What your naturopath wants you to know about Elderberry

This week, our naturopath Cristina writes you about elderberry.

Traditional use

Very popular in Europe, in the 17th century, the English consumed it in the form of wine, jelly, infusion, vinegar, syrup etc...The story written about this mythical tree is very rich and is part of many superstitions and beliefs. Put in the American pharmacopoeia from 1820 to 1890, elderberry flowers and berries continue to make their

proof today. The local company Suro has been offering us since 2004 a quality excellent elderberry. It is certified organic by Ecocert Canada, which ensures that the consumers of a quality product.

Searches and properties

Elderberry is one of the most effective plants for the prevention and treatment of colds, certain viruses and bacteria. The study published by " BMC, complementary & alternative Medecine" demonstrates that liquid elderberry extract is effective against bacterial pathogenic infections with human clinical relevance in the context of lung infections and influenza A and B viruses. In addition, a study displayinger on "PubMed; PMID 17201636" compares European and American berries for their inhibitory potential on a strain of cancer cells. It is its small berries with a higher antioxidant value that will be immunostimulant and therefore increase resistance to infections. Instead, the flowers contain virtues that will encourage sweating by opening the skin pores in order to lower fever. Its healing, anti-inflammatory and mucostatic/mucolytic properties fhave of it an important plant to have on hand especially when there are he presence of young children.

The Quebec company Suro is doing an excellent job of offering a variety of products based on this star ingredient to facilitate appropriate consumption for all ages. Ask your trusted doctor, pharmacist and licensed naturopathic doctor how to introduce elderberry to your home pharmacy.

If you want more information, you can contact her directly via her email.

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