When it comes to fighting a cold or flu virus, word has it, Elderberry is one of your best allies.
The extract, taken from wild grown Elder Flowers (Sambucus nigra), is known to help the body resist infection.
â€œElderberries contain Sambucus nigra agglutinins (SNAs), which helps prevent some types of flu from infecting healthy cells.â€
Now thatâ€™s interesting information worth knowing.
One winter a member of our family got sick with bronchitis and was unable to shake it. My research seemed to point to the Elderberry so we gave SambuÂ® Elderberry Concentrate a try.
Elderberry, you say?Â©
My local health advisor told me, â€œElderberry is one of the most effective herbs for preventing and treating upper respiratory infections.â€
Within the week the bronchitis was almost gone.
I add one tsp. of elderberry concentrate into my morning smoothie during the fall and winter months.
Elderberry/zinc lozenges are a delcious alternative, one you can take with you on the go.
CAUTION ****** Do NOT use FRESH Elderberry! â€“All parts of the plant in the fresh state may cause poisoning. So if youâ€™ve got an Elderberry bush in your back yard, you best leave the berries for the birds.
Having said that, properly prepared, the Elderberry juice and consentrate carries significant healing power and is a berry worth using. It is also quite delicious. This is one medicine pretty much anyone can swallow. You can find Elderberry juice and concentrate at your local health store and possibly full-service grocery store.
Donâ€™t forget, to add a Merry Heart to the mix. â€œA merry heart does good like a medicine.â€ Proverbs 7:22
disclaimer: The content on this post is meant for informational purposes only, and is not intended for use as official health consultation.