How echinacea and elderberry can help support the immune system during cold and flu season   

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)


Discover the natural ways to boost immunity with echinacea and elderberry. 

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Immune System 101

The immune system defends the body against infections and diseases. 

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Common Cold and Flu

The common cold and flu are caused by viruses and can be prevented with a strong immune system. 

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Echinacea Overview

Echinacea is an herb that has been used for centuries to boost the immune system. 

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Echinacea Benefits 

Echinacea has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help fight infections and promote healing. 

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Forms of Echinacea 

Echinacea can be found in many forms, such as capsules, tea, and extracts. 

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Elderberry Overview

Elderberry is a fruit that has been used for centuries to treat respiratory illnesses. 

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Elderberry Benefits 

Elderberry contains flavonoids that have antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent and treat cold and flu symptoms. 

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Forms of Elderberry

Elderberry can be found in many forms, such as syrups, gummies, and lozenges. 

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Echinacea and Elderberry Combo 

Echinacea and elderberry can work together to provide a powerful immune-boosting effect. 

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Dosage and Safety 

Consult with a healthcare provider to determine the proper dosage and safety of echinacea and elderberry supplements. 

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Side Effects 

Echinacea and elderberry are generally safe but may cause side effects such as upset stomach and allergic reactions. 

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Echinacea and elderberry may interact with certain medications and should be avoided by pregnant or breastfeeding women. 

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