Elderberries, Sambucus nigra
Elderberries are a medicinal plant widely used to treat colds and flu. This herb has flavonoids, tannins, glycosides, essential oils, vitamin C and muscic acids. As it contains these compounds, elderberries have a lot of properties like expectorant, stimulating circulation, stimulating sweat production, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, diuretic and laxative.
- Origin Plant Based
- Source Itself
- Type Bioactive Compounds
The immune system is made up of cells, tissues and organs that act in the organism's defense against the harmful effects of external microorganisms. The supplements indicated for immunity act as strengthening agents of this system, increasing the antibodies production and, consequently, its defense activity.
The immune response is measured by how fast and how effective the immune system can neutralize any kind of sickness, being viruses, bacteria or other pathogens.
- Age Range Adults (20-59)
- Toxicity Toxic in high doses
- Side effects Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Dizziness, Numbness, Lethargy
- Warnings Pregnancy
Why be Careful
Elderberry bark, fruit and seeds contain small amounts of substances known as lectins, which can cause stomach problems.