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Elderberry, Black (Organic)


Black Elderberry (Organic)

Sambucus nigra

A gentle, good tasting and effective berry which has been well known *for reducing upper respiratory symptoms associated with colds and flu, such as fever, headache, muscle ache, mucus production, and nasal congestion. It is used also as an immune system support. Modern research is confirming elderberry's anti-viral properties: it can both inhibit the ability of a virus to replicate, and prevent the virus from attaching to and entering host cells.


Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections, J. Int. Med. Res., 2004 March-Apr.; 32(2): 132-40.

Zichria Zakay-Rones, Noemi Varsano, Moshe Zlotnik, Orly Manor, Liora Regev, Miriam Schlesinger, Madeleine Mumcuoglu, 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, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Winter 1995, 1(4): 361-369. doi:10.1089/acm.1995.1.361.

King H.F., Pilot clinical study on a proprietary elderberry extract: efficacy in addressing influenza symptoms, Online Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, 2009; 5: 32-43.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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