Everyone is sick and or has the flu. With training, I cannot afford to have a single day dedicated to being sick. With my close family all having the flu, I had to quickly take action and boost up my immune system with my favorite daily elderberry tonic.
Benefits of Elderberries
Elderberry is a powerful antioxidant used for years to help fight diseases such as a cold and flu. Elderberry is known for its ability to boost the body’s immune system and is also a rich source of vitamins A and C, which are crucial in helping the body maintain optimal health.
Elderberry may help treat cold and flu symptoms by reducing congestion and possibly making you sweat more. One study suggested that using a standardized elderberry extract, Sambucol, could shorten the duration of flu by about 3 days. It was also said to help treat the Panama flu epidemic in the 90s.
Benefits of Echinacea & Goldenseal
Echinacea used to be called a “blood purifier” and is considered one of the most effective for infections such as strep throat, infected wounds, cold and flu, bronchitis, and much more. Goldenseal is also known as a natural antibiotic, helps ease stomach issues, kill bacteria. It is often combined with echinacea and promoted as strengthening the immune system.
Recommended Elderberries Products
Below are a list of products I am using and or recommended. These are pretty good sources and brands that have been around for awhile.
- Sprouts Elderberry Syrup – Purchase locally at sprouts stores
- Gaia Elderberry Syrup http://amzn.to/2FFRa4m
- Source Naturals – Wellness Herb Resistance http://amzn.to/2EH5DMs
- Quantum Elderberry Liquid Extract http://amzn.to/2D4xYfa
- Gaia Echinacea Goldenseal http://amzn.to/2DcoWku
DIY Elderberry Plus Syrup with Echinacea Goldenseal
Here is my DIY Elderberry Plus Syrup with Echinacea Goldenseal. For my tonic, I use a 5:1 ratio of Elderberry to Echinacea Goldenseal.
- 5 drops per day x 5 days = 25 Drops of Elderberry
- 1 drop per day x 5 days = 5 Drops of Echinacea goldenseal
I consume it when drinking daily a hot cup of tea or a glass of kombucha. Really simple and easy.