Natures Answer does an excellent job of putting this syrup together. I have had good luck with this when a cold or flu type of symptoms are coming on. I take more than the recommended dosage as it is very conservative. I take 3-4 tea spoons 3-4 times per day. If your digestion is off you may find taking more is critical as you may have absorbtion issues. Also if you are a larger than average person you will want to take more that the label recommended dosing. Combine this with higher doses of Vitamin C and local honey and you will be on your way to getting better faster. Famous Herbalist and author Rose Mary Gladstar is a fan of Elderberry syrup. If you make it yourself, she recommends only using the blue berries as the red are potentially toxic. If you found this review helpful kindly click the YES button. For many more value added reviews visit my iHerb home page. Peace and good Health.
Posted by reader on July 30 2014 | Verified Purchase
We've been buying and using this syrup for sometime for the whole family, including my 3 year old son. A week ago, my son drunk a few tablespoons of this syrup while my husband left him unattended in the kitchen. When I got home,my son suddenly started crying from a terrible headache, then vomited repeatedly and become pale, sleepy and weak. We rushed him to ER. By the time we got there he vomited everything that he swallowed earlier and felt better. Thank God! I am writing this to warn other parents: please watch the dosage and do not leave this accessible to small children! Also elderberries can be toxic when uncooked. My son has a lot of food allergies as well. None of us ever reacted to this product before when we took it as suggested. It seemed to help with colds and flu.
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 24 2011 | Verified Purchase
I previously tried another brand available at iherb and liked the taste - it is like fresh, sweet juice. This product's taste is not as pleasant. Also, I am not sure this brand is processed at low temperatures as the other brand. However, this one is processed as a pharmaceutically licensed facility, so that is a plus. Maybe this works as well.
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 27 2011 | Verified Purchase
My wife noticed a throat ache and took this right away, and got better the next day. My daughter possibly had the same thing, but did not take Sambucus until fever has set in, and was not effective.
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 6 2017 | Verified Purchase
This product tastes too sweet, to the degree of being unpleasant. It would benefit from a less sugar sweet taste, which is a concern to many people these days and particularly children, who develop their sweet tooth so quickly.
Posted by buildingupmoms on March 12 2013 | Verified Purchase
Came well recommended but didn't notice any difference from using just Vit C.
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 15 2017 | Verified Purchase
my son keep saying it tastes a bit spicy
Posted by iHerb Customer on June 6 2011 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 20 2011 | Verified Purchase
my hubby say it dun taste yucky
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 24 2018 | Verified Purchase
NO matter the taste and result, this brand is weaker than the Nxxxxx Wxx. I will not buy it again.
Posted by ej3939 on July 5 2017 | Verified Purchase
This product might be good, I started with the onset of a cold but it gave me an IC flare. After 3 days of use I had to stop. My cold didn't develop but its been days now and my bladder is still in flare. For this reason I can't rate this item fairly
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