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elderberry

Herbal medicine
A flowering shrub, the flowers and berries of which contain cyanogenic glycosides, essential fatty (linoleic, linolenic and palmitic) acids, flavonoids, mucilage, pectins, resin, tannic acid and vitamin C. It is antipyretic, diaphoretic, expectorant, laxative and a mild stimulant; it has been used as an infusion for colds and respiratory tract infections, and topically for skin irritation and conjunctivitis.

elderberry

(el′dĕr-ber″ē)
A flowering shrub (Sambucus nigra) that produces dark blue or black berries that contain antioxidants. Studies suggest an extract derived from the berries may treat symptoms of influenza or help patients in weight loss.

elderberry,

n Latin names:
Sambucus nigra, Sambucus canadensis; parts used: buds, fruit; uses: common cold, toothaches, headaches, diaphoresis, hay fever, sinus infections, epidermal irritations, lacerations, liver disorders, inflammation; precautions: pregnancy, lactation; bark and leaves are poisonous; can cause nausea, cyanide poisoning. Also called
black elder, boretree, bountry, common elder, ellhorn, European elder, and
sweet elder.

elderberry

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The antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal activity of elderberry is reviewed with different formulations inhibiting influenza A and B through direct binding to the virus, inhibiting the infection and its propagation.
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When the treatment was started within the first 48 hours of the initial appearance of symptoms, the individuals receiving the elderberry treatment experienced a reduction in their flu symptoms an average of four days ahead of those receiving the placebo.
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In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 60 symptomatic influenza patients from four primary care sites in Norway were randomized to receive the proprietary formulation Sambucol (Razei Bar, Jerusalem), which contains 38% elderberry extract plus small amounts of raspberry extract, glucose, citric acid, and honey, or a placebo syrup.
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