The elderberry (black elder is the most widespread) is common across Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. The powerful “blackberry” is the fruit of a deciduous shrub that can grow up to about 6 meters tall.
The European black elderberries are rich dietary sources of plant pigments and phenolic compounds – essentially, powerful phytonutrients.
They contain the flavonols, quercetin-3-glucoside and quercetin-3-rutinoside, and a number of anthocyanins: a group of antioxidant compounds responsible for the attractive red, purple, and violet colours of many fruits, flowers, vegetables, and also elderberries.
The anthocyanins in elderberries have been shown in several studies to enhance the antioxidant status in humans.
Animal and in vitro studies have also shown these anthocyanins decrease premature cell death and lower risks of cardiovascular complications through anti-inflammatory and relaxant effects on coronary arteries.
So obviously, elderberry can pack a serious flu-fighting 1-2 punch.
In fact, a brand new 2011 study out of Germany demonstrated a very POWERFUL dose-response effect of elderberry liquid extract against dangerous bacterial infections and influenza viruses.
So the more elderberry (up to about 15% concentration) the better the effects against 4 known bacteria and dangerous flu viruses.
Now, if you think elderberry is powerful, wait until you see the 7 other immune-boosting, body-protecting, and flu-fighting natural remedies that my friend and holistic nutritionist, Yuri Elkaim has got lined up for you in his new and Flu Fighters report.
Considering that we’re in the thick of flu season and that this “epidemic” seems to be worse than ever, can you really afford not to pay attention to this important information?
Imagine how many sick days you and your family could avoid if the common cold and flu was no longer a concern.