Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
This deep purple berry is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to taking winter head on, so much so that human clinical trials have shown it may help to reduce symptom severity and duration of respiratory infections.
Its active constituents’ anthocyanins (sambucin and sambucyanin), flavonoids, antioxidants, B vitamins, vitamin C and minerals, together make it a delightful way to support healthy immunity and give it a boost when needed particularly at the first sign of a common cold or flu.
Action: Antiviral, immunostimulant, antioxidant
Indications: Upper respiratory tract infections including common cold and influenza.
Pregnancy / Breastfeeding safe: Yes
Enjoy in blends:
Black (Berry) Heart here
Bone, K: The Ultimate Herbal Compendium: Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 2007, Pg. 32
Mediherb – Full Monograph Elderberry (Sambuccus nigra)