Elderberry is one of the most effective medicinal plants for preventing and treating upper respiratory infections and fever. It stimulates the immune system. As a medicinal plant, the use of elderberry stretches back into European history, where gypsies reportedly called it “the healingest tree on earth.” Hippocrates listed it among the prominent plants of his “Materia Medica,” and other ancient writers mentioned it for treating many diseases.
Traditionally Used for:
Flu symptoms like fever, headache, sore throat, fatigue, cough, and body aches.
Energetics: Cooling and drying
Properties: Diuretic, diaphoretic, mild laxative, soothes mucous membranes.
WARNING: Never eat or drink any product made from raw elderberry fruit, flowers, or leaves. They have a chemical that produces cyanide. They can cause nausea and vomiting and, at high doses, more serious effects. People who have an allergy to elder pollen might react to elderberry supplements. If you have diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis, talk to your doctor before taking elderberry. They could interact with chemotherapy for cancer, immunosuppressant drugs, diuretics, and laxatives. Not recommended for children or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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