University forced to retract claim elderberries could treat the flu
The University of Sydney has admitted it 'should have been clearer' that the research had not been done on people and the study wasn't strong enough to claim elderberries could cure flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How elderberries can help you fight the flu
New research shows how the power of elderberries — the fruit of a common European and North American shrub — can help our bodies fight the flu. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Eating elderberries can help minimize influenza symptoms
(University of Sydney) Conducted by Professor Fariba Deghani, Dr. Golnoosh Torabian and Dr. Peter Valtchev as part of the ARC Training Centre for the Australian Food Processing Industry that was established within the university's Faculty of Engineering and IT, the study showed that compounds from elderberries can directly inhibit the virus's entry and replication in human cells, and can help strengthen a person's immune response to the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prepping basics: DIY Elderberry remedies that can help prevent colds or the flu
(Natural News) You can forget about taking a trip to your local pharmacy the next time you come down with a bad case of the flu or the common cold. Why spend money on flu medication when you can create your own DIY herbal remedies in the comfort of your own home? Here are some useful... (Source:
Source: - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elderberries are more effective than vaccines at protecting you against colds and flu
(Natural News) This year, the American winter has seemed especially long and cold. Though spring is just around the corner, we unfortunately haven’t quite made it through the cold and flu season yet. Medical practitioners and pharma propaganda would have you believe that the best way to boost immunity and prevent the flu is to... (Source:
Source: - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traveling by air? Elderberry protects you from travel stress while boosting your immune system response
(Natural News) Planning on traveling by air soon? You may want to consider taking elderberry (Sambucus nigra) supplements before you travel. A study published in the journal Nutrients revealed that supplementation with elderberry extract can help reduce duration and symptoms of the common cold in air travelers. Traveling by air makes you vulnerable to stress and... (Source:
Source: - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural flu remedies and preventatives you need to know
(Natural News) When flu season comes around, there are many treatments you can use to prevent and treat flu infections. Among these treatments are a number of remedies and preventives that can help you combat colds and flu naturally. Why not use these natural flu remedies to protect yourself during flu season? (h/t to Elderberry... (Source:
Source: - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Health benefits of elderberry
Elderberry fruit is a traditional natural remedy for colds and flus. Some research backs up these claims, though more research is needed. In this article, we look at the possible health benefits and risks of medicinal elderberries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Flavonoid-rich elderberry provides immune support via a microbial reaction in the gut microbiota
(Natural News) New research adds to the growing body of evidence highlighting the efficacy of elderberries in improving the immune system. These recent conclusions have enabled companies to offer “new avenues of approach” to their consumers and potential customers. In the past few years, there has been a deluge of proof that links polyphenolic ingredients to... (Source:
Source: - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elderberries are a great natural remedy for the flu
(Natural News) While getting the flu today doesn’t seem that threatening, especially if you can just head to the store for some medicine, if SHTF it can be more difficult to get drugs or immediate medical treatment. However, preppers won’t have that problem because there are various herbal plants that have medicinal properties, such as the... (Source:
Source: - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why People Are Obsessed With the Royals, According to Psychologists
By now, you likely know that Prince William and Kate Middleton had their third child, joining older siblings George and Charlotte. You likely also know that Prince Harry is set to marry American actor Meghan Markle next month. Perhaps you even know that the royal wedding will be held at St. George’s Chapel, and will include a lemon- and elderflower-flavored cake and a teenage cellist. In short: The royals have infiltrated our collective consciousness. The question is, why? “We’re social animals,” says Dr. Frank Farley, a professor and psychologist at Temple University and a former American Psycholog...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime royals Source Type: news

NLM Resources: LactMed for Nurses
LactMed, a free database about drugs and lactation, is produced by the National Library of Medicine. It is available via the website,, or as a mobile app. LactMed provides information on many of the drugs and chemical to which nursing mothers may be exposed, including dietary supplements. The information contained in LactMed includes: Summary statement about use of the drug during lactation; Measurement of levels of the drug in breastmilk; Effects in breastfed infants; Effects on lactation; Alternate drugs to consider. References to research studies are also included with ea...
Source: Dragonfly - March 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Make your own elderberry tincture and cough syrup to fight the flu
(Natural News) Elderberries, the fruit of the flowering plant known as Sambucus, is often called elder or elderflower. The full scientific name of the most common variant, which is the major source of elderberries, is Sambucus nigra. Elderberries have many health benefits, and they can improve respiratory health and boost immunity. Both elderberry tincture and elderberry... (Source:
Source: - February 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There's Something (Shell) Fishy About This Seafood-Inspired Beer
A brewery in southwest England has given one of its beers a real shellfish twist. The Wild Beer Co used 30 live lobsters ― plus cockles, Kombu seaweed, sea salt, sea herbs, star anise and saffron ― to produce its 7 percent brew, called Of The Sea. Initial reaction to the concept was “mixed,” the company’s co-founder Andrew Cooper told HuffPost during a tasting at its brewery near Shepton Mallet in Somerset this month. “But we’d far rather brew something genuinely interesting and one that gets an emotional reaction from people than just another beer,” he added. Inspiration for the dr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

