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Decent Blog about the Flu

Discussion in 'Useful articles written by others' started by WolfBrother, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. WolfBrother

    WolfBrother Active Member

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    Based on my "Not a Doctor" knowledge, the article is a decent read and heed. The part about Elderberry's is spot on. In a proper double blind study, Elderberries were found to:
    1. Decrease severity of symptoms
    and
    2. Decrease duration of symptoms.

    The sooner you start them after you feel sick, the better.

    https://www.theorganicprepper.com/flu-influenza/
     
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    I tried elderberry tincture for the flu and to generally stay healthy and prevent overall cold and it did nothing for me. I hear it won't work on some people. Just my personal experience, though. :)
     
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    I wonder if it (elderberry) takes a particular dosage and duration of intake?
     
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    What the late and very knowledgeable herbalist GoatLady said (and what I've read since):
    As soon as you start to feel sick - start taking it.
    Take it for as long as a week after.

    Dried (and maybe fresh ripe) Elderberries are put in an alcohol solution and whatever "magic" is alcohol soluble. GLady's instructions - https://www.prepperboards.com/threads/tincture-of-elderberry-and-elderberry-syrup.1694/ - said soak them for a week or so to get everything . The instructions also said how much to take.
     
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    I have heard this before as well. I do it like @WolfBrother states. As soon as I feel it coming on I dose with it until a week after I am surely over it.

    The hard part about the flu is that it can mutate and you could get it twice in a row as it works it's way around your circle of friends and family. Especially if you have kids.
     
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    You got that right @Atlas, we have a head cold here that is hanging on for seems like a month. <cough><snork><wheeze>
     
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    Bummer! I hope that you get well soon.
     
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    We'll survive it, just don't come visiting until this burns out :eek:
     
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    Yeah I did that, too. Right as I felt it coming on and continued to take it everyday, but didn't work as everyone stated it would work. Oh well!
     
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    Go to Amazon, search for Sambucol - you can buy pre-made liquid, lozenges, and gummies.
     
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    Sambucol does work well. I'll vouch for that.
     
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