Boost the immune system and has Anti inflammatory properties
Elderberries are full of antioxidants and vitamin C. The antioxidants that help to increase immune response also help to decrease inflammation. They protect cells from free radicals.
Elderberries also have Vitamin A which supports vision and the eyes. Vitamin A also supports the immune system, by ensuring good cell growth, and helps internal organs like the heart, lungs, and kidneys to function correctly. Elderberries are high in flavonoids too, which promote heart health.
Elderberries are full of fiber so they can help an overweight bird feel full, and may help with overweight issues. Only the berries should be consumed and only if fully ripe, branches, leaves and stems can be toxic to birds.
Botanical Name: Sambucus nigraCommon Names: Black-berried European Elder, Boor Tree, European Elder, German ElderUSDA Organic