Elderflower liquor cocktails are the next big thing for wine lovers after blue curacs.
The popular elderflower liquor is brewed with the medicinal herb blue curaca, a combination of ginger, orange and rosemary.
“Blue curacACA, also known as elderflower, is a powerful herb that is used to treat a number of illnesses including headaches, rheumatism, and constipation,” said an Elderflower Liqueur FAQ on the website of the American Wine Institute.
“It has been used to relieve pain, cough, and sore throats, as well as to combat inflammation and infections.”
“The active ingredient in elderflower is curcumin, a plant native to the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Curcumin has been shown to improve mental clarity, memory, and memory-related cognitive function, reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance mood.””
Elderflower lixabones, which also contain curcuma longa, are a variety of liqueurs that have been popularized in Spain since the mid-20th century,” the FAQ added.
“Lixabon is a variety made from blue curcACA that is a slightly different variation of elderflower.”
In a survey conducted by The Wine Institute, 63 percent of wine drinkers reported using elderflower cocktails on their most recent night.
Blue curaca is also used to make a popular herbal tea called fernet, which is an herbal supplement made from curcum and dried leaves of the plant.
A recent report by the US Department of Agriculture found that elderflower extract is a commonly used supplement in the US for over a decade.
While elderflower has been around since the 1600s, it wasn’t until the 19th century that it began gaining popularity in the American market.
Elderflowers are native to Europe and have been cultivated for centuries.
The first commercial use of elderflowers was in the early 1800s by William Wollheim, who discovered the medicinal benefits of the herb in his 1851 botanical treatise, The Art of Healing the Human Body.
After the botanical discovery, elderflower became the first medicinal herb to be used by the United States in the production of alcohol.
In the US, elderflower has been a popular ingredient in over 100 different alcoholic beverages including iced tea, rum, and sparkling water.
For more information on elderflowing, see the Wikipedia article for blue curaca.
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