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The Flu: Blood Type Differences and the Power of Elderberry

While the versatility of elderberry and these other berries is incredible, this article is going to limit itself primarily to a focus on elderberry’s most well known use—as a remedy in the common flu.

Many medical experts consider the influenza virus (cause of the flu) to be the most dangerous virus in the world. Several times in past history, this virus has been responsible for killing huge numbers of people within a 1 to 2 year period. As an example, the Spanish flu (type A(H1N1)) of 1918-19 killed about 500,000 people in the U.S. and at least 20 million people worldwide. In 1957-58, the Asian flu (type A(H2N2)) resulted in 70,000 deaths in the US and in 1968-69, the Hong-Kong flu (type (A(H3N2)) killed 34,000 in the U.S.

What is the Flu?

Let’s pause here and take a moment to get a clearer picture of what the flu really is. Terminology and language can be fickle and non-specific masters, and so the common day-to-day use of the term flu has evolved to often encompass anything from a common cold to a true flu. Read more…

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