The research on elderberry syrup

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Imagine if a doctor, instead of telling you to take two antibiotics or other pills and call them in the morning, instead handed you a bottle of some strange, sweet smelling, dark liquid and said, “take two spoonfuls of this every few hours and call me in the morning.”

If your doctor was the father of medicine, Hippocrates, that is actually what he may have done.

While it isn’t common in the US, it is in Europe.   But in the US, the benefits of elderberry syrup are catching on, with more regular folks and medical professionals both recommending and taking it themselves during cold and flu season!

If you want to read the research yourself, here is just some information about the benefits of elderberry syrup,


Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial


“The berries possess one of the highest antioxidant strength among edible berries. ORAC value of 100 g fresh elderberry is 10775 TE (Trolox equivalents), whereas it is only 5562 TE for blueberries. Just as in blueberries, their antioxidant value too largely comes from polyphenolic flavonoid compounds such as flavonoids isorhamnetin, kaempferol, quercetin, etc. Together, these compounds help scavenge free oxygen radicals from the human body, and thereby, protect it from cancers, aging, degenerative diseases, and infections.”