Posts Tagged "elderberry"

Pukka’s Seasonal Wellbeing

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 in Featured

Pukka’s Seasonal Wellbeing

The elder tree has a rich and varied history of culinary, medicinal and folklore uses. For centuries it has been associated with warding off evil and providing protection from witchcraft. In more recent times it has become better known for warding off the evil of colds and providing protection from flu. The berries are a rich source of Vitamin C, Anthocyanins and Flavonoids all of which are powerful antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals. Elderberries have a strong affinity for the respiratory system and encourage the process of expectoration reducing acute and chronic mucous...

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Winter Good Health

Posted on Nov 15, 2014 in News & Events

Although we had a wonderful Indian summer, seasonal coughs and colds made their usual appearance on time, as the school year began and bugs were shared round. IAHS members are often asked what we think about the flu jab, and though we can’t comment specifically, what we can do is offer a wide range of effective immune boosters. Some are well known such as vitamin C which we can now source in drop form which even babies can use. Others are combinations such as vitamin C, zinc and elderberry. Olive leaf as an anti-viral is increasingly popular, and of course nobody needs to be reminded of...

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Here to help

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in News & Events

Despite increasingly restrictive regulations, health stores are still a great source of safe and effective remedies. Elderberry, manuka honey (the genuine, laboratory-tested New Zealand brands), propolis, olive leaf extract, vitamin C, zinc, echinacea (including the increasingly popular Irish Botanica product) plantago, beta glucans, garlic, ivy and thyme – all these and other remedies have been doing what antibiotics can’t manage: keeping viral colds and flu at bay and easing troublesome sinuses, sore throats and chest infections. Feedback from you, our customers, on what works (and what...

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