You may be wondering how to protect yourself and your family from this potent virus. While traditional therapies such as ginger tea and warming soups are certainly beneficial, one remarkable herb, sambucus nigra, also known as black elderberry, has been shown to both prevent and decrease the severity of the flu. Read on to find out more!
Don't Get the Flu in the First Place
Elderberry Can Reduce the Length of a Flu
Elderberry is Tasty!
This makes it an easy herb to use for kids and teens (or even picky adults). Most kids are happy to take a spoonful, or it can be put in a smoothie or even drizzled on pancakes or waffles in the morning.
Elderberry and Safety
Never consume the leaves, bark, roots, or branches of the elderberry tree, and never consume raw berries, as these can be toxic.