Elder flowers(Sambucus spp.)
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The article evaluates the Sambucus Flu Care bio-certified black elderberry extracts from Naturesway.
Elderberry is a famous flu remedy from traditional medicine, its recorded medical uses going back at least to the time of the Romans. Unfortunately it has been pigeonholed by modern herbalists as a diaphoretic or diuretic, overlooking its broader potential as an immune-enhancer or "blood cleanser." See the accompanying article on "bad blood" for a discussion of this term. A recent clinical trial In Israel showed that a preparation not only ended cases of the flu within three days, but increased antibody production.
Elderberry has been one of the most utilized botanical herbs ever since prehistoric times. In Italy and Switzerland, there is evidence of this from its cultivation thousands of years ago. Its initial worth seemed to be of myth and magic derived from spirits living within its branches. One folklore story tells that it is perfectly safe to stand under an elder tree during storms since lightning never strikes an elder tree.
Provides information on the European elder or Sambucus nigra, a tall tree-like shrub used in traditional medicine. Active constituents of elderberries, the fruit of Sambucus nigra, responsible f...