ELDERBERRY TINCTURE BENEFITS
The use of elderberry as a medicinal plant can be traced all the way back to the Stone Age, with evidence showing elderberries have long been used for their various therapeutic benefits in many different geographical locations.
To this day, elderberries are well-known for their antiviral and immune-boosting properties, both in the realms of modern science and traditional folk medicine. Elderberry extracts are now being studied for their benefits when it comes to fighting off cold and flu symptoms and the results are encouraging.
One study examined the effects of elderberry extract on a group of 60 people, all of whom were experiencing early symptoms of the flu. The participants were given elderberry tincture or a placebo over the course of their illness, reporting their symptoms regularly.
The results of the experiment? The individuals who were given elderberry extract reported their flu symptoms retreating an average of 4 days earlier than those who were given a placebo.
Another study, which examined the effects of elderberry extract on long-haul air travelers who were experiencing cold symptoms, found that the duration of symptoms was on average 2 days shorter when an elderberry extract was taken versus those who had been given a placebo.