Want to learn how to make elderberry juice at home for constipation and low immunity? Continue reading and find out.
Recent research places elderberry at the forefront of the most powerful natural immunity boosters in the world. Indeed, elderberries are a formidable alternative to flu vaccines. However, elderberries are also amazing for skin problems, digestive and bowel conditions, and many other health issues. Before we show you how to make elderberry juice, let’s see how to harvest elderberries first.
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Where to Find Elderberries
Elderberries (Sambucus nigra) are found mid-autumn, especially in mountainous areas, in the valleys of rivers and streams, where the sun’s rays penetrate more difficult, and the vegetation cycle of this plant is delayed. Most often we find the elder in the edges of the forest, and forest roads, in the forest cuts where the trees have not yet regenerated, and where the small shrubs grow luxuriantly.
How to Harvest Elderberries
Harvesting elderberries is done in the mid-autumn season when they are ripe, namely sweet and sour in taste. Cut the bunches of berries from the branches. Juice the berries three to four hours after picking maximum, or keep them in the fridge for a maximum of 24-48 hours before processing. Fresh elderberries are used to make elderberry juice, tincture, and syrup while dried elderberries are used to make elderberry powder.
How to Make Elderberry Juice
To juice the elderberries separate the berries from the bunches, wash them well, and rinse with water. Blend the elderberries into a paste. If you don’t have a blender, you can use a fork to mash the elderberries. Strain the obtained paste through a double cheesecloth into a glass jar. Ideally, squeeze the elderberry paste by hand so as to extract as much juice as possible. Keep the juice in the refrigerator and use it in the next 48 hours.
- Have 3-4 tablespoons of elderberry juice a day, on an empty stomach, to treat constipation, putrefaction colitis, and to strengthen natural immunity.
Especially in the months of October-November, when many skin conditions, such as psoriasis or scleroderma, tend to recur or worsen, the elderberry juice cure is most welcome. Have 1-2 teaspoons of elderberry juice or 3-4 teaspoons of elderberry tincture daily, for at least four weeks.
Elderberry Juice Side Effects
Fresh elderberry preparations, especially elderberry tincture and juice, are not recommended in case of acute and chronic diarrhea, as well as in the case of fermentation colitis. Elderberries are very powerful as a remedy, but like any medicine ingested in too high doses, they can cause unpleasant side effects such as vomiting, heartburn, throat inflammation, and breathing difficulties. The dangerous doses are 200 grams of fresh elderberries or elderberry juice and 300 grams of elderberry tincture per day.
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