this past winter, i just learned about elderberry tincture and made some with the idea of using it for the flu. i have had the tincture about a month and other than to take a teaspoon in a cup of water with sugar every now and then, i had not had a reason to use it much. however in the last week, i have taken a tsp in water three times a day, first to prevent the flu going around at DH's workplace, and when i first started having symptons, i started taking it and was impressed; my symptoms did not progress and the ones i had went away. well, my son got the stomach virus and i wondered if elderberry might help keep me from getting it while i took care of him. so far, so good, BUT here is my really big question. right now, i feel so much better and more energetic than i have in years (except for when i had to get a cortisone shot a few years ago for a spider bite) i am thinking and wondering if elderberry is doing other beneficial stