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Beneficial Botanicals, the Gold Standard


Beneficial Botanicals Gold Label Tinctures
are made from fresh plants, not plants that have been dried and re-hydrated at a later date. Because an organic bounty is ready and waiting in a remote and pristine area of the USA, our plants are harvested at peak season.  No need to hope for the best when you can get the best!
 


Plant of the Month

 

 

ELDERBERRY

Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra spp. cerulea
(North American Black Elderberry) Action: Antiviral

 

Worried about the flu?

Taking Elderberry in concentrated form on a “combat” schedule of dosing is the very last thing A & B viruses want to encounter!
 
The Invasion
The influenza virus invades cells by puncturing the cell wall with tiny spikes of hemagglutinin protein that cover its surface. HA spikes on the viral envelope allow viral entry into the host cell by attaching sialic acid-containing receptors on the membrane. The virus also needs to use its enzyme, neuraminidase, which allows escape from the host cell to move through mucous.
 
Disarmament
Elderberry causes a neutralizing of these proteins that disarm the spikes by binding to them, inhibiting their actions.
 
Organize Your Defense
You’ll need to have Elderberry tincture on hand and stocked in your medicine cabinet because the best time to start taking it with regular dosing is when you think you may be exposed to a flu virus.
 
Your cache of weaponry might also include tincture of Lomatium Root which is an M2 Inhibitor that immobilizes ion channels the virus depends on. read more about Lomatium Root here…

Wine, Syrup, or Tincture?

Let’s just say you’d have to drink a whole lot of Elderberry wine to get the flu fighting benefits. And, well you might be intoxicated enough not to care!
 
Elderberry syrup can be very good if made with fresh wild organic berries, not commercially grown. Even so, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of money and most of your day drinking the syrup to get enough. The concentrated convenience of a tincture is the way to go. Elderberry in tincture form has a long stable shelf life too, preserving the berries for ready use, up to 7 years if kept in a cool dark location.