Elderberry has been used since ancient times as a poultice (paste applied to the surface of your skin) on wounds to prevent infection. The Penobscot Indian tribes used elderberry on tumors that were cancerous, as they seemed to help. Decades later it was found that the millions of antioxidants in the berries actually did help to slow or prevent the growth of said tumors. To this day it is also used in teas to help fight off infections and strengthen the immune system with its antioxidants and rich vitamin content. Many name brand (such as Sambucol) over the counter medications to help recover from the flu or other illnesses include elderberry as an ingredient, due to the many studies proving its effectiveness in immune support.
We source all or our herbs organically and sustainably. It is of upmost importance to all of us at All Access Herbs to ensure we follow VERY cautious environmental guidelines for sourcing our herbs, as we believe in taking care of our planet. Additionally, we refuse to purchase herbs that have been grown with the use of pesticides , artificial fertilization or genetic modification, as they fail to meet our strict quality standards.
The organic compounds in herbs contain many impressive health benefits, varying widely depending on the species. Some help by boosting psychological health, others by reducing the risk of cancer, regulating bowel movement, fighting inflammation, or simply by their rich content of various antioxidants. These are essential nutrients the body uses to fight various health problems, support cardiovascular health, or fight against bacteria.
Each herb possesses unique ways of helping you to stay healthy and support your body, mind, and spirit. Herbs are used for a variety of purposes. In addition to medicines, herbs are often used for making teas, bathing, body care products, flower essences, supplements, and as fragrances.
Although certain herbs have medical science behind their use, and are even used by medical professionals in treatments. We encourage you to do your research before ingesting any herb. This is especially true if you are taking any medications, as many herbs interact with specific types of medications. Always consult with an herbalist provider or your medical provider to determine an approach towards including herbal supplements in your overall diet.