-High Levels of Antioxidant Bioflavanoids
Elderberry contains high levels of antioxidant bioflavanoids and very high amounts of the polyphenol anthocyanin, which give them their dark color.
Ability allows the berries to survive periods of intense UV light radiation from the sun. These antioxidants are passed on to those who consume the berry.
-Diminish Swelling in Mucous Membranes
Chemicals in both the flowers and berries may help diminish swelling in mucous membranes like sinuses and help relieve nasal congestion.