Yes! You can take elderberry and sea moss together. In fact, you can often find the two ingredients together in one supplement!
Both of them have fantastic health benefits and complement each other well. You can buy supplements especially or you can create your own concoction with sea moss gel and elderberry, perhaps in a smoothie or drink.
One of the most common ways to take elderberry and sea moss together is in a jam-like mixture. Sea moss gel is blended with elderberry extract and other beneficial ingredients such as ginger and others loaded with vitamins and minerals.
This can be added to smoothies, scooped on top of cereal, blended into baked goods, eaten with yogurt, put on fruit, and so much more. You can make this yourself or buy it (or another similar concoction) from a health food store.
It is also very good when used in a hot drink or tea (provided all of the ingredients are safe for consumption together).
What is sea moss and elderberry good for?
Sea moss and elderberry are great for a number of respiratory ailments and the promotion of overall immune health. However, there is not much done in the way of research on the use of them both together, and so it is hard to say for sure what exactly the benefits may be.
What we do know is that both sea moss and elderberry are excellent natural ingredients that have been used for many years as an alternative form of medicine.
They may well be good for a number of ailments and can both help to promote overall health. They do share some similar properties and benefits but are also both helpful in their own unique way.
Elderberry is widely known for its supposed benefits relating to respiratory issues. It is said to be extremely beneficial for those suffering from coughs, colds, sore throats, and other ailments like this. It is one of the most commonly used and sought after natural remedies for cold and flu symptoms.
As well as the health benefits of the respiratory system, elderberry is also thought to help reduce fevers, inflammation, and swelling. Indigenous people used it as such for many years.
Sea moss is a very nutrient-packed ingredient that is thought to have many health benefits. In recent years, the use of sea moss has become fashionable following the use of it by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian.
It is thought to be an immune boosting natural remedy that is also beneficial for the respiratory system. It is also thought to help fertility and sexual health and is often sought out to help boost the sex lives of couples.
When taken together, you can expect to reap all of the properties and benefits mentioned above and many more.
If it is taken in a mixture with ginger, as mentioned earlier in the article, it is thought to be especially beneficial for cold and flu-like symptoms and can be taken as an immune system booster, too.
Both of the ingredients are thought to be expectorant, meaning they may dissipate mucus.
You should, however, bear in mind that there are not many science-backed studies done in relation to the effects of both sea moss and elderberry on human health. As such, you should always seek medical advice before using them.
Likewise, if you are experiencing an ailment and want to try elderberry and sea moss to help it, you should seek medical advice first in case you need regular medical care.
Does sea moss eliminate mucus?
It is possible that sea moss can eliminate mucus. However, there is not much in the way of medically backed evidence and research that has been done to prove this for sure.
That being said, it has been used as a way of eliminating mucus for many years in many places around the world, especially in the coastal areas of the Atlantic ocean in Europe and North America.
The reason it is thought to be so good at clearing mucus is that it has expectorant properties. Expectorants are also known as mucoactive agents and their purpose is to break up and loosen mucus in your chest. A cough syrup or cough candy would be classed as an expectorant.
Sea moss is also what makes carrageenan. Carrageenan could be used as a soothing agent to help any pain that you have as a result of your cold such as a sore throat. The properties it has may also be antiviral, helping to fight the virus that causes the cold.
As well as this, it has been proven that sea moss, and carrageenan by default, is very high in terms of nutritional content. They are full of antioxidants and also have vitamins and minerals that all work in tandem to improve your health.