BREAKING GOOD NEWS: These four herbal extracts reduce viral load and block SARS-CoV-2, influenza, adenovirus
(Natural News) A new study investigates the antiviral activity of four plant extracts. Among the plants studied are: green tea (Camellia sinensis), pomegranate juice (Punica granatum), black choke berry juice (Aronia melanocarpa), and elderberry syrup (Sambucus nigra). These medicinal plant extracts were effective in vitro for stopping viral attachment, reducing viral load, and stopping the... (Source:
Source: - September 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BONNIE ESTRIDGE: Don't call Monika my carer... she's my friend and personal shopper!
BONNIE ESTRIDGE: I bought a bottle of elderflower cordial while I was pottering around the shops the other day with my new friend Monika. I say she's my friend. In fact, she's my carer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Elderberry Good For
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Source: - February 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Researchers investigate black elderberry as possible treatment for Covid
CORONAVIRUS vaccinations are one way out of the pandemic. Now researchers are exploring Covid treatments. The researchers at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust wonder if black elderberry could reduce the severity and duration of Covid symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Tasting Liquid Tinctures or Capsules Support Immune System Health
Offers high doses of vitamin C paired with vitamins D3 and vitamin K2 to supercharge the body’s natural defenses Echinacea and elderberry is been used to support body as it fights the common cold, influenza and other viral infections Tincture are available at 500 bottles or moreThis story is related to the following:Tinctures | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - August 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Clear the way for the Covid vaccine - No nutrition, no supplements, no natural remedies allowed
(Natural News) The media is at war with the natural health world right now. The Lancet is at total war with the world on hydroxychloroquine. Social media is at war now, crushing posts, videos and discussions about anything that works against Covid, prevents it or beats it, including chlorine dioxide, vitamin D, elderberry, chaga mushrooms,... (Source:
Source: - July 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beat the Common Cold
Researchers in Canada and China are testing a powerful immune booster that provides broad-spectrum protection against the common cold and a number of viruses including SARS, Ebola and H1N1. They’re currently running clinical trials to prove its effectiveness against coronavirus. I’m talking about quercetin – a powerful antioxidant that is already available as a supplement. Previous research shows that quercetin’s antiviral capacity works in three ways. Quercetin can: Stop the virus from infecting cells Reduce the reproduction of cells that are already infected And reduce infected cells resistance t...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Deep learning helps CT better quantify COVID-19
Conclusions […..............We demonstrate the anti-IAV activity of WEPO [Portulaca] and strongly recommend the use of WEPO, as an herbal regimen, to prevent and treat H1N1 infection at an early stage]   Advice to my patients:   If you wish you can use portulaca [as mother tincture in wintertime as it grows only as avegetable during the summer months]   Take 30-40 drops if you have/ had a flu, on top of everything else you are doing. [children: 1 year 1/4 dose,3 years 1/3 dose.7 years 1/2 dose,13 years 3/4 dose, between these ages interpolate, anyhow Portulaca is not toxic] Don't take in pregnancy wit...
Source: Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elderberry Cold Supplements Are Everywhere. But Do They Actually Work?
Here’s what experts think about the natural cold and flu remedy, which allegedly boosts your immune system. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Modern-Day Foragers Want You to Eat Weeds for Dinner
Illustration by Natalya Balnova for TIME Thistles, a kind of flowering plant often covered in angry-looking prickles, are probably not an ingredient in any of your go-to recipes. But Katrina Blair wants you to try eating them anyway. “I love to take the root, fresh or dry, and blend them into a chai,” she says. She also recommends combining the greens with lemons, apples and water for a refreshing lemonade — just be sure to strain out the spikes, she warns. Blair, 50, is the founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, a Durango, Colorado-based nonprofit that advocates for, among other things, foraging and eating weed...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

No, elderberry syrup will not prevent the flu
Elderberry products are all the rage for natural wellness types online. But drinking homemade elderberry tinctures won't prevent colds or the flu. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

A natural cure for influenza: Study proves elderberries are an effective antiviral
(Natural News) Elderberry — also known as Sambucus nigra — is a small, antioxidant-rich fruit commonly found in Europe and North America. This fruit has been used in folk medicine to treat many ailments. In a study published in the Journal of Functional Foods, researchers reported that the elderberry fruit can help fight the influenza virus. Conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney,... (Source:
Source: - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elderberry juice scientifically confirmed to function as a natural remedy for the flu: Study
(Natural News) Influenza – commonly known as the flu – is incredibly common, affecting between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population, and resulting in around 31.4 million outpatient visits and over 200,000 hospitalizations each year. Flu is a respiratory illness which can vary in severity from being fairly mild to causing secondary complications... (Source:
Source: - October 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regular air traveler? Elderberries may help deal with the sniffles
(Natural News) If you’re a regular air traveler, try consuming elderberries (Sambucus nigra) first before traveling. A study published in the journal Nutrients suggested that elderberries are a great natural medicine for the common cold. The study found that elderberry extracts can help reduce the duration and symptoms of the common cold in air travelers.... (Source:
Source: - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make your own elderberry extract at home for these 3 common illnesses
(Natural News) Elderberries are the tiny, dark purple fruits of the elderberry shrub. They are some of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world, and their extracts are known to cure various ailments. Elderberries contain high amounts of antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins. These powerful antioxidants protect the cells from harmful molecules called free radicals.... (Source:
Source: - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 17, 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