Stay Healthy with 5 Essential Herbs

These botanical remedies can fortify your immune system to help you fend off illness when winter hits.

By Emily Main

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Elderberry extract has been shown to sho=rten the duration of cold symptoms.Elderberry Extract
Another botanical that helps you cope with cold and flu symptoms is elder, also known as black elder. The extract of elderberries has been tested repeatedly and found to shorten the duration of symptoms by as much as 4 days, and the extract has been found effective at fighting up to 10 strains of flu virus. Nearly all of the scientific studies conducted on elderberry have used a commercial product called Sambucol, which is available as a liquid supplement from a number of different companies.

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