How Elderberry Fights Colds and Flu Virus

October 9, 2020

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.

“Elderberries contain Sambucus nigra agglutinins (SNAs), which helps prevent some types of flu from infecting healthy cells.” 

Now that’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 Sambu® Elderberry Concentrate a try.

Elderberry, you say?©

My local health advisor told me, “Elderberry is one of the most effective herbs for preventing and treating upper respiratory infections.”

Within the week the bronchitis was almost gone.

The berries have been found to 
“interrupt the ability of some viruses to replicate” 

AND…”The berries and flowers of elderberry are also packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They can help tame inflammation, lessen stress and help protect the heart….”

reference: webmd.com

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! –All parts of the plant in the fresh state may cause poisoning. So if you’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.

Don’t forget, to add a Merry Heart to the mix. “A merry heart does good like a medicine.” Proverbs 7:22

Between Elderberry and a merry heart, it won’t take long before you can fling that kleenex box…to wherever it is you would like to fling it.

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disclaimer: The content on this post is meant for informational purposes only, and is not intended for use as official health consultation.

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