Summary is written by Dr. Cathy Stein specifically for Trisha’s Elderberries. All rights reserved.
Dr. Cathy Stein has a PhD in epidemiology and her research focuses on infectious disease susceptibility. She currently holds a tenured faculty position.
Note: all randomized controlled trials were double-blinded with placebo
Randomized Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Elderberry Extract in the Treatment of Influenza A and B Virus Infections, The Journal of International Medical Research (2004)
- Randomized clinical trial (RCT) of commercially produced elderberry syrup
- Subjects taking flu vaccine were excluded from study
- Subjects were allowed to take antiviral medication and/or nasal spray to help alleviate symptoms
- Symptoms were relieved an average of 4 days sooner in elderberry group compared to placebo group
Keywords: RCT, influenza, anti-viral, improved symptoms