Have you heard about Elderberries?
Elderly people were using this berries for their numerous medicinal effects.
Ancients were doing wine and syrup to boost immune system, helping to fight inflammation It is an extremely rich berry…..full of amazing phytonutrients such as
caffeic acid: Caffeic acid is thought to have many effects in the body including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It might also affect the immune system in the body. Test tube studies show that it might decrease the growth of cancer cells and viruses. Animal studies show that it might have a mild stimulant effect and reduce fatigue related to exercise….just like coffee does…
chlorogenic acid and ferulic acids are poly phenols which are now proved to be naturally rich in vitamin C and E. They are effective against fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and is improving the overall skin aspect.
and also quercetin:
Quercetin is also a powerful antioxidant.
The fruit also contains anthocyanins, which have been shown to help boost the immune system
Bioflavonoids are also found in elderberries. The benefits of bioflavonoid is showing astringent properties that help tighten the skin and provide additional anti-wrinkle benefits. This unique superfruit is also an excellent source of undecylenic acid, an organic fatty acid that provides broad antimicrobial benefits, but is especially effective against fungal microorganisms.
And now…you understand how important it is to use this ingredient into organic cosmetics…..it is a 2 in 1 botanical ingredient. Good for skin care and excellent preservative.
I am presently working on my new formulation for a tailored organic cosmetic…..with elderberries….we could almost eat it….mmmmm
I will let you know as soon as I am ready….
I am very proud of my photo…I was in that garden in the perfect moment….perfect color…perfect light….please let me know what you think about my pic:)