The Power Of Elderberry Lozenges: Learn How It Can Cure Flu Symptoms
Cold and flu season comes every year and every year and hundreds of thousands of people die from influenza around the world
. With the rise in H1N1 illnesses, there's worldwide concern that it could become the next pandemic. While healthy individuals rarely die from the agonizing flu symptoms of headache, muscle ache, respiratory problems and fever, work and school are missed, family and friends must be avoided, and the week spent in bed is miserable. New research demonstrates that flu viruses can be blocked and the duration and intensity of flu symptoms can be cut from six days down to only two with the use of elderberry lozenges.
Once infected, the intensity and duration of flu symptoms can be greatly reduced by staying hydrated, warm and rested, and using elderberry lozenges to boost the immune system and to reduce pain and fever. Scientific research demonstrated that recipients of elderberry lozenges were often headache and fever free within 24 hours, whereas the placebo recipients felt worse than before.
The Proof About Elderberry Lozenges Is In
The current flu virus pandemic has individuals and national leaders looking for H1N1 remedies. While there is no known cure for the common cold, elderberry extract has been proven to be one of the most effective H1N1 remedies. Elderberry lozenges prevent influenza by attaching, or binding, to the influenza virus, rending it incapable of attaching to a host cell, thereby preventing infection. Elderberry lozenges also contain flavonoids, which are antioxidants that stimulate the immune system, as well as anti-inflammatory agents that reduce pain and fever.
The Online Journal of Pharmacology and PharmacoKinetics (Volume 5: 3243, 2009), recently published scientific findings that show elderberry lozenges are able to block the influenza virus and cause significant reductions in flu symptoms when compared to a control group given placebos. The double-blind research study demonstrated the effectiveness of elderberry lozenges when two populations experiencing flu-like symptoms were compared. Both groups started the study with similar flu-like symptoms at the beginning of the study but, within 24 hours, there was a noticeable improvement in the elderberry extract group, whereas the placebo group's symptoms became worse.
Getting Sick Is Not Inevitable
While it is true that children need to be exposed to a variety of germs to stimulate their immune system defenses, it is not necessary that you become infected with the influenza virus after being exposed. There are many preventative measures you can take to minimize your risk of infection. First and foremost is frequent hand washing with soap and water. Hand sanitizers are also effective.
Stay away from people with flu-like symptoms and disinfect your home, car and workplace. Use alcohol wipes on your ears to kill any viruses that you may have contracted through the air or by touching yourself with contaminated fingers. It is always a good idea to keep your hands off of your face altogether during cold and flu season, unless you have just washed them. In the same way, avoid eating raw foods that you have not washed with soap and water. Since viruses can stay alive for hours on a surface, it is imperative that you be aware of what you are touching. Elderberry lozenges can be used to boost your immune system and build a stronger defense against illness, in the same way that elderberry extracts have been used historically to treat and prevent illness.
The History Of Elderberry
Elderberry is a fruit-bearing shrub found in temperate zones around the world and it has been used for food, drink and medicine for countless centuries. In the early 1900's elderberry elixirs were given to school aged children to prevent illness. The polyphenolic and phenolic compounds now known to be found in elderberry fruit are the antioxidants that help to boost the immune system.
Today's scientific technology and research facilities have only proven what has been known for centuries in traditional cultures: elderberry extract is an effective preventative measure against influenza and is one of the safest and most effective H1N1 remedies to reduce flu symptoms and duration.
by: Chris Harmen