Saturday, July 20, 2019

Elderberry aka samubucus and its benefits

         Elderberry has been used for centuries to treat and flu.  It was used to treat the flu epidemic in Panama in 1995 with success.  It was also approved by the German Commission E (German FDA) to treat cough, bronchitis, colds and flu.  It has been known for centuries to help boost your immune system but only recently studies have been performed to confirm it. 

          Elderberry syrup comes from the Sambucus Tree, the most common is the European Elder or Black Elder Tree.  It is native to Europe but is grown in many other places and can grow to be 30feet tall. The flowers and leaves  can be used for pain relief, swelling and inflammation.  The berries must be cooked before eaten and is used for juices, jams, pies, wine and of course the syrup we use to knock out cold and flu symptoms, infection, sciatica, dental pain, heart pain, and nerve pain. 

Elderberry is high in:
    Vitamin C- there is anywhere between 6-35mg per 100 grams of fruit.
     Dietary Fiber- 7grams of fiber per 100 grams of fruit
     Phenolic acid- powerful antioxidant that can help reduce damage from stress
     Anthocyanins- what gives the fruit its color and a strong antioxidant with anti-inflammatory benefits

     Keep in mind that these facts have been derived from studies on commercially made products and have no bearing on the potency or efficiency of homemade products.

    Studies have show that Elderberry may have great effects on heart and blood vessel  health as well. It may reduce levels of fat in the blood and decrease cholesterol (along with a healthy, vegetable dense diet)

    sounds like a pretty amazing product don't you agree?   

Friday, March 29, 2019

We are back!

Hello out there,

It has been a while since we have been on here!   I wanted to introduce myself, My name is Tressa, I am the newest member of the Comfrey Corner family. I have been here for a little over a year. I have been making my family's body products and cleaning supplies for the past 5 years, using the simplest ingredients as well as essential oils, keeping my family as toxin free as possible (and saving money in the process). My love for essential oils has brought me to get my certification.  I want to learn why they work.  down to the chemical composition. They are fascinating!  Did you know that one drop of an essential oil can be made up of as little as 10 or as many as 200+ chemical components? Or that 1 drop of peppermint oil is equal to 28 cups of peppermint tea?   it is amazing!  
      As well as being a student, I am a Den mother for both of my children, dance mom, karate mom, Doterra wellness advocate, Certified Aromatouch Wellness Advocate, and expecting a new little one in November.
       So in the next few weeks I'll be spotlighting some of our brands and essential oils themselves along with everything else in the natural health community.  Talk to you soon!