20 oz. jar
Ingredients: Pure honey, Elderberry Juice Concentrate, Cinnamon, Ginger
Suggested Use: 1-3 tablespoons per day
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp
Servings Per Container: 29
Calories: 60 Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g
Total Carb: 17g 6%
Elderberry is a mainstay in many an herbalist’s apothecary as the go-to herb at the very initial signs of cold or flu. Taken at onset, elderberry can reduce the duration of cold and flu because it helps stimulate the immune system and resist infection. As an antiviral, it interferes with virus replication and strengthens cell walls to inhibit viral penetration (Hoffmann, 2013). Researchers have concluded that the flavonoids in elderberry inhibit H1N1 flu virus activities, with elderberry extract comparing favorably to Tamiflu and Amantadine (Roschek, et al., 2009). Scientific research also shows that elderberry reduces the duration of illness by less than half (Zakay-Rones, 1995). Elderberry also relieves coughs and congestion associated with lower respiratory viral infections, promoting expectoration of mucus associated with bronchial infections.
Hoffmann, David. (2003) Medical herbalism. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press.
Roschek B Jr, Fink RC, McMichael MD, Li D, Alberte RS. (2009). Elderberry flavonoids bind to and prevent H1N1 infection in vitro. Phytochemistry. Jul;70(10):1255-61
Zakay-Rones, Z, et al. (1995). Inhibition of several strains of influenza virus in vitro and reduction of symptoms by an elderberry extract (Sambucus nigra L.) during an outbreak of influenza B Panama, Altern Complement Med, 1(4):361-9, 1995.