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Elderberry syrup - has anyone taken it? Did it affect your PD symptoms?

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Has anyone taken elderberry syrup? If so, how did it affect your PD symptoms? I'm asking because I just read an interesting article about Purdue University researchers studying potential ethnobotanical PD solutions from plants used by Native American Indians. The researchers studied what plants Native American Indian healers would use for symptoms that closely resembled the symptoms that we call Parkinson's Disease today.

Here's a link to the article for anyone who is interested: realnatural.org/native-amer...

The elderberry is on their list of especially helpful plants for the neurological-like ailments. I'm somewhat familiar with elderberry because I've read of extensive research done by Israeli doctors on elderberry's ability to eliminate flu symptoms within one to two days. If it can also slow the progression of PD, it's worth looking into.

I'll talk to my neuro about it. However, he vetoes almost everything I bring up that is not main stream drugs, surgery, or bo-tox injections, so I have to get my "alternative" information elsewhere.

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park_bear

His reaction is typical. MDs are propagandized to believe prescription meds can do no harm and anything else can do no good.

Apparently it is the flower extract that is effective:

"the elderflower extract rescued mitochondrial functional deficits in a neuronal cell line and alleviated neurotoxicity elicited by rotenone and aSyn in primary midbrain cultures."

sciencedirect.com/science/a...

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HeartSong in reply to park_bear

Thanks, park bear. (As I typed out your screen name, I had a picture in my mind of a big bear in the woods munching on a bush full of luscious elder berries! Yum!)

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park_bear in reply to HeartSong

Oh yes, I do follow the bear diet - nuts, berries, and salmon : - )

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reedboat2 in reply to park_bear

And don’t forget the grubs on the roots of the elderberry bushes. Yum yum.

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Astra7

It's disappointing how uninterested they are in any new treatment ideas. Mind immediately points out side effects and shakes his head looking sad! Then he gives me a repeat prescription!

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Ladybythesea in reply to Astra7

So true and seems they do not want to step out of that box.

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2Datsoon

My father has Parkinson’s. I was making a batch of elderberry syrup for us to prevent any flu bugs. I wanted to make certain it was ok for him to take... them I read your post. I am intrigued and want to learn more.

What form or supplier of elderberry is best? mdpi-res.com/d_attachment/m...

Elderberry extract Anyone use this brand or do you have a recommendation? Thank you

Screen shot elderberry

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