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! The dark purple berries were effective in killing the virus.
Elder berries are full of flavonoids (compounds responsible for disrupting a virus' ability to replicate), making them effective in destroying the viruses, and have subsequently been found to be effective against many other flu viruses and upper respiratory infections.
Combined with honey, which has amazing health benefits itself, this dark purple elixir keeps the immune system healthy. During an active infection it can break up congestion, soothe sore throats and reduce the duration of the cold and flu.
Can be taken by the spoonful as a daily tonic, and every 2-4 hours during an active cold or flu infection, decreasing frequency as symptoms improve.
Because this herbal preparation contains honey, it is not advised for use in children under 1 year of age.
Keep in mind that not all herbs and herbal preparations are effective for all persons.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Contraindications may exist. Consult expert medical advice before using during pregnancy. Keep out of the reach of children.*