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What is Elderberry?

Elderberry is a powerful plant that has been used for centuries to treat various ailments. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and has proven antiviral and immune-boosting effects. Elderberry can help reduce the severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms, and may also help with other health issues, such as sinus infections, allergies, bronchitis, hay fever, and sinus headaches.

Elderberries are the fruit of the Sambucus tree, which produces bunches of small blue or black elderberries and clusters of small white or cream elderflowers. The elderflowers can also help with the common flu symptoms as well as bronchitis, hay fever, and sinus headaches. Native Americans and European herbalists have long used elderberries for their wide range of health benefits. Elderberries are rich with vitamins and are naturally high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, B6 and potassium and iron.
According to ethnobotanical research, elderberries are one of the most used medicinal plants used worldwide.

How Does Elderberry Work?

Elderberry works in two ways to fight off the cold and flu. First, it has direct antiviral effects that prevent the virus from entering and replicating in the cells. Second, it stimulates the immune system to produce more cytokines, which are molecules that help regulate the immune response and fight off infections. Because of its immune-modulating and antioxidant properties, elderberry is able to work at the cellular level and provide deep support for overall immune health. By regulating and promoting the production of cytokines (an action that is essential for overall wellness), the immune system can maintain balance during those winter months when our bodies need all the plant power they can get.

Elderberry can help:

  • Fight Colds
  • Aches and pains
  • Coughing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Mucus build up
  • Fever

How to Use Elderberry

Elderberry is available in herbal liquid form at our clinic Unlike similar products that are available in pharmacies and chemists, our herbal extract is made from pure elderberry and does not contain any added sugar, gluten, or other ingredients that may not be suitable for everyone.
To get the most benefits from elderberry, you should take it as soon as you notice the first signs of a cold or flu, such as a sore throat, runny nose, or fatigue. You can take it for up to three days or as directed by your health care professional. Elderberry is generally safe and well-tolerated by most people, but if you have any medical conditions or allergies, you should consult your doctor before using it.

Where to Get Elderberry?

Like most herbal liquids, elderberry herbs are not available for purchase over the counter without a consultation. If you have used elderberry before and are keen to get hold of a good quality one, do not hesitate to email us at or call us on 3172 5035

Looking for a natural way to fight off the cold and flu this season? Try elderberry!

Note:The advice given is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition.