By Marley Wells
The birds are chirping, the trees are blossoming, the sun is shining longer and longer– today is finally the first day of spring! Throughout the fall and winter months, with the cloudy and cold outside, I feel so dreary. So, as soon as spring rolls around, I welcome the sunshine. “Where flowers bloom so does hope”... well, so do ALLERGIES!
Allergy season can be intense across many parts of the United States. Here in our hometown of New Albany, Indiana, it seems like almost everyone you come across is puffy-eyed and sneezing. It’s no wonder that the Ohio River Valley is one of the worst regions for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. As such, we at The Elderberry Co have really prioritized providing products that offer not just immune support, but utilize ingredients that are well known to aide in allergy relief– it hits close to home for us!
So, how can you use the power of elderberry to help ease your allergies this spring season? Elderberries are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and high anthocyanin content. Anti-inflammatory foods are a great food for generally supporting good health and boosting the immune system, while anthocyanins in specific are anti-allergenic, reducing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (runny nose).
Which of our products would we most recommend to help you breathe easy this Spring? Among our product line, you really can’t go wrong with most anything. However, there are three stars that really shine for offering allergy relief– our Dried Elderberries, Elderberry Syrup, and Lemon Ginger Wellness Tea. All three harness the benefits of elderberries to let you live up your spring, stuffiness-free!
If you want a convenient, ready-to-take remedy with the added benefits of raw honey and ginger, then our Elderberry Syrup is the route for you. Similarly, our Lemon Ginger Wellness Tea offers the benefits of ginger and a warm, smooth sip to soothe your symptoms. Lastly, our Dried Elderberries can be used to make an elderberry tea, custom elderberry syrup using your own local honey, or even in smoothies.
Don’t take our word for it? Just check out some of the reviews left by these satisfied allergy-sufferers:
“I’ve suffered from night time congestion/allergies for years. Ugh. It’s horrible. I can’t take decongestants because they cause me heart issues, so I’ve used Himalayan salt lamps, humidifiers with different essential oils, Vicks Vapo Rub, Zyrtec. All these things helped reduce the congestion caused by allergies, but I was still suffering from it. The night of the first day I used this elderberry syrup, I had ZERO congestion. I don’t take elderberry syrup for congestion/allergies, I take it for immune support, which to me means colds, etc. So I didn’t see the connection. I haven’t had one night of congestion/allergies since starting this Elderberry Syrup. I guess it’s been a week since I started. Thank you so much for making a quality product. I can finally sleep an entire night without waking up feeling like someone is holding their hand over my nose! I am so grateful.” - Sondra V.
“I've been using your syrup for about two years. I developed seasonal allergies and saw your shop on Facebook. I've been basically symptom-free ever since. Plus, I love that it boosts my immune system from all the stuff going around for the last few years. Thank you for such a wonderful product. I'm a loyal customer for life.” - Candace C.
Spring ahead of your allergies this season and be sure to stock up on The Elderberry Co. products for your much-needed relief.