Elderberry & Echinacea Syrup 8 OZ
With this upcoming cold/ flu season and the current Covid - 19 pandemic, it is vital that you and your family have this syrup on hand. Made with all organic ingredients, this syrup is the immunity booster needed to fight off cold and flu. We created a blend of elderberry, echinacea, ginger, cinnamon sticks, raw honey and spring water to a very tasty syrup that is also kid approved. Best if used in 60 days.
Benefits of or syrup:
Like other berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), elderberries are rich in compounds that support immune health.
-- Vitamin C, which helps several important cells in the immune system (such as T cells) perform their jobs.
-- Vitamin A, which helps regulate immune responses.
-- Powerful plant chemicals (phytochemicals) called flavonoids that appear to help health in many ways. For example, flavonoids may help fight inflammation and cancer.
Vitamins and phytochemicals are also powerful antioxidants -- compounds that fight free radicals (molecules that damage cells).
"That means that they can support the immune system in the removal of harmful reactive oxygen species," Holland says.
One of the health benefits of elderberry syrup may be an ability to fight harmful viruses (such as a cold or flu virus).
"Elderberry is thought to have neuraminidase inhibiting activity. What this means is that it will block the viral neuraminidase -- (an enzyme) which allows the virus to be released from an infected cell after replicating -- of influenza viruses specifically," Holland says. "Essentially, if elderberry does contain this property, it may prevent viral reproduction by blocking the release from an already infected cell."
How might that help?
Elderberry might shorten the severity and duration of symptoms. For example:
-- "Studies have looked at people on an airplane exposed to a cold virus, and those who used elderberry had less severe and shorter duration of symptoms," Getzelman says.