Elderberry is in flower at Interlaken park in Seattle. Elder is the most wonderful natural antiviral and immune stimulant. The research on this plant is quite impressive. Tea of the flowers possesses fantastic and well documented immuno-protective properties. Tea of elder flower tastes good too and is safe for children! Do not use leaves, twigs or berries, however, as these may be toxic. For tea use one teaspoon of elder flower.
Here is a short list of peer reviewed journal articles on the antiviral property of Elderberry. There are many more studies out there on this amazing plant. Enjoy!
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