Elderberry or Sambucus nigra is a longtime favorite for supporting immune health. Elderberry appears to strengthen the cell membrane against viral penetration and has shown anti viral activity against ten strains of influenza virus and has been shown to shorten flu symptoms by 3 to 4 days.(1) You can check out our blog post and FaceBook live to learn a bit more about elderberry.
1. Hoffman, D. Medical Herbalism: Vermont, Healing Arts Press, pp. 580-581