the organic bags in town. I just wait on these. People always tell me that my syrup is the best they've had and I credit Mountain Maus for that. I am so thankful for the help I've received in making recipes and answers to my questions. I always recommend friends and family to order from her. Thank you!!

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