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Greenbush Natural
  Quality and Value Since 1997

We pride ourselves on customer service and it shows. Award winning customer service, fast shipping and quality products at low prices have helped us to build a loyal base of satisfied customers. We would like to thank those that took the time to help us achieve a "Top Service" rating with Yahoo! stores 11 years in a row. Scroll through the comments to see how our herbs and information might help you. Thank you for your support!
  Elderberry and Warts:
      We read a very interesting story the other day in the local paper concerning the use of Elderberry extract for wart removal. A reader wrote in to an herbal tip colume that, after years of trying to get rid of pesky warts with all manner of prescription and over-the-counter preparations, a friend remarked that hers had disappeared after a couple weeks of use of Elderberry extract. The reader had tried it out of desperation and, low and behold, the warts were gone in several weeks.

This may have sounded odd to those not familiar with herbs, but to us it made perfect sense. Elderberry contains a number of anti-viral compounds and immune system boosters, allowing the body to rid itself of the difficult little virus. So if you know someone with this problem, let them know about Elderberry.

Avoid Complicated Formulas.  “These are the "kitchen sink" supplements, products that have as many as 20 herbs in a tablet or capsule. It''''''''s hard enough to get an active does of one herb into a single tablet or capsule, much less 20 active doses of 20 different herbs. Bottom line: They just don''''''''t work.

Prevention Magazine

Greenbush Quality

Greenbush Bio-Chelated Extracts: Full medicinal strength in an alcohol-free extract. Until Bio-Chelation there was simply no good way to make a potent alcohol-free extract. Greenbush alcohol free extracts begin with organic alcohol regardless of whether the final product contains alcohol or not. After finishing the first step in the plant extraction, an additional step is performed to remove the alcohol. This is done by utilizing a proprietary cold extraction process called Bio-Chelation Bio-Chelation describes the cold process vacuum distillation method, which removes all the alcohol initially used to obtain the good herbal extract.

Holistically Balanced Herbal Extracts:
It is important to note that a cold extraction process, as opposed to a heat extraction process, helps maintain the full spectrum, or Holistic BalanceTM of the plant''''''''s constituents in the final product. The end-result is an alcohol-free extract containing the essential properties of the complete herb in a base of vegetable glycerin and water. (Vegetable glycerin is used because it can help to bind certain plant constituents, is natural to the body, easily absorbed, tastes sweet without affecting blood sugar levels, and acts as a good solvent and carrier for the plant constituents).

Ginger Root:
         As Seen On TV....

    The Discovery Channel has been featuring an interesting show called "The Myth Busters"  and they were doing a piece on seasickness remedies, including wrist straps, magnets, pressure points, pharmaceutical drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and ginger root.

The guys on the show rigged up a seasickness chair that rotated and bounced, causing motion sickness, not our idea of a good time, but they are well paid for their shenaigans. We watched as they applied various motion sickness devices and spun around until they got sick. We watched with particular interest as they tested the ginger root. They spun and spun and finally stopped, feeling fine. In fact, at the end of the show, the team concluded that ginger was the only viable choice. The drugs and worked as well, but left them feeling, well, drugged. The ginger had not side effects.

We have known about the ginger cure for motion sickness for a long time. We have used it ourselves many times. But it was still nice to see it validated on a national television show.
We recommend Ginger Root for everything and believe that everyone should be using the herb on a daily basis.  It is possibly the best herb in the world for general health with research showing its ability to prevent cancer, treat arthritis pain, and treat vertigo, migrains and motion sickness.   Improving your general health and energy would be enough to recommend it for flu season, but it has also been shown to have compounds that are very effective in combating the most common cold and flu viruses.  Click here for full information:  Ginger Root. 

 Lemon Balm.   Another anti-viral herb that is often used to treat the herpes virus.  Because of its many other uses Lemon Balm is not often mentioned for fighting colds and flu.  Recent research has focused on the herb's ability to improve mental clarity and concentration, treat anxiety and headaches, and help with insomnia.  But it is one of the strongest anti-viral herbs on the planet.  Use it to ward off the flu viruses and get the other benefits as an added bonus.  See full research and information here:   Lemon Balm

Astragalus.    If you have not already contacted the virus Astragalus is your herb.  Astragalus is the most favored immune system herb of Dr. Andrew Weil, head of the Department of Integrated Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School. It increases and activates immune cells in bone marrow and the lymphatic system. It helps the body absorb nutrients, improves heart function and lowers blood pressure. And it is used to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in cancer patients. It is used to build immune system strength before illness.  Stop using astragalus and switch to the Super Immune Boost if you start to come down with the flu.  Click here for ordering information: Astragalus.
Echinacea:  Both varieties are already included in the Super Immune Boost formula but you can add some extra to your efforts.  We have pure and potent Echinacea capsules with no fillers or additives.  Click here for information and ordering:  Echinacea. 
Garlic. Garlic performs better as a natural antibiotic against bacterial infections than it does against viral infections such as colds and flu.  But who needs a bacterial infection when you are already fighting the flu?  With many other health benefits as well, Garlic is a worthy addition.  Garlic.  

