Type of Study Human Clinical Study
Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
Study Setup Participants: 60 male and female Duration: 5 days Dosage: 15 ml 4x daily
Key findings

60 patients with influenza symptoms where given Elderberry extract or a placebo treatment. The elderberry extract showed significant improvements after day 2 in:

Aches and pain
Frequency of couching
Quality of sleep
Nasal congestion

Elderberry showed to be a safe and well-tolerated alternative for antiviral medication

Authors Zakay-Rones Z., Thom E., Wollan T., Wadstein J.
Organisation Department of Virology, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
Full research text Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/147323000403200205
Type of StudyHuman Clinical Study, Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
Study SetupParticipants: 312 male and female
Treatment duration 2 weeks
Dosage 600 mg -900 mg mg standardised membrane filtered
Key findingsThe data showed a significant reduction of cold duration and severity in air travellers.

35% less infections

1/3 shorter duration of the cold occurrence

Reduction in severity of cold symptoms

3 times better overall health
AuthorsEvelin Tiralongo, Shirley S. Wee, Rodney A. Lea
OrganisationSchool of Pharmacy, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia  Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia; School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia Genomics Research Centre,
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation,
Full research textAvailable at : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00421-004-1279-y