New drink helps protect against flu

If you’re looking for extra ways to help protect your family from the flu this season, try the new Elderflower bottled beverage just introduced by Tizane, America’s botanical beverage pioneer.

Elderflower was traditionally taken for treating colds, flu, sinusitis and other respiratory issues. Part of the honeysuckle family, it has had culinary usage since Medieval times, and was also considered “nature’s cure all” because of its antiviral and immune building properties.

Tizane Elderflower is a lush blend of elderflower and other select botanicals that are then long-steeped in pure hot water to make an infusion. This releases the full active ingredients and mineral richness of these powerful plants. Like all Tizane beverages, Elderflower is not a tea and contains no caffeine or other artificial or unnatural ingredients.

Researchers are taking note with botanicals being studied for their many exciting benefits in health and prevention. A Tufts University study found a few cups a day of hibiscus helps lower blood pressure, while a team from Ben Gurion University in Israel found lemongrass to have anti-cancer properties.

This has led to Israeli doctors recommending cancer patients drink lemongrass.

Tizane comes in Elderflower and three original flavors: Hibiscus, Lemongrass and Jasmine. They are sold in natural foods markets and independent grocers throughout New England, New York City, and greater Washington, D.C. The suggested retail price is $2.99 per 12-ounce bottle. 1.888.2.TIZANE.