Elderberry has been a traditional use for immune support and in the treatment of colds and cases of flu or other viral infections that affect the upper respiratory tract. Elderberry for immune support has been proven effective through the years.

Elderberries contain antioxidants, vitamins A and C – all of which are beneficial in supporting immune function. It is thought that the benefits of Elderberries in fighting respiratory viruses come from both the antioxidants it contains, as well as, its immune-modulating and antiviral properties.

Studies of Elderberry in use against viruses have shown that it is able to bond to the spikes on the outside of virus cells that they use to pierce and enter your cells.

This means that it cannot continue to replicate as it cannot enter your cells. The virus also has a harder time adhering to its target cells, which are often red blood cells.

All this combined helps neutralize the virus and reduce infectivity. 

Be careful when eating raw Elderberries that you don’t eat too many. They can cause adverse effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Too much of a good thing can have unpleasant consequences. 

There are no adverse effects known to be associated with taking Elderberries. 

You can see all of this brought together in some of the products available at our shop, including:

They will be able to support you through whatever cold or flu you may have – and contain other beneficial herbs to help along with the Elderberries.

Ruth Griffiths

Ruth has had a lifelong interest in and passion for nature, natural medicine, and the human experience. She began her studies in Health Science, Aromatherapy, Remedial Therapies, including Manual Lymphatic Drainage, in Melbourne over 25 years ago. On completion of these studies, Ruth operated a clinic for 8 years in the Grampians region, specializing in […]

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Lou Chalmer – Autoimmune Disease, Counselling, And Philosophy

Lou is a certified Functional Nutrition Consultant, Heartmath and Immune Function Practitioner and Counsellor in training. Lou’s interest in health and wellbeing was sparked many years ago, but she decided to pursue a career in wine and environmental science. After working on her PhD in Regenerative Agriculture for two years, she decided that she would […]

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Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   Her journey into studying Naturopathy started when she was 18 years old.  Katherine  has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as a naturopath and support them through their […]

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