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The Truth about Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) | DonnieYance.com

False information can spread like wildfire, particularly during times of fear and uncertainty. Right now, there is misinformation circulating about elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and COVID-19. Elderberry extract is being falsely accused of triggering a cytokine storm or cytokine release syndrome (CRS), an intense inflammatory response that can be deadly. During the SARS epidemic, CRS caused severe lung damage and was a

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Food as Medicine: Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra, Adoxaceae)

Plants commonly known as elder belong to the genus Sambucus and consist of 20-30 species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the Adoxaceae, or moschatel, family.1-3 Sambucus species are native to forested temperate and subtropical climates and grow to an average height of 32 feet (10 m).1,3 Elder shrubs have light brown or gray stippled bark and narrow, dark green pinnately compound leaves with five to

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Elderberry growth was huge in 2019. Here’s why. 2020 Ingredient trends to watch for foods, drinks, and dietary supplements | Nutritional Outlook

Impressively, elderberry is capturing significant mainstream attention. 1 Source: Elderberry growth was huge in 2019. Here’s why. 2020 Ingredient trends to watch for foods, drinks, and dietary supplements | Nutritional Outlook https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/dietary-supplements-market

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The Immune System: Anatomy & Physiology

The immune system serves as the body’s greatest defense mechanism against foreign invaders. But as herbalists, we see it as much more than just a systematic fortress.  Medical herbalist Diana Jones writes, “Immunity represents an ecological interface between inner and outer environments”–a concept that considers immune health holistically, linking it to our relationship with mind, body, spirit and ultimately our

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Natural Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Sore throats are one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor and they tend to affect children the most. A sore throat is usually considered a minor complaint until you have one and every swallow induces pain—pain that may seem unbearable. Unfortunately, the only option is to treat the symptoms and rest until you recover. Fortunately, there are many

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