Elderberry elixir contains extracts of elderberry, echinacea, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and liquorice root which are traditionally believed to help support the immune system and provide symptomatic relief of colds and flu. Elderberries have been studied for their anti-viral properties and immune enhancing effects. They contain lashings of vitamins A, B and C, and are packed full of anti-oxidants which help to protect cells from damage.
- In clinical trials, patients who were given extract of elderberry (4 times a day for 5 days) recovered on average 4 times faster than those who received a placebo
- In 1995, the government of Panama sanctioned the use of elderberry juice to help bring an end to the flu epidemic
- Elderberries are listed in the 2000 Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference Guide as a viable supplement for colds, flu, yeast infections, nasal / chest congestion, and hay fever
- In addition to helping fight off colds and flu, they’ve also been shown to help support heart health, improve eyesight and reduce inflammation in conditions like tonsillitis.
One teaspoon (5 ml) twice daily.
Elderberry elixir can also be drizzled over Greek yogurt, or added to warm lemonade to help soothe sore throats. For an additional boost, add a couple of drops of warming Chilli pepper pick me up.
Please note that as this product contains alcohol it is not suitable for children, or people who are abstaining for personal or religious beliefs. Neither is it suitable for pregnant ladies, nursing mothers, or people with high blood pressure.
If you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness and are concerned about the suitability of this product, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before you purchase. There can be interactions between herbs, food supplements, certain medicines and even some foods. If you are currently taking any prescribed medication for a current health condition, or are unsure if there may be a risk of interaction with anything else you are taking, please check with your GP before taking this herbal remedy.