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Cold and Flu Tonic

Be prepared this winter!

Ingredients: Sambucus nigra 1:1 fruit, contains 25% alcohol, glycerol

Dose: 6 – 22 mL / day (diluted in water) taken with food in divided doses over the course of the day.

Cold and Influenza (the flu) are seasonal respiratory viruses that cause symptoms such as:

  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • myalgia (sore muscles)
  • fever
  • fatigue and malaise

Elderberry works as an antiviral and immune stimulating agent to reduce the severity and duration of the common cold and flu.

Human randomised double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials demonstrate that Elderberry works!

We recommend to commence dosing as soon as and as early as possible when symptoms start and continue until symptom resolution (for the common cold and flu viruses).

Note: We don’t recommend Elderberry for preventative use, or for use in individuals with known autoimmune conditions. There is currently no evidence available for the suitability of this herb to treat the current pandemic respiratory virus. Due to symptom overlap between the pandemic virus and the common cold and flu, we recommend to seek testing with your general practitioner to ensure the diagnosis before consuming elderberry. This will generally involve a nasopharyngeal swab with results available often within 24 hours.

Price: $65 for 200 mL

Evidence for Elderberry (sambucus nigra)

Tiralongo E, Wee SS, Lea RA. Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Nutrients. 2016;8(4):182. Published 2016 Mar 24. doi:10.3390/nu8040182
Zakay-Rones Z, Thom E, Wollan T, Wadstein J. Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections. J Int Med Res. 2004;32(2):132–140. doi:10.1177/147323000403200205
Ross SM. Echinacea Formula (Echinaforce® Hotdrink): Effects of a Proprietary Echinacea Formula Compared With Oseltamivir in the Early Treatment of Influenza. Holist Nurs Pract. 2016;30(2):122–125. doi:10.1097/HNP.0000000000000144

To purchase this tonic simply book a FREE express consult at the link above and our naturopath will advise if this is suitable for you.