Medicinal Herbs

Elderberry Meta-Analysis

Elderberry syrup has become a household staple during the cold and flu season, but research identifying its effects remains sparse. To address this gap in knowledge, the FIW Research team conducted an elderberry meta-analysis. This analysis evaluated the effects of black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) on the severity and duration of upper respiratory symptoms. This analysis included 180 participants and also evaluated how factors such as flu vaccination status and the underlying cause of upper respiratory symptoms may impact the supplement's efficacy. The Study "Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) supplementation effectively treats upper respiratory symptoms: A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled clinical trials." Methodology Because [...]

2019-01-22T10:09:42-05:00January 22nd, 2019|

The Proper Way to Make Elderberry Syrup

Black elderberries have a rich history in herbal medicine and elderberry syrup is a must-have in any natural cold and flu medicine chest. Elderberry syrup gained significant attention in the natural health community shortly after the H1N1 flu outbreak when a study was released demonstrating its ability to effectively inhibit this widespread strain of the flu (Roschek,, 2009). It is now available at just about any corner drugstore–though it can easily be made at home.  Research conducted by the FIW Research Team has found that the herb has a powerful effect on cold and flu symptoms. It works by inhibiting viral [...]

2019-01-22T09:26:48-05:00November 28th, 2017|

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