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Is it safe to take elderberry syrup?

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Elderberry syrup seems to have antiviral properties and may help if you have the flu. Research shows that it can help shorten the duration of flu symptoms. There is no research to show that it can prevent the flu.

For other viruses, such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), there is no evidence that it helps prevent or treat infections. When taken for a few days, elderberry syrup is safe and usually causes no side effects. Sometimes people may get a little stomach upset.

Therapeudic Reearch Center: Elderberry

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on March 25, 2020

Therapeudic Reearch Center: Elderberry

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on March 25, 2020

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