Beat the Cold with My Go-To Combo: Boiron Homeopathic Medicine and Sambucol Elderberry Syrup

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Feeling under the weather? Boiron homeopathic medicine and Sambucol elderberry syrup are my secret weapons to soothe the flu or a cold.

Boiron homeopathic medicines Oscillocconum with Sambucol elderberry syrup

Feeling a cold coming on? 

I started getting sick on a recent Friday night (gee thanks, what a way to start the weekend). 😩 I was telling a friend about it, and the next morning she dropped off Sambucol Homeopathic Cold & Flu Relief as well as Boiron Oscillococcinum and said, “Here, take these medicines together and get better”. And so I did.

I followed the instructions and the very next day I was already starting to feel better and my massive headache was gone! Amazing! I had never heard of either of these products before so I started googling (I probably should have done this prior to taking them but I’m a risk-taker 🤪).

I found countless 5-star reviews for both of these products, and was surprised at how well this combo seemed to work for others, too.sambucol elderberry in target shopping basket

What exactly is Sambucol Elderberry Syrup Cold & Flu Relief made of?

Sambucol is homeopathic and made from Black Elderberry and Zinc. It is safe for the entire family and will not cause drowsiness. It’s also non-habit forming and there are no known drug interactions.

The unique homeopathic formula helps to boost your immune system to help fight off a nasty cold.

Sambucol Elderberry Medicine In Box On Table

I especially like that Sambucol is available in quick-dissolve tablets, gummies, syrup, regular tablets, and lozenges. The quick dissolve tablets have a great taste so even the kiddos won’t complain.

Elderberry is high in vitamin C and dietary fiber that your body needs. It’s also rich in anthocyanins which have anti-inflammatory effects.

You can buy Sambucol Cold & Flu Relief from Amazon, Target or Walmart!

A box of Oscillococcinum, a Boiron homeopathic medicine

What is oscillococcinum? Here’s what to know about this Boiron homeopathic medicine…

Oscillococcinum is also homeopathic, non-drowsy, and works with your body to reduce the duration and severity of flu symptoms.

For best results, it’s best to take when you first start feeling sick to temporarily relieve bodyaches, headache, fever, chills, and fatigue.

Hey, I’m down for that when I’m starting to feel crummy! 🙋🏻‍♀️

Boiron Oscillococcinum On Table

Inside the Oscillococcinum box, you’ll find little cylinders that have individual doses of the quick-dissolving pellets.

And just like Sambucol, there’s no yucky flavor, and kiddos as young as 2 years old can take Oscillococcinum.

You can buy Oscillococcinum from Amazon, Target or Walmart!

Hand holding a bottle of Sambucol Elderberry Syrup

On the fence? Check out these Amazon reviews…

“I have been trying the different homeopathic cold/flu medicines, and just like the other OTC drugs, they are not always effective. However, these little pellets in a capsule are so effective at cutting the flu down so instead of a pouncing tiger, you only have to contend with a whimpering chihuahua.”

“WOW! This is a miracle drug! I was coming down with the flu and to make matters worse I was on a trip to see family. I thought I would have to stay in a hotel until my sister-in-law gave me this stuff. She handed me 3 vials, I emptied one on my tongue and she said to use another before bed and one tomorrow and you will be fine. She was right. I slept all night without coughing and my fever was gone by morning, and I felt like a new person. It was unbelievable. When I arrived home, I placed my order with Amazon and will never be without this stuff again.”

“I can’t believe how fast this worked on my four-year-old son, uncontrollable coughing and congestion one day, and the next morning completely cleared up.”

“Love this stuff & swear by it. Take it as soon as you feel a cold and it will wipe it out or shorten & lessen the severity.”

Boiron homeopathic medicine and Sambucol elderberry on a RiteAid shelf

My final thoughts on Boiron homeopathic medicine + Sambucol Elderberry Syrup.

I’m obviously not a doctor and the advice and opinions here are my own. I also want to disclose that this is not a sponsored post. I was honestly just so excited after experiencing the relief I got from taking these products together.

You may find this soothes your cold too. As with any new medicine, be sure to check with your doctor prior to taking either the Boiron homeopathic medicine or the Sambucol elderberry syrup.

Check out our other favorite natural cold remedies!

About the writer:

Angela graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and has 25+ years of experience as a writer and photographer with her work being featured in US Weekly Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, and more.

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Comments 8

  1. Ashley

    Oscillococcinum is what I took last time I was sick and while i didn’t feel like i was as sick as my husband, i was sick just as long. Maybe if i took something along with it that would of helped

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing how that one worked for you the last time you were sick, Ashley. ❤️

  2. Dee

    Oscillococcinum is a placebo and an expensive one at that. None of its active ingredient is present in a dose of the final product, nor is there any credible evidence that duck liver is effective in relieving (or causing) flu symptoms in the first place.

    • Dee

      You should also check into the class action lawsuit, Gallucci v. Boiron, Inc., in which the company settled for $5 million due to overblown claims that its products had the ability to treat a wide range of ailments including the flu, arthritis, joint pain, aches, fevers, coughs, and insomnia.
      If consumers want a hip tip to save money, avoiding products that are placebos would be a good way to save their healthcare dollars.

  3. Rainbow

    I always have sambucol available, with the slightest feeling of getting sick, I start taking it, and most times it helps my body fight and not get sick.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m the same, Rainbow. Great to hear how well it helps you too. 💕

  4. CrissieM

    Boiron products work amazing for our family! Love Oscillococcinum for taking at the first sign of flu-like symptoms and we are never without it. Will have to check out the Sambucol products. Glad we each have the freedom to choose what works for us. Thanks for sharing!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re SO welcome! 💞 Happy that that Boiron items have worked so well for you! 🙌 Hope the Sambucol products are a hit too!

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