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Cold and Flu season is upon us! Make it yourself Elderberry syrup is easy to make and you'll be proud of yourself for having done it! Elderberry is a natural anti-viral herb and this packet includes other yummy herbs, see below for properties of each herb. Makes 8-10 oz jar and comes with downloadable instruction sheet. To see a video on how to make it yourself, YouTube – How To Make Elderberry Syrup.
This first study (link here) shows Elderberry flavonoids bind to the H1N1 virus and block their ability to attach themselves to the host cells. Published Phytochemistry. 2009 Jul;
In this study (link here), 60 people with flu-like symptoms took 15 milliliters (ml) of elderberry syrup four times a day. Their symptoms improved 4 days before the people who took a placebo. J Int Med Res. 2004 Mar-Apr
Supplementation with elderberry was found to substantially reduce upper respiratory symptoms in this study (link here). Complement Ther Med. 2019 Feb
In another study (link here), it was shown elderberry has the ability to not only fight strep and influenza, but may also inhibit it. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011
This last article reminds us that in 400 BCE, Hippocrates referred to the elder tree as his "medicine chest." Other noted classical healers, including Theophrastus, Dioscorides and Galen, regarded the elder as one of nature's greatest healing plants. This plant has been used for over 2,000 years! Mother Earth also known as Gaea (Gaia) makes so many of her own beautiful medications and only in recent times (within the last 100 years) have we stopped looking to her to help us recover.
PROPERTIES OF THE HERBS
Elderberry – Elderberries naturally contain A, B, and C and stimulate the immune system and it’s antiviral. Israeli researchers found that the complex sugars in elderberries support the immune system in fighting cold and flu. They developed several formulas based on these complex sugars that have been clinically shown to help all kinds of cold/flu. Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu, of Hadassah-Hebrew University in Israel found that elderberry disarms the enzyme viruses use to penetrate healthy cells in the lining of the nose and throat for Avian flu – If you have chickens… feed ‘em elderberry!
It can be made as a tea for daily consumption or you can make an elderberry syrup to take every day. Elderberry boosts the natural immune system in your body. It’s not a cure-all as many people think. In order to reap the most benefit from this herb it is best if introduced into the immune system on a daily basis. During an actual illness, it’s best to increase consumption. Same way you normally take it, just change it to three times a day.
Oranges – This is a natural immune booster as well because oranges contain Vitamin C. After you eat the orange, consider drying out the peel and using it in conjunction with elderberry to make the tea or syrup.
Rosehips – Another wonderful addition for the Vitamin C team which will help your natural immune system to fight flu and cold season.
Cinnamon – Not only does it taste fabulous, but it has a practical side too! Cinnamon is filled with antioxidants which protect your body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It is also an anti-inflammatory and helps your body fight infections and repair tissue damage.
Cardamom – The antioxidant compounds in cardamom may help protect cells from damage and slow down and prevent inflammation in your body. Cardamom may improve breathing by stimulating better oxygen uptake and relaxing air passage to the lungs in humans and animals.
Clove – Cloves are low in calories and provide some fiber, manganese, vitamin K and vitamin C. Cloves have been shown to have antimicrobial properties, meaning they can help stop the growth of microorganisms like bacteria.
Ginger – Ginger is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger is so popular most people know it helps in curbing nausea which is why so many people use Ginger Ale while sick.
Wild Cherry Bark - Wild cherry bark is a medicinal herb derived from the black cherry tree that has been used for hundreds of years due to its antiviral, antibacterial, and anticancer properties. Wild cherry bark also contains vasorelaxant, expectorant, and decongestant properties and can significantly help to remove mucus from the lungs and increase lymphatic system function.
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