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Elderberry Benefits (Sambucus Nigra) – Stop Chest Congestion

By | June 25th, 2013 | Modified - February 28th, 2019
Elderberry Benefits (Sambucus Nigra) - Stop Chest Congestion
Elderberry Benefits (Sambucus Nigra) – Stop Chest Congestion

Elderberries Remove Mucus Buildup In The Body

Elderberry benefits have played an extensive role traditional medicine for thousands of years.

The elderberry or sambucus plant is found all over the world including Africa, North & South America, Europe, and Western Asia.

There are several species groups of elderberries or sambucus. They include the black-berried elder complex, red-berried elder complex, Australian elder group, and dwarf elders.

The black-berried elderbberry complex grows in the warmer parts of the world.  The species include: sambucus australis, sambucus canadensis, sambucus cerulea, sambucus javanica, sambucus nigra, sambucus lanceolata, and sambucus mexicana.

Traditional medicine most often uses the sambucus nigra elderberry plant as a dried powder, or as a juice or syrup.

Elderberry Benefits

Elderberries have been used in traditional medicine to combat bacterial infections and viral infections such as, colds, flu, bronchitis, and sinusitis, which cause the mucus membranes to swell with mucus and and develop into chest congestion and nasal congestion.

Elderberry benefits have been historically astounding. This has led to many scientific studies being performed on elderberries to isolate chest and nasal congestion fighting properties.

Scientific research has revealed that elderberries contain high levels of the flavonoid anthocyanin, and other flavonoids. Its phytonutrients provide its elderberry benefits and give them their powerful antioxidant, antiviral, and likely anti-cancer properties.

These flavonoids stimulate the body’s immune system to fight mucus buildup and chest congestion by releasing components that combat the pathogens that cause colds, flu, and bronchitis.

Laboratory research has supported the following health benefits of elderberry:

1) Elderberries fight flu infections like H1N1 by sticking to the virus, which prevents it from entering host cells. One study found that elderberry could cut the time a person had flu symptoms by more than 50%.

The benefits were greater if a person took elderberry within twenty-four to forty-eight hours after flu symptoms started.

2) Elderberries have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce pain, aches, and fever.

3) Elderberries stimulate the immune system by increasing white blood cells, anti-inflammatory substances, and cytokines.

4) Elderberries’ flavonoids are powerful antioxidants which protect the cells of the body against damage and aging.

My Experience with Elderberry Benefits

When I first transitioned to a plant based diet I performed a three month deep herbal cleanse. I used elderberries to strengthen my immune system and to clean my organs.

Right before I began my cleanse I had suffered from a lingering cold, which caused chest congestion and sinus congestion.

I began taking elderberry twice a day, daily. Within a couple of days of taking elderberry the lingering cold symptoms I was suffering from went away.

The excess mucus in my body also went away, as a result of my cleanse. My alkaline diet and the combination of herbs I took cleaned my organs and removed mucus from my body.

I completed my three month herbal and removed disease from my body. I now rely on my vegan diet to keep mucus in my body to a minimum. I have not had a cold, flu, chest or nasal congestion in years since I adopted a the diet.

During the winter season I will periodically take elderberry to be proactive in keeping colds and flu away. Make sure to take advantage of the elderberry benefits.

Learn more about elderberry and other herbs used in Dr. Sebi’s methodology and how to use them in my book Alkaline Herbal Medicine.

Learn About Foods That Support Health and Vitality on the Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide »

References:
Sambucus Nigra
Elderberry prevents H1N1 infection

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About Author:

Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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