Elderberry (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:American Elder, Black Elder, more...Blueberry Elder, Canary Island Elder, Sambucus spp, Velvet Elder
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Suggested Dosing

Syrup

adult: 15 mL (1 tablespoon) PO QID x3-5day (Sambucol, Nature's Way)

children: 15 mL (1 tablespoon) PO BID x3day

Lozenge

175 mg PO QID x2d

Topical

leaves are used for bruises, sprains, wounds, & burns

Other Information

Elderberry daily value not established, see individual product

Elderberry should be started within 24-28 hours of symptom onset.

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Suggested Uses

Treatment & Prevention of

common cold, cough & flu symptoms, sinusitis, immunostimulant, mouth ulcers, tonsillitis

Elderberry Extract

reduces damaging effects of LDL & protects as an antioxidant

Leaves, Topical Application

Treatment of bruises, sprains, wounds, burns & chilblains, mouthwash for mouth ulcers

Tincture

Rheumatic conditions

Oil

Painful joints

Efficacy

Demonstrated effective in symptom reduction and prophylaxis of cold, flu, URI

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Nausea/vomiting (consumption of raw berries)

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Consumption of all green plant parts

            Cautions

            Do not eat raw: mild cyanide toxicity is destroyed by cooking

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: N/A

            Lactation: N/A

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

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            Mechanism of Action

            Antioxidant: free radical protection; anthocyanin protection against cellular aging

            Flavonoids: therapeutic activity

            Elderberry extract: reduces damaging effects of LDL cholesterol

            Efficacy

            • Treatment & reduction of symptoms & prophylaxis of cold, flu, cough & mouth ulcers
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