The berries of the elder shrub provide amazing support to the immune system, and are famous for preventing and shortening the duration of colds and flu. The H1N1 scare of 2009 provided an opportunity to test elderberries against the virus, and the results were astounding! Elder berries are full of flavonoids (compounds responsible for disrupting a virus' ability to replicate), making the effective in destroying the virus, and have subsequently been found to be effective against many other flu viruses and upper respiratory infections.
In this video, herbalist Susun Weed lovingly teaches about the benefits of elder berries and flowers, as well as a bit of history and folklore associated with this magical plant.
Elder berry is a must have during the cold and flu season, but also provides strength to the immune system year round.
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