Elderberry, Echinacea, Olive Leaf - Excellent Herbs For The Whole Family

Elderberry, Echinacea, Olive Leaf - Excellent Herbs For The Whole Family

Bev Dunne

Recently I wrote about my favourite immune formula which I suggested may be helpful for treatment and prevention of colds and flu. We’re also often asked for advice on a formula which the whole family can take. Often a formula taken by adults can’t be taken by children. From all reports children are being hit hard this year with flu, which means it would be a good time to look at an immune formula for children.

Olive Leaf is often a great option, as it can be taken all year round. It’s a great anti-viral, anti-bacterial tonic which can be taken by both adults and children. Plus, it comes in different flavours.

If you start to feel cold and symptoms coming on, I suggest taking a formula containing Olive Leaf, Elderberry and Echinacea. This would be a great formula for children.

There has been a lot of talk recently about Elderberry for treatment of colds and flu. Elderberry is the small dark purple berry from the elder tree. This little berry packs a powerful punch with its high antioxidant properties. I find Elderberry is helpful when in the acute stage of a cold or flu as it may help reduce the severity and relieve the symptoms of colds and flu, including a mild fever. It can also help relieve the symptoms of mild upper respiratory tract infections plus relieve the symptoms of a sore throat.

As I wrote recently Echinacea is a great herb to help our immune system fight colds and flu. It has been used for years as an immune booster. I like an Elderberry formula which also contains Echinacea and Olive Leaf because of the benefits I’ve listed above. This formula is naturally sweetened with a blackcurrant flavour.

We have also recently stocked an Organic Elderberry powder which is made from wild harvested whole ripe elderberries which are freeze dried to maintain the nutrients and freshness. Elderberry powder can be used in a smoothie, juices, yoghurt or simply sprinkled over your morning cereal. A warm elderberry tea with honey and lemon can make a great soothing wellness tonic.

For further information on cold and flu remedies call to see Bev and the team at Go Vita, Your Health Shop at 5 North St, Batemans Bay or phone on 44729737. Don’t forget to tune into Bev on 2EC every Wednesday at 12.30 pm.