Ginseng and Ashwaganda.  These two herbs are very similar and are used as adaptogens: herbs that build strength and increase the body's resistance to stress and fatigue.  These are generally considered useful for restoring youthfulness in anyone over forty.  More information:  
     Flu Prevention Tips:
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.*
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other measures to keep our distance from each other to lessen the spread of flu.

Free Elderberry Extract!  until November 15th
     Our recent immune herb promotion was so popular that we decided to offer another of our best immune boosting herbs free with any order.  With the flu going around everyone can benefit from an herb that builds immune system strength. 

Have a look at the information below.  This newsletter is full of flu prevention information.  Then grab the coupon and go to Greenbush.net...
Free Elderberry Coupon

To get your bottle of elderberry extract, free with any order,  simply use this code: elderberry. Just shop for your items as you normally would. When you hit the "check out" button there will be a box for the coupon code. Enter elderberry and your free bottle will be included with your order. (This appears as a 1 cent discount on the order).

This 2 ounce bottle contains 60 1ml doses.
Ends November 15th. Use it now and send this newsletter to a friend! Anyone can benefit from this healthy extract.

Click here to go to Greenbush.net...

Elderberry and Sambucol:

Sambucol, made by Israeli company Razai Bar, is one of the world''s most popular immune system medicines. And with good reason: it is simply elderberry syrup and research has shown elderberry to be one of nature''s most powerful virus fighters. It can quickly reduce the severity and duration of the flu, knock out the virus that causes warts, stop colds, bacterial infections and tonsilitis, and boost immune system response. It also contains anti-oxidants that can improve vision, heart health and lower cholesterol. What''s not to like?

Sambucol is a great product but it actually is a syrup. It contains elderberry extract, but also has glucose syrup, honey and flavorings. Our elderberry is just that: elderberry extract, about three times as potent as Sambucol and without the added sugars, carbs and calories.

Greenbush Elderberry Extract is pure, alcohol-free, Bio-Chelated*, holistically balanced and full medicinal potency: 1:1 strength (1ml=1000mg).

Elderberry Facts and Research

Benefits of Elderberry*: Immune system boost, anitoxidant activity, anthocyanins, cough, cold, flu, bacterial infections, viral infections, tonsilitis, HIV, lower cholesterol, improved vision, heart health. *From "The Green Pharmacy" by Dr. James Duke.

Elderberry reseach and Medical Uses:

Immune Boost: In Karlsruhe, Germany, at the Bundesforschungsanstalt research center for food, scientists conduct studies on dietary agents containing nutrients believed to be beneficial to health. The research on Elderberry is led by the center''s director, Dr. Gerhard Rechkemmer. Rechkemmer''s investigations show that elderberry anthocyanins enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines. These unique proteins act as messengers in the immune system to help regulate immune response, thus helping to defend the body against disease. Dr. Rechkemmer says that he believes the further research on elderberry will reveal additional health benefits.

Antioxidant activity: In further research led by Dr. Gerhard Rechkemmer, anthocyanins found in elderberries possess appreciably more antioxidant capacity than either vitamin E or vitamin C.

Studies at Austria''s University of Graz found that elderberry extract reduces oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Oxidation of LDL cholesterol is implicated in atherogenesis, thus contributing to cardiovascular disease.

Sambucol Study: Sambucol® was shown to reduce hemagglutination and inhibited replication of human influenza virus type A, type B and animal strains from swine and turkeys in cell cultures. A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study was conducted during an outbreak of influenza B Panama. A significant improvement of the symptoms, including fever, was seen in 93.3% of the cases in the Sambucol® treated group within 2 days. A complete cure was achieved within 2 to 3 days in nearly 90% of the Sambucol® treated group and within at least 6 days in the placebo group. "Inhibition of Several Strains of Influenza Virus in Vitro and Reduction of Symptoms by an Elderberry Extract (Sambucus nigra L) during an Outbreak of Influenza B Panama", Z. Zakay-Rones et al. J. Alt Compl Med 1995;1:361-369.

Sambucol Study 2: In a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study conducted in Norway, Sambucol® was shown to significantly reduce the duration of the flu by approximately four days. The use of rescue medication (pain relievers, etc.) was significantly less in the group receiving Sambucol® than in the placebo group. "Randomized study on the efficacy and safety of an oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections" Thom Erling & Therje Wollan, J. Int. Med. Res., 2004;32(2):132-140.

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More Immune System Help: Super Immune Boost
Our Sambusol Super Immune  Boost formula is designed specifically for a fast boost in immune system strength to fight off a cold or flu that is just getting started. It contains both forms of Echinacea, angustofolia and purpurea, as well as Elderberry (sambuca), Ginger and Miatake mushroom extracts, the most powerful immune boosting herbs.
The Formula and the Research

Serving size: 2ml, 3x daily at the first sign of a cold, flu or other illness.
Each serving contains: 2,000mg of Extract of Echinacea angustifolia (1:1), Echinacea purpurea (1:1), Elderberry (sambuca) (1:1), Maitake mushroom fruiting body (1:1), Ginger Root (1:1), Osha root (1:1) Wild Indigo root (1:1) and Thuja leaf (1:1).

