Flora Dr. Dunner Sambu Wild Grown Elderberry - 40 Tablets
Flora Dr. Dunner Sambu Wild Grown Elderberry is traditionally used to activate the function of the organism and has a deslagging effect on the body. An elderberry cure once a year is recommended for increasing your well-being. Black elderberry flowers were traditionally used in the treatment of catarrh (mucous of the respiratory and digestive tracts) and to induce sweating in feverish chills. It is recommended that large amounts of the infusion are drunk as hot as possible to help 'sweat out' a fever. Traditionally, the blossom tea was also used as a gargle for sore throats and irritated mucous membranes of the mouth and throat. Elderberry flowers are also used as a flavouring agent, especially in laxatives. Elderberry flowers and berries are also beneficial in cleansing mucous from the tissues, stimulating peristaltic action in the colon and purifying the blood, kidneys, liver and skin.
Black elderberries were traditionally used as a laxative, diuretic, cleansing tonic and treatment for catarrh. Traditionally, elderberry juice has also been used to treat colds, coughs and upper respiratory infections. Recent clinical studies proved that elderberry was effective in combating the common flu virus. Sambucol, an extract from black elderberries, was shown to be effective in vitro against 10 strains of influenza virus.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study, Sambucol reduced the duration of flu symptoms to 3-4 days. The study was done during a flu outbreak in Panama and it found that there were significant improvement of the symptoms, including fever, in 93.3% of the cases within 2 days, whereas in the control group only 91.7% of the patients showed an improvement within 6 days. A complete cure was achieved within 2 to 3 days in nearly 90% of the elderberry-treated group but only within 6 days in the placebo group. The researchers concluded that considering the efficacy of the extract in vitro on all strains of influenza virus tested, the clinical results, its low cost, and absence of side-effects, elderberry could offer a possibility for safe treatment for influenza A and B. It was also concluded that elderberry extracts activate the immune system in many ways that may be beneficial for AIDS patients and others at risk of developing infections. The lectins and anthocyanins present in elderberry help protect cells from free radical damage, slow down the aging process, and strengthen the immune system. This gives the body the opportunity of fulfilling its normal activities of digestion, detoxification and regeneration. In folk medicine, freshly pressed elderberry juice is also used specifically against sciatica and neuralgia.
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In 1965, Flora began its North American operations in Burnaby, British Columbia, and is currently owned by natural health visionary Thomas Greither. Originally, Thomas ran a natural foods store in Burlington, Vermont, and it was his dream to produce and provide consumers with the finest health products available.