Elderberry has been used in folk medicine for centuries to treat influenza, colds and sinusitis, and has been reported to have antiviral activity against influenza and herpes simplex.
In a study published in the International Journal of Medical Research, flu symptoms were relieved, on average, 4 days earlier in those receiving elderberry extract compared with placebo. Elderberry extract seems to offer an efficient, safe and cost-effective treatment for influenza.
The suggestion is to visit your local pharmacy and get these two items. The Sambucol comes in liquid or gummi. The Oscillococcinum dosage is a small vial of tiny dots that melt on your tongue and taste like sweet tarts. Supposedly you'll feel better in 48 hours and in 72 hours you will be almost symptom-free!
It's worth a try!