Is elderberry good for your immune system?

Japan
June 29, 2020 7:12am CST
I have a friend who grows elderberries and makes and sells juice. She is totally convinced that elderberries will boost your immune system. I read some things online and it seems maybe they can, or rather one of the compounds in them might. It was all very vague though. Does anyone know about elderberries? I have tried some elderberry gummies, and they are very tasty, so even if they don't help my immune system I might enjoy them.
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@JudyEv (213998)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
It's really hard to know with some of these things whether they are useful or not. I would think it would be pretty hard to prove a benefit but if you think it's doing you good, then why not use it. My mother had a copper bracelet which was supposed to help her arthritis. As long as she thought it helped, that was all that mattered really.
• Japan
30 Jun
In my case, I think they taste good so I can consider them like candy that might do me good.
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@JudyEv (213998)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
@petatonicsca It's always good to find candy that might do you good.
@thelme55 (45776)
• Germany
29 Jun
I have read online before that elderberry has a lot of health benefits. Just check online.
• Japan
30 Jun
So far the evidence is pretty inconclusive unless you're reading from someone selling it.
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@thelme55 (45776)
• Germany
30 Jun
@petatonicsca Maybe. I canĀ“t remember.
@Adie04 (6210)
29 Jun
Not sure elderberry, but the name of berry at the back do give some health benefits. Some say can help lose weight.
• Japan
30 Jun
That would be a good idea!
@Adie04 (6210)
30 Jun
@bbghitte (2018)
• Philippines
29 Jun
I just heard of the name just now and I upon searching for it, I thought it was just one of the wild plants around and I thought it was not edible:) Thanks for sharing though:)
• Japan
30 Jun
So you do have them in the Philippines? I know elderberries grow wild in some cooler and dryer areas in North America.
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@bbghitte (2018)
• Philippines
30 Jun
@petatonicsca I think I saw them somewhere in an island where we were assigned before. Unless they just look similar, then maybe I was wrong:)
@rakski (53303)
• Philippines
29 Jun
I am not familiar with elerberries
• Japan
30 Jun
They don't grow in our area of the world, I think.
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@rakski (53303)
• Philippines
30 Jun
@petatonicsca oh okay.
• Agra, India
29 Jun
I have heard about them for the first time
• Japan
30 Jun
I think we are seeing a consensus here that hotter countries do not seem to have them. Do you have raspberries or blackberries? They look a little like those.
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• Agra, India
1 Jul
@petatonicsca we do have them but not in the area where I live..my state is very hot.
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@amadeo (111249)
• United States
29 Jun
Not sure the answer on this.But you can find a lot of info online
• Japan
30 Jun
I found everything from "this will cure you of anything" to "it's safe but we don't know if it actually does any of these things".
@paigea (29067)
• Canada
29 Jun
I do not know about this either.
• Japan
30 Jun
I first heard about them from an American friend but Europe seems to have them too.
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