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#21 witchinplainsight

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:18 PM

Great thanks! I might try to source a plant for next year but make some syrup from dry this year.
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:21 AM

It's worth noting that in a few specific cases, like bird flu (and a few others) elderberry extract taken at the wrong time (in the later stages of infection) can trigger a cytokine storm - an over-activation of the immune response that results in high fever, swelling and in worst cases death.

 

For everything else, it's pretty awesome.


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#23 witchinplainsight

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:04 PM

Frozen what about someone on chemo? I was thinking of making some for a cancer patient.
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 07:18 PM

Frozen what about someone on chemo? I was thinking of making some for a cancer patient.

 

 

Baring in mind I'm NOT a qualified herbalist or doctor, just an experienced amateur, I would say that it would likely be ok, but DEFINITELY run it past their doctor/oncologist first.

My (admittedly limited) understanding is that chemo drugs target fast dividing cells to kill and that this usually includes immune cells, so if anything, people on chemo tend to have weaker immune systems and [logically in my head] are less likely to experience a C.S.


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#25 MuireAnne

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:07 PM

It's worth noting that in a few specific cases, like bird flu (and a few others) elderberry extract taken at the wrong time (in the later stages of infection) can trigger a cytokine storm - an over-activation of the immune response that results in high fever, swelling and in worst cases death.

For everything else, it's pretty awesome.

Thank you so much for pointing this out. What a valuable bit of knowledge!


Sorry about the double post..I'm on mobile right now.

Edited by MuireAnne, 28 August 2017 - 08:07 PM.

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