Now that we are at the peak of cold and flu season many people will find themselves taking prescription drugs to combat disease. The problem is that many of these drugs made not to treat the disease, which only mask the symptoms.
Viruses replicate within the body when the body’s immune system is too weak to fight them. The real key to fight viral infections is strengthening the entire immune system. That’s where they enter elderberries.
The elderberry contain organic pigments, tannins, amino acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, sugar, rutin, viburnic acid, vitamin A and B, and a large amount of vitamin C. They are also slightly laxative, a diuretic, and a diaphoretic. Flavonoids, quercetin including, according to studies, these flavonoids are potent antioxidants and protect cells against damage. These strong antioxidant properties have been used in folk medicine for centuries to treat colds, flu, wounds (topical), and even herpes.
In 2001, the National Library of Medicine of the United States published a study indicating that elderberry extracts are “natural remedies with antiviral properties, especially against different strains of influenza virus.” In 2004, NLM published another study that showed that elderberries reduce the duration of flu symptoms. “Symptoms were relieved, on average, four days before and the use of rescue medication was significantly lower in those he received elderberry extract compared with placebo “the University of Maryland Medical Center, wrote” elderberry may have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anticancer properties “and” a study suggested that elderberry could kill the virus H1N1 . “the current flu vaccine can not even say that kill H1N1.
So what makes elderberries effectively? It is actually a bit of a mystery to modern science, but what is know is that there is a special compound of elderberries that the virus coat and prevent them from entering healthy cells. Modern science has yet to find a way, but it is safe to assume that some of the mysteries of nature, are not intended to be discovered.
Therefore, the next time you feel a cold coming on, give your body the tools it needs to fight it. You will not find the answer in a pharmacy, but can be found in a good elixir elderberry.