Cold & Flu Symptoms:
Elderberry has antiviral compounds that have the potency to deactivate viruses and inhibiting their replication. Elderberry syrup acts as an expectorant, clearing our phlegm.
***In a study (Journal of International Medical Research) flu patients who were given elderberry syrup recovered 3-4 days earlier than those who did not receive the elderberry syrup.
The immuno-stimulating and anti-inflammatory properties make elderberry good for allergy symptoms.
Because elderberry has the ability to behave as a diuretic, please consult with your physician prior to taking. This effect in addition to hypertension medications may cause dehydration.
Elderberry may lower blood sugar levels; please consult with your physician prior to taking. If you are on medication for diabetes and take elderberry, there is the potential for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Autoimmune Disease Patients:
If you have an autoimmune condition and are on immunosuppressant medications, please consult with your physician prior to taking elderberry, as it may interfere with your medication.
*Please consult with your PCP prior to beginning any herbal regimen. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease*