Elderberries are perfect for wild collection; they grow in abundance and can be harvested every year without harming the plant. Pukka’s wild elderberries come from southern Hungary, where there is still a thriving industry of wild herb collection. The collectors, who are predominantly of Roma origin, have formed a small cooperative made up of about 30 people. Every year they harvest the fresh berries from a patchwork of different sized areas of organically certified land. The fresh berries are immediately taken to Pukka’s local partner for drying and export.
What are elderberries used for?
Bursting with brightly coloured pigments that act as natural antioxidants, elderberries are a natural source of vitamin C. Well-known for supporting our immune function, vitamin C plays an important role in allowing our immune system to communicate and co-ordinate a response.
Sipping on herbal tea is a fantastic way of incorporating elderberries into your day-to-day lives. Pukka Herbs’ Organic Elderberry and Echinacea tea is packed with antioxidants to reduce stress and fight infections.
If you want the power of elderberries, whilst benefitting from other natural immune-supporting ingredients like thyme and manuka honey, Pukka Elderberry Syrup is a delicious remedy that can be taken by the spoonful.
Our Nutritional Therapists are on hand to offer health advice – you can pop in store Monday to Saturday, call us on 01737 223499 or contact us for a FREE Winter Wellness Check-in here.
The article has been adapted from Pukka Herbs, you can read the original full feature here.