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The Amazing Elderberry

Filed Under: Herbs at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis) has been used as a natural supplement for hundreds of years. Considered one of the most efficient natural products, studies have shown that elderberry supplements can help to improve the immune system.

Elderberry supplements, particularly syrup, have been successfully used to treat and prevent several health problems including influenza, cold sores, common cold, sore throat, infection, and inflammation.

Often called sambucus, elderberry is a small tree native to both the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. Although numerous species of elderberry grow in Europe and North America, only those with blue or black berries are medicinal and both flowers and berries can be used in the making of syrup.

Making elderberry syrup is actually quite simple. The berries are picked when thoroughly ripe from the stalks and stew with a little water in a jar in the oven or pan. After straining, allow half oz. of whole ginger and 18 cloves to each gallon. Boil the ingredients an hour, strain again and bottle. Elderberry syrup is an excellent cure for a cold.

Black elderberry ((Sambucus Nigra) has been used medicinally as an effective treatment for H1N1 flu. Considering the efficacy of the extract, the clinical results, its low cost, and absence of side-effects, this preparation can be considered a great alternative for safe treatment for influenza A and B. A study found that symptoms of influenza A and B virus infections were relieved on average four days earlier for those receiving elderberry extract.

Sambucus elderberry extract activates the healthy immune system by increasing inflammatory cytokine production. As a result, it can be beneficial to the immune system activation and in the inflammatory process in healthy individuals or in patients with various diseases.

 3 Comments, latest by healthnut24

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3 Responses to “The Amazing Elderberry”

  1. Esarah says:

    sambucol is terrific. for years we take it at first sign of flu, recommended.

  2. Blog Specialist says:

    I found this article to be helpful and learned some valuable information. I strongly believe that taking care of your body in natural ways is much more beneficial then taking different pills. A great tool is being able to call a doctor to receive reliable information, but it is also good to do research and find other tools such as vitamins that help your health.

  3. healthnut24 says:

    agree with @Esarah – Sambucol is the stuff! Love it.

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