While the world freaks out over the Coronavirus, sadly some people are jumping to conclusions and abandoning some of the best herbs that could help our bodies fight off a viral infection.
I simply wish to bring some clarity in this time in regards to elderberry and “Cytokine Storm.”
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Inhibition of Several Strains of Influenza Virus in Vitro and Reduction of Symptoms by an Elderberry Extract (Sambucus nigra L.) during an Outbreak of Influenza B Panama
The effect of Sambucol, a black elderberry-based, natural product, on the production of human cytokines: I. Inflammatory cytokines.
Influenza virus-cytokine-protease cycle in the pathogenesis of vascular hyperpermeability in severe influenza.
Cytokine storm in avian influenza
Inhibitory activity of a standardized elderberry liquid extract against clinically-relevant human respiratory bacterial pathogens and influenza A and B viruses
New beverages of lemon juice with elderberry and grape concentrates as a source of bioactive compounds.
Elderberry flavonoids bind to and prevent H1N1 infection in vitro
CytoSorb, the Wuhan Coronavirus, and Cytokine Storm
Pathogenic human coronavirus infections: causes and consequences of cytokine storm and immunopathology.
Flu deaths caused by ‘immune system storm’
Cytokine Storm and Herbs: Life or Death Information!
Fever alters immune cells so they can better reach infections
Fever and the thermal regulation of immunity: the immune system feels the heat – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4786079/
When not to use elderberry: Using a Little Discernment
Immune response turned up high by flu during pregnancy, Stanford/Packard study finds
Enhanced natural killer-cell and T-cell responses to influenza A virus during pregnancy
HS-23, a Lonicera japonica extract, reverses sepsis-induced immunosuppression by inhibiting lymphocyte apoptosis
Identification of natural compounds with antiviral activities against SARS-associated Coronavirus https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166354205000690
Cardiovascular disease risk biomarkers and liver and kidney function are not altered in postmenopausal women after ingesting an elderberry extract rich in anthocyanins for 12 weeks.
The effect of herbal remedies on the production of human inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines.
Fever Promotes T Lymphocyte Trafficking via a Thermal Sensory Pathway Involving Heat Shock Protein 90 and α4 Integrins
Anti-inflammatory activity of immunoglobulin G resulting from Fc sialylation.
Unexpectedly Higher Morbidity and Mortality of Hospitalized Elderly Patients Associated with Rhinovirus Compared with Influenza Virus Respiratory Tract Infection.
Sambucus Nigra Extracts Inhibit Infectious Bronchitis Virus at an early point during replication
A Swiss Doctor on Covid-19