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Sambucol is available in some drug stores and large department stores, as well as online. See package for directions.

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Sambucol is a standardized product containing elderberry combined with small amounts of echinacea and bee propolis. It has been widely marketed as a cold and flu remedy and has shown some promise for being effective.

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In a preliminary double-blind study, Sambucol significantly reduced the recovery time from epidemic influenza B, a relatively mild form of influenza.76 Another small double-blind study found similar benefits in both influenza A and B.130

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Sambucol is a standardized product containing elderberry combined with small amounts of echinacea and bee propolis. It has been widely marketed as a cold and flu remedy In a preliminary double-blind study, the combination significantly reduced the recovery time from epidemic influenza B (a relatively mild form of influenza).76 Another small double-blind study found similar benefits in both influenza A and B.130 and has shown some promise for being effective.

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Weak evidence suggests that this mixture may stimulate the immune system and also inhibit viral growth.75

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Sambucol is a A standardized product containing elderberry combined with small amounts of echinacea and bee propolis. It has been widely marketed as a cold and flu remedy and has shown some promise for being effective.

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  1. Barak V, Halperin T, Kalickman I. The effect of Sambucol, a black elderberry-based, natural product, on the production of human cytokines: I. Inflammatory cytokines. Eur Cytokine Netw. 2001;12:290-296.
  2. Zakay-Rones Z, Varsano N, Zlotnik M, et al. 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. J Altern Complement Med. 1995;1:361-369.
  3. Zakay-Rones Z., Thom E., Wollan T., et al. Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections. J Intern Med Res. 2004;32:132-134.
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Sambucol is a standardized product containing elderberry combined with small amounts of echinacea and bee propolis. It has been widely marketed as a cold and flu remedy and has shown some promise for being effective.

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  1. Barak V, Halperin T, Kalickman I. The effect of Sambucol, a black elderberry-based, natural product, on the production of human cytokines: I. Inflammatory cytokines. Eur Cytokine Netw. 2001;12:290-296.
  2. Zakay-Rones Z, Varsano N, Zlotnik M, et al. 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. J Altern Complement Med. 1995;1:361-369.
  3. Zakay-Rones Z., Thom E., Wollan T., et al. Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections. J Intern Med Res. 2004;32:132-134.
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Sambucol is a standardized product containing elderberry combined with small amounts of echinacea and bee propolis. It has been widely marketed as a cold and flu remedy and has shown some promise for being effective.

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Weak evidence suggests that this mixture may stimulate the immune system and also inhibit viral growth.75

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