Garden of Essences sells a rare immune boosting oil:
Certified Organic, Cold Pressed, Unrefined, Elderberry Seed Oil, also known as Sambucus nigra.
This edible oil can be consumed, in order to treat flu, allergies, eczema, general body inflammation, and aching muscles.
Elderberry Seed Oil treats colds and flu, by decreasing the length of the flu virus by almost a week, if taken within 2 days of the onset of symptoms.
It reduces fevers, coughs, nasal and chest congestion, advanced asthma, and hay fever. It does this by stimulating the body’s own immune system, via its rare compounds such as viburnic acid and plant lectins. It is currently known as one of the top antiviral herbs on the planet, and has been used as far back as Ancient Egypt.
Elderberry Oil is effective against the herpes virus, including cold sores.
Dosage: Internal use – 1 teaspoon in the morning (on an empty stomach) and 1 teaspoon in the evening (before bedtime).
Or mix into food, but do not heat it.
Elderberry Seed Oil contains carotenoids, flavonoids, rutin, and is rich in Vitamins C, all of which help fight colds and flu.
Elderberry Oil’s anthocyanins and other flavonoids, found in the purple pigment, are responsible for its high ORAC score, which means that it has an ability to mop up free radicals, which compromise the immune system. Elderberries have almost 5 times as many anthocyanins as Blueberries.
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