Remedy for cold, flu and chest complaints. 4 fl oz.
In Israeli research published in 1995, people who developed flu were given either a placebo or an elderberry extract. Of those taking the extract, 90% recovered in 2-3 days, while 90% of those taking the placebo took up to 6 days to recover.
TRADITIONAL AND CURRENT USES
Coughs & colds:
Flowering tops are ideal for coughs, colds, and flu. The infusion is relaxing and produces a mild perspiration that helps to reduce fever.
Congestion & allergies:
The flowering tops tone the mucous linings of the nose and throat, increasing their resistance. They are prescribed for chronic congestion, allergies, ear complaints, and candidiasis. Infusions of the flowering tops and other herbs can reduce the severity of hay fever attacks if taken for some months before the onset of the hay fever season.
By encouraging sweating and urine production, elder flowering tops aid removal of waste products and are of value in arthritic conditions.
Rich in vitamin C, elder berries have been taken for rheumatism and erysipelas (a skin malady). They are mildly laxative and also help diarrhea.
- Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
- Earache due to chronic congestion
- Increases sweating