5 Things You Can Do to Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy Through the Holidays
This article originally appeared on the Della Terra Wellness blog. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating ELDERBERRIES can help you avoid catching a cold on long flights
An Australian trial has revealed that elderberry extract can reduce cold and flu symptoms in travelers on long-haul flights. Those who took the extract had better physical health following their flight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elderberry benefits air travelers
Intercontinental air travel can be stressful and affect a passenger's physical and psychological wellbeing. Whilst jet lag and fatigue remain the best known problems, holidaymakers also often experience upper respiratory symptoms. The negative health effects of international air travel are well documented but now it seems that the common elderberry can provide some relief. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Parents using elderberries to treat colds and flu
Elderberry syrup is gaining popularity as an herbal remedy used to treat colds and the flu. As Alison Harmelin reports, some experts are advising caution for parents, as the effects in children are not fully known. (Source: Health News:
Source: Health News: - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can elderberry help treat colds and flu?
This herbal treatment is gaining popularity with parents, but if you don't use it right it can be poisonous (Source: Health News:
Source: Health News: - February 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Ways To Cure Your Cold From Around The World
During cold and flu season, we praise modern medicine for giving us gifts such as cough syrup and ibuprofen. But nature has a lot to offer too; different cultures have been seeking out remedies in their surroundings for thousands of years, with ample time for trial-and-error. In the hopes of easing what ails you, we partnered with Ricola to round up some natural cures you can try in your own home. Check out the time-tested cold and flu fixes below. 1. Tumeric The Cure: Turmeric is a key ingredient in Ayurveda, a system of traditional Hindu medicine that's been used for almost 3,000 years. The root is used to ease a ra...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caution: UK non-diet soft drinks laced with artificial sweeteners!
Some ‘full fat’ versions contain more sweeteners than zero calorie offerings (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - August 6, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: acesulfame K artificial sweeteners aspartame Coca Cola cordial EFSA elderflower europe fanta fructose full fat Germany ginseng glucose–fructose syrup high-fructose corn syrup international International Sugar Organization Source Type: news

'Upmarket' fizzy drinks with more sugar than Coke and Pepsi
Thought they may seem a healthy alternative to Coke, soft drinks like pink lemonade, elderflower spritz and ginger beer are all more sugary than Coca-Cola and Pepsi, researchers warn. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The future of ice cream
Not so long ago, deluxe ice cream meant a Viennetta. Now it could be a scoop that tastes the way that cut grass smells. Tim Lewis charts the artisan reinvention of the world's favourite comfort foodIn the (not especially good) film The Place Beyond the Pines, Ryan Gosling plays a motorbike stunt rider called Handsome Luke who finds out he has fathered a child without knowing it. This is shocking news but Luke is particularly taken aback by a subsequent revelation that the boy, now aged one, has never tasted ice cream. He may not be much of a father, but Luke determines then and there that the kid is going to have himself a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 18, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Tim Lewis Tags: Ice cream and sorbet Food & drink Features The Observer Food science Life and style Source Type: news

Elderberries make flu shots look like ridiculous poison cocktails
With the flu season behind us, it's definitely not time to grow passive and lax toward taking care of our immune system. Now is the perfect time to think about growing, harvesting, and utilizing key anti-flu herbs that protect against virus and bacteria. A real flu... (Source:
Source: - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting The Common Cold: What Really Works?
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Common Cold Dr. Deborah Blazey-Martin Echinacea garlic lactobacillus Probiotics Sick Tufts Medical Center Vitamin C Source Type: news

Want to avoid the flu epidemic? Here's how to stay healthy with elderberry
A versatile herb, black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) has been known throughout the ages as a potent immune booster -- tackling colds and influenza, heart disease and even cancer. Used for centuries as a folk remedy in North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa, modern... (Source:
Source: - January 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news