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The ‘Miracle Berry’ That Kept People Healthy Prior to Vaccines

Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:11
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The ‘Miracle Berry’ That Kept People Healthy Prior To Vaccines

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The common cold and the flu have been around for a long time. Today, people use preventative measures as well as over-the-counter remedies to stay healthy, but what did our ancestors do before pharmacies and modern medicines were commonplace?

One of the most commonly used flu and cold remedies was elderberries. In fact, it’s still used in medicines today. You can buy elderberry-based cough syrups, which have been proven to reduce the severity of the common cold or flu, in your local pharmacy.

How Can Elderberries Help?

Elderberries (Sambucus nigra), which are native to a few parts of Europe and the US, come from a flower bush that produces small, black/purple fruits, similar to mulberries. They taste something like a strong blackberry.

Please note that the leaves of elderberry bushes can be poisonous, so don’t eat them or use them for tea. Elderberries need to be cooked prior to use or they can cause intense vomiting and diarrhea.

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Numerous studies back up claims that elderberries contain anti-viral compounds, which prevent you from becoming infected in the first place – and shorten the duration and severity of the illness when you do get sick.

Source: http://www.offthegridnews.com/alternative-health/the-miracle-berry-that-kept-people-healthy-prior-to-vaccines/

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  • I said to myself it would be Cranberries but now I see it I have never eaten one. They look exactly like Cranberries except Cranberries grow in water… I have to try them now. But I hope they taste a lot better.

  • Man

    honey is not vegan and diabetic friendly.

    Also…. they can also be poisonous…. so yeah…. I hope you like cyanide…

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