Elderberry & Blood Sugar Modulation
It’s kinda funny, in the last few years I’ve seen countless warnings on Elder products to be cautious if one suffers from hypoglycemia because Elderflower has been shown to significantly lower blood sugar. I always thought this was strange, and rather counter-intuitive to my understanding of the plant as an overall modulator and nourisher.
Well guess what, it doesn’t just lower blood sugar, it’s capable of modulating it. I have treated about four different cases of hypoglycemia recently with Elderberry Elixir (with flower and berry) very successfully at least on a symptomatic level. Deeper underlying imbalances (like insulin resistance, food allergies and mineral deficiencies) must be addressed in order to really heal chronic hypoglycemia episodes, but Elderberry makes for an effective measure in the meantime. I have also had some results from treating elevated blood sugar with the same preparation. I expect to have more success in the future, but have had limited clinical opportunities thus far.
It works especially nicely if you give a dose (1/3 dropperful) as a preventative or just as they get to the clammy/dizzy/nauseous stage rather than waiting for the passing out or puking phase.
If you try it, lemme know about the results if you get a minute. Hell, if you try any of the suggestions or recipes in my blog, I’d welcome a response either through the comments or in an email.