Planetary Herbals, Elderberry Syrup, 8 fl oz (236.56 ml)
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- (Sambucus Nigra)
- European Classic for Natural Defenses
- Herbal Supplement
- Approved by Michael Tierra L.Ac, O.M.D
In the herbal traditions of Europe, elderberry has been used since antiquity as a wine, a syrup, and a warming winter cordial. The berries are rich in bioflavonoids and anthocyanins, a unique class of constituents known for their beneficial effect on cellular function, and particularly for their role in maintaining the integrity of capillary walls. Planetary Herbals delicious Elderberry Syrup captures these unique compounds, uniting age-old tradition with modern science to support natural defenses.
1 teaspoon 1 to 2 times daily
Honey, grain alcohol (20-30%), and purified water
Store in a cool, dry place
Note: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product. Not for use by children under 2 years of age
Do not use if tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
|Serving Size: 1 Teaspoon (approx. 5 ml)|
|Serving Per Container: 47|
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Total Carbohydrates||4 g||1%*|
|Elderberry Extract||5 ml||†|
|*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
†Daily Value not established.
Elderberry syrup is a great immune system booster, especially after taking steroids and antibiotics. 3-4 Tbsp a day for several days and the body's immune system kicks back in, giving one more energy. It's also great for a cough at the same dosage. It's also great to add to what I call a 'virgin' hot toddy. Mix about a tbsp of honey, the juice from 1/2 fresh lemon, a couple tsps of the syrup and fill a 16 oz glass with hot water. My friends who are professional singers love this mixture which I pre-mix whenever I attend their shows and then just ask for hot water. The benefits to their throats, breathing and voices is amazing. IHerbs prices are very affordable and this particular product is of the same high quality as anything else I've purchased from IHerb. Worth keeping in your arsenal of cold-fighting, immune booster supplements.
I originally bought this for my 6 y.o. daughter, without noticing its high alcohol content (25%). Even though the label says it's approved for children as young as 2, my daughter refused to take it. I ended up using it myself, and it really helped me fight the flu! As for kids, I would stick with Nature's Way Elderberry Syrup or Sambucol.
Posted by Reviewer2982629 on Jul 02, 2014
This is a MUST have in any pantry. Elderberry reduces the duration and severity of winter ills. First time I tried it, along with the lozenges & vitamin C, my cold had gone in 2 days which was previously unheard of. I have recommended this to lots of people, most recently my niece who was visiting from overseas & arrived sick. She was soon well again after using this product and she's still talking about how good it is! I take some every day to keep my immune system strong. Try it & you won't regret it.
Posted by 5325952791593524209 on May 12, 2014
I like this elderberry Syrup. It has a nice flavor and will do the job.
Very bad taste
Posted by Reviewer2919099 on Feb 21, 2014
I cannot say whether this product actually works as claimed because the taste is so bad, I just cannot take it. It tastes like strong cough syrup. I have taken other brands of Elderberry syrup that are much, much better tasting. Into the trash it will go.
Tastes like cough syrup
Posted by 5198685970552149551 on Feb 17, 2014
I would not buy this product again. I can'y say whether it works as it claims or not, but the taste is awful! The alcohol content is way too high for a product like this! Nature's Way, Sambucus, Black Elderberry, Original Syrup is a million times better!!
Potent Extract, only for adults
Posted by Reviewer3207183 on Feb 13, 2014
I found this very good for nipping colds/sore throat in the bud. It's extracted in 30% alcohol and tastes as such, it's got a nice warming feeling when you take it, I've read that the alcohol extracts more of the herb than other mediums. It's not suitable for children, apart from this, it's an excellent product and fantastic value for money