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Scientists Prove Elderberry Fights Flu, Prevents Colds And Boosts Immunity

Scientists Prove Elderberry Fights Flu, Prevents Colds And Boosts Immunity

Today, the number of people with colds and flu is as high as one million worldwide. Every year, because of the mutations of the influenza virus, it sometimes becomes quite difficult to treat this disease.

Nevertheless, recent studies indicate that influenza can be successfully treated with the help of a powerful natural ingredient, elderberry. Incredible, no?

Elderberry has long been used for its medicinal properties as a natural remedy for colds, flu, pain, allergies, fatigue, constipation and inflammation. However, the healing power goes back to Hippocrates, father of medicine, for whom this plant was part of the medicine chest because of the many health problems it seemed to heal. It is a natural remedy that dates back a long time and is among the best antiviral herbs on the planet.

Why do you have to eat elderberries more often?

Balance the blood sugar
The flowers and elderberries have the power to balance glucose levels and control diabetes. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, the extract from these berries improves glucose transport without any insulin addition, which is beneficial for maintaining regulated glucose levels and avoiding diabetes.

Relieve allergies
We all know that allergies involve an overreaction of the immune system and possibly an inflammation. Elderberry's ability to boost the immune system and calm inflammation can help relieve allergies.

Some herbalists have added black elderberry as one of the most effective herbs for treating hay fever symptoms. It can be used alone or in combination with other herbs to fight against allergies.

Improve skin health
Because of the richness of elderberry antioxidants, bioflavonoids and vitamin A, these are considered a major asset for the health of the skin. In fact, according to one study, elderberry nourishes the skin deeply and promotes its elasticity.

Prevent cancer
Elderberry extract is rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins that have strong therapeutic, anticarcinogenic and pharmacological characteristics. Studies specifically indicate that elderberry has some chemopreventive properties. Chemo prevention inhibits, delays or reverses the formation of cancer.

Treat constipation
Elderberry berries are a natural laxative, which makes them very beneficial for regulating bowel movements by treating constipation.

Have diuretic characteristics
To end the bloating and water retention, it is always wise to opt for elderberry extract because according to a study, it has diuretic properties.

Relieve colds and flu
According to a study, when you regularly eat elderberry berries, you greatly increase your immunity and fight infections. Elderberry supplementation can help you minimize flu symptoms for up to 4 days and help you recover faster.

Treat sinus infections
A study, conducted by the Department of Internal Medicine of the Institute of Complementary Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich, showed that elderberries have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, allowing them to effectively treat bacterial sinusitis when combined with antibiotics and decongestants.

How to prepare a remedy for elderberry?

You will need:
  • 2 cups of dried elderberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of honey
  • 3 ½ cups of water


Boil the water, add the elderberry, ginger and cinnamon and cook until the liquid reduces by half. Then put off the heat, crush the contents and filter the extract into a bowl. Add the honey and mix well and keep the contents in a glass jar.

In prevention, you can take 1 tablespoon of this mixture a day. But as treatment, it is advisable to take the same amount but 3 times a day until the disappearance of symptoms.

Warnings :

Elderberry should be eaten in moderation because over-consumption can cause digestive problems or change the odor of perspiration.

This remedy is not recommended for diabetics, pregnant women and weak people who suffer from blood diseases due to the presence of ginger.
Elderberry Fights Flu