“Although the ripe, cooked berries (pulp and skin) of most species of Sambucus are edible, uncooked berries and other parts of plants from this genus are poisonous. Leaves, twigs, branches, seeds, roots, flowers, and berries of Sambucus plants produce cyanogenic glycosides, which have toxic properties. Ingesting a sufficient quantity of cyanogenic glycosides from berry juice, flower tea, or beverages made […]

Story Time: Guillain Barre Syndrome

Story Time: Guillain Barré Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that is present in the body and awakened into activity by a challenge to the immune system. The influenza virus is known to trigger the activation of GBS. Since influenza vaccines also mildly challenge the immune system, about 1 in 1 million people will have an activation of GBS after being […]

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