Home Herbal Remedies Home Remedies Classic Formulas Natural Therapies New Supplements How to / DIY
Natural Remedies Center
   Search:
 
   Search by Keyword

  - Heart Disease
  - Liver Disease
  - Lung Disease
  - Stomach Disease
  - Intestinal Disease
  - Kidney Disease
  - Bladder Disease

  - Spring Remedies
  - Summer Remedies
  - Autumn Remedies
  - Winter Remedies

  - Remedies for Women
  - Remedies for Men
  - Remedies for Children
  - Remedies for Seniors

  - Ayurvedic Medicine
  - Chinese Medicine
  - Arabic Remedies
  - American Remedies
  - European Remedies
  - African Remedies
  - Tibetan Medicine
  - Mongolian Medicine
  - Japanese Remedies
 

European Elder (Elderberry) for Flu, Cold, Fever, Cough, Sore Throat, Chest Congestion and Sinus Infections


  Share it on Facebook Share it on Twitter Share it on Google+ Share this post on Linkedin Natural Remedies RSS Feed Print it

by
Alternative Remedies, Cold Remedies, Cough Remedies

Elder (Elderberry) has been used in Europe for hundreds of years for treating flu, colds, fevers, coughs, sore throat, chest congestion, sinus infections and other disorders.

 

Elder (European elder, Elderberry, Sambucus nigra) is a tree native to Europe, Asia and Africa. The berries, flowers and barks of elder have long been used as herbal medicine in Europe. There are different types of elder in the world, but European elder is used most as a remedy. Today elder is used in forms of teas, liquid extracts, and capsules.

When used internally, elder helps to reduce phlegm, relieve congestion in the chest, soothe an sore and irritable throat, treat flu, cough, cold, fever, sinus infections and asthmatic disorders.

Traditionally, elder flowers are used to make an infusion or syrup for treating the above disorders.

How to Make Elder and Peppermint Infusion:

- Dried elder flowers 1 handful
- Dried peppermint 1 handful
- Boiling water 1.5 pint
- Put the herbs in a pot
- Pour over the boiling water
- Cover it and allow to steep for 30 minutes
- Drink a cup as hot, 2-3 times a day
- If the infusion is cool, heat a cup to hot in microwave
- This remedy is said to be effective for influenza, sore throat and cold in the first stage

How to Make Elderberry Syrup:

- Fresh elderberries 3 cups
- Water 2 cups
- Fresh ginger (minced) 2 table spoons
- Cloves 1/2 teaspoon
- Sugar (or honey) 1-2 cups
- Put the elderberries, water, ginger and cloves in a pot
- Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes
- Let it cool, then strain
- Put the liquid into another pot
- Bring to a boil again and reduce heat
- Add sugar and simmer until liquid thickens
- Let it cool, and store in bottle or jar
- Consume 1 table spoon, twice a day
- This remedy is said to be an excellent cure for a cold

Please note, elder has aperient, diuretic and emetic properties. Do not eat uncooked or unripe elderberries. Large dose can cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Consult a health care provider before using it.

For more information about natural remedies for flu, go to Natural Remedies Center: http://www.naturalremediescenter.com/treat/flu/

Read Related Articles

More Articles About:Flu   Cold   Fever   Cough   Sore   Throat   Chest   Sinus   Infections   Elder   Elderberry  
   I like this post    Follow me on Twitter
Please note: Any articles on this website are only for informational and research purposes. You should first consult your physician before taking any natural remedies, health supplements, herbal medicines, food therapies or alternative cures discussed here for your health treatment. [More about Terms of Use ...]