Synergistic Blend

One of the basic principles of herbal medicine, stemming particularly from traditional Chinese herbal medicine, is that certain combinations of herbs develop a "synergy" or increased effectiveness. What this means is that they work better in combination than taken seperately. This formula is a perfect example. The combination of both forms of Echinacea along with the Elderberry, Ginger root, Miatake mushroom and other herbs produces a formula that supports all aspects of the immune system, stimulating and strengthening in different ways.

Numerous studies have shown the positive effects of Echinacea and Miatake mushrooms as potent activators of the various components of the immune system. Japanese studies have recently added evidence of the effectiveness of Miatake for immune disorders, cancer and other tumors.

Elderberry and Ginger aid in the immune response as well as having positive effects on any symptoms of the illnesses. Elderberry anthocyanins enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines. These unique proteins act as messengers in the immune system to help regulate immune response, thus helping to defend the body against disease. Ginger is well known for its ability to aid the body in fighting disease and fighting inflammation and is particularly effective in fighting the rhinoviruses that cause the common cold.

The remaining herbs, Osha, Wild Indigo and Thuja help to cleanse the blood and soothe the upper respiratory tract concentrating the power of the formula in the ears, nose and throat where most viruses and bacteria enter your body.
Sambusol Super Immune Boost Formula...

Immune Herb Testimonial Letters
Thank you for the Immune boost, it arrived just in time, I had a sore throat and slight fever and started taking it on Monday, two days later and I feel much better and feel sure it will not become a full blown cold. -Val

I am a school teacher so I am exposed to every virus that comes along. I couldn''t live without your immune formulas. Rather than half a dozen illnesses a year, it is unusual for me to even feel an illness coming on. And when I do, I just use some of the boost formula. Thank you for an excellent product. Barb.

I have never written a company before to tell them how much I liked or disliked their product regardless of how strongly I felt about them. But, because of recent experiences of mine, I felt compelled to write to you regarding 2 of your products - Sambusol Super Immune Boost and Super Immune Tonic.

I am a contract engineer and I get no paid time off - if I miss a day of work, I don''t get paid. So when this year''s cold and flu season started taking off and people all around me in the office were starting to spread the germs around, I became more than a little concerned. A close friend of mine told me about your two products - Sambusol Super Immune Boost and Super Immune Tonic - and swears by them.

He gave me a bottle of each as a gift and told me, "Trust me on this. Start taking the Tonic now, before you get sick and you probably won''t get sick. But if you do start to feel lousy, immediately switch off and use the Immune Boost. You''ll be amazed at how much quicker you''ll feel better than with any other drug or remedy you''ve ever tried." As is my nature, I thanked him and put them on the shelf in the medicine cabinet - where they stayed. You see, I am more than a little bit skeptical about a lot of things in life but one of my top things is medical stuff (my mother was a nurse for years and we lived by the standard belief that Doctor''s know what''s best for you).

Anyway, coworkers in the office began getting sick and taking many days off - not just one or two - with this year''s cold and flu bugs. To make matters worse, my wife - who is a teacher''s aide in a Kindergarten - came home feeling bad one day and started to tell me about how many kids were getting sick and not coming to school - again for many days at a time. She became sick and then, finally (I guess it was inevitable), I started getting sick. I woke up one morning with a really bad sore throat. I absolutely had to go to work because, as I said, if I don''t go in, I don''t get paid. I was just hoping that I could last long enough to make it to the weekend before it got too bad. I went to the medicine cabinet to see what I could take to get me through the day. We have the usual things in there - Cough Drops, Throat Lozenges, Sudafed, Robitussin, Tylenol, Advil, etc., etc. I immediately reached for the throat lozenges and Tylenol. As I pulled down these things, my eyes settled on your herbal extracts that my friend gave me. Going against my "better sense" I figured, "What the heck?" and opened the Sambusol Super Immune Boost. Am I ever glad that I did! I mixed the recommended amount in a little water and expected a horrible testing thing but was pleasantly surprised to find out that it really didn''t taste that bad - it sure beats the flavor of Robitussin! Since the bottle was small enough, I just tossed it in with my lunch so I could take it throughout the day (as recommended). Well, to make what''s become a long story shorter, I woke up the next day actually feeling good!! I had no sore throat after only taking the Immune Boost for one day! I continued to use the Immune Boost for a little while longer and began taking the Tonic. It''s been at least 3 months through the worst of the cold and flu season and I haven''t gotten sick again. Now I know why my friend swears by this stuff!

It wasn''t long after this that my oldest daughter started to get sick and become very run down and I made her take your Immune Boost formula, too. She made the usual teenager faces at me but I still made her start to take it. When she woke up the next day, she seemed to me to be somewhat better. When I asked her about it, she told me that although she still had some head congestion (probably from allergies which she has), she felt much better. I''m convinced that your products have made a great difference in our lives and am recommending these formulas to everyone we know!

Thanks for creating some fantastic products!!

TP Miller (Arizona)

Greenbush Natural Products
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