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While elderberry is best known for knocking out the flu right when it starts if taken at the first sign of illness, and preventing it in the first place when taken just once daily it has also been traditionally used for helping with warts, cholesterol, bronchitis, allergies, acne, constipation, and pain caused by inflammation. Our Elderberry Tincture has a 1:1 herb strength ratio, so 1ml is equivalent to 1000mg of raw herb, which is three times the strength of the average herbal extract. Our elderberry is safe for all ages and contains several healthful immune boosting properties, including antioxidants, tannins, vitamins A, B, and C, and flavonoids, just to name a few. Our cold extraction process, as opposed to a heat extraction process, helps maintain the full spectrum of the plant's constituents in the final product. When used as an extraction method, organic grain alcohol increases absorption without affecting blood sugar levels, and maximizing shelf life.
Elderberry is one of the world's most famous immune boosting herbs. Elderberry (sambucus nigra) is a commonly used health tonic of Native Americans, but it was actually made famous by an Israeli company that manufactured it under the trade name Sambucol. During a flu outbreak at a kibbutze in Israel, those treated with Sambucol recovered within a day or two while those given placebo took the normal six to seven days to get back on their feet. The publicity from this study made Sambucol an instant success. Greenbush alcohol free elderberry extract is higher potency and less expensive dose for dose than Sambucol.
A clinical trial done during a severe flu outbreak in 1992-1993 in Israel showed that black elderberry handled flu symptoms faster than Tamiflu. Another study performed in Oslo, Norway in 2002, also confirmed the amazing efficacy for type A or B flu victims of several different strains. Returns to the state of wellness mostly occurred in two days while a few were well in three days. Tamiflu took 4.5 to 5 days. It took 6 days or more for the flu victims on placebos to recover. There were no side effects from taking elderberry in either study.
We use only the highest quality herbs that are certified organic, holistically wild crafted, and never irradiated or sprayed with pesticides. Our cold extraction process, as opposed to a heat extraction process, helps maintain the full spectrum of the plant's constituents in the final product. Our herbs are tinctured in organic alcohol and fresh mountain water (free from harsh chemicals and fluoride treatments). This combination acts as a medicinal strength and holistically balanced carrier, bringing the needed remedy straight to the blood stream to work fast and effectively. Tinctures are absorbed in the mouth and stomach and bypass the slower intestinal system which may or may not absorb the needed constituents of capsules. We hand make these wonderful herbal preparations in small batches. Tinctures are poured off into dark glass bottles creating a great product with an optimally long shelf life.
- Elderberries, Echinacea, Hibiscus, Rosehips, Cinnamon Bark; steeped in Organic Grain Alcohol
- 2 squeezes directly in mouth (in water for taste) once daily for immunity, 2-4 times daily for recovery. Half dose for children under 5.