Elderberries are a natural remedy many use for colds and flu every year. Recent studies show it can help stimulate cytokines to help your immune system kick into gear earlier in a typical flu infection.
HOWEVER … many people dying from COVID19 are found to be from a “Cytokine STORM” … meaning adding more cytokines might be even deadlier .. so Elderberries might not be such a good idea. Cytokine Storms are even more prevalent in patients that relapse with COVID19.
“Elderberry Extract and its formulations activate the healthy immune system by increasing inflammatory cytokine production”
However, “…elderberry also enhances cytokine response, which may not be so good when one of the complications of pandemic influenza is cytokine storm.”
“In most moribund [dying] patients, 2019-nCoV infection is also associated with a cytokine storm…”
The cytokine storm syndrome explains why the Spanish Flu killed nearly as many young people as it did elderly ones. I’ve now come to the conclusion that there is now no way to stop the Wuhan Virus from becoming widespread in the U.S. Canada, and Mexico. There will probably be successive waves of it, in 2020, 2021, and possibly beyond. During the worst of those outbreaks, we must be prepared to hunker down in family isolation. And of course a good healthy diet, exercise, a regular sleep schedule, proper hydration, and consistent intake of vitamins C and D3 as well as Magnesium will be crucial. And for any of you readers who still smoke or vape: You must quit completely now, or your statistical chances of surviving a COVID-19 infection are quite low.
Here is a video explaining a Cytokine Storm…
MORAL OF THE STORY
Elderberry syrup, a prime tool in the arsenal against seasonal flu, might not be helpful against this Wuhan coronavirus. Might even make it worse. It’s probably too soon to tell, so keep a watch out for news about a connection.