This is the time of year that patients come in with many questions about the cold and flu. Should I get the flu shot? What happens if I get the flu? What do I do for the common cold? Though there are many things you can do to avoid catching these nasty viruses this winter, there is one remedy in particular that I think everyone should know about. Black elderberry has a long history of use in colds, and several studies in humans have shown that black elderberries not only reduces the severity, but also the duration of influenza. As a matter of fact, when the H1N1 flu was going around, the National Institute of Health screened a wide range of natural products to see if they had antiviral activity, and black elderberry ranked very high. Elderberry can be safe and effective for many of the common respiratory complaints people complain of during the cold and flu season. It’s safe for children, and safe for adults as well, making elderberry an essential member of your medicine chest this winter. Note: If you get sick with the flu and have a high fever and/or body aches, seek medical care.
Elderberry for Cold and Flu Season
Black elderberry is often used to combat colds and congestion, but several studies in humans show that black elderberries can reduce the severity of influenza.
Is it okay to take an elderberry lozenge every day?
What liebiatrng knowledge. Give me liberty or give me death.
Elderberry lozenges are certainly safe to take daily if they just contain elderberry.
What’s the minimum amount of elderberry juice per day if you have a cold?
Feel free to use the resource section on my website to find out more about elderberries and what the recommendations are.
Can you share how to prepare fresh elderberries to have on hand for the winter? Thank you!
Be sure to check with your local produce section or farmer’s market to find fresh elderberries, and how to store them for winter.
can you take elderberry with blood pressure meds and anti depressants like clexa?
It’s always best to check with your own physician regarding use of herbs with prescription drugs. You can also check with the resources listed on my website. Good luck!
I am forever indebted to you for this intnimafroo.
I have made your recipe for elderberry cough syrup and use it for myself , loved ones and recommend to patients. Thank you for the knowledge you impart.