Why Are Elderberries Good For You?


There are over 400 different viruses that can cause infections, including the common cold, the flu, hepatitis, mononucleosis and HIV. Many antiviral herbs boost the immune system, which allows the body to attack viral pathogens. This can be even better than attacking specific pathogens, which antiviral drugs are designed to do, because pathogens mutate over time and become less susceptible to treatment.


Elderberries, AKA Sambucus are an excellent general immune system booster.

Medical History of Elderberries

The Elderberry Supplement has a long, rich history of use for medicinal benefits by numerous cultures. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek, “father of medicine” was known to use elderberry for many purposes. The berries contain chemical compounds called anthocyanins, which are known to have immunostimulant effects.


Hippocrates discovered elderberry health benefits


What are the Health Benefits of Elderberry Syrup?

  • Travelers using this herb 10 days before travel, until four to five days after arriving overseas, experienced on average a two-day shorter duration of their colds and also a noticeable reduction in cold symptoms.
  • Elderberry has been shown to seriously combat the common cold as well as the flu. It can shorten flu symptoms by an average of four days.
  • It fights infections including, herpes, viral infections and bacterial infections.
  • It’s also been shown to help lower blood sugar and ease allergies.


Plant Extract from Echinacea Officinalis


Herbs That Combine Well With Elderberry


Another herb that compounds well with Elderberries is Echinacea.There is considerable evidence suggesting that phytochemicals in echinacea have the capacity to reduce virus infections and tumors. This powerful herb contains a compound called echinacein that inhibits bacteria and viruses from penetrating healthy cells. There is a wide variety of echinacea health benefits.


Propolis has been known to kill Bacteria, and help treat Allergies.


The best combination, and one recommended by our Wellness Consultants is Sambucus Immune syrup by Nature’s Way, which includes elderberry and echinacea along with zinc, vitamin C and propolis.



Sambucus Immune syrup 4 oz Nature's Way


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Best of Health!
Radhia Gleis


Radhia Gleis, PhD, Med, CCN, is a certified Clinical Nutritionist/Holistic Practitioner, Wellness Director for Martins Compounding & Wellness Pharmacies with three locations in the Austin area. Contact [email protected]