Elderberry for the Treatment of Cold & Flu

Elderberries are dark purple fruits of the European Elder or Sambucas tree. The tree’s flowers and berries are edible, but the antioxidant-rich fruits are toxic unless cooked. Native to Europe, Elderberry has been used for antiviral and immune-boosting effects in folk medicine for centuries.

Can Elderberry help Cold & Flu?

Elderberry may help the duration of Cold & Flu symptoms by its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.

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written on October 24, 2021 

My effectiveness rating:
It is hard to tell whether or not it is effective.


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At the onset of a virus, I usually take Vitamin C, Elderberry, drink plenty of water and add honey to ginger tea if my throat is raw. By no means does this …

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written on October 4, 2021 

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I found it to be very effective.


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I think it works better than Tamiflu. Elderberry has documented antiviral properties and is safe for children as well. Elderberry works best as a preventive. Take X amount ever day and then …

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written on October 1, 2021 

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I found it to be very effective.


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I’ve always taken elderberry gummies. Have to be careful though. Those gummies are tricky. They are so good. I assume the sugar is counterproductive, but whatever, the taste makes me remember to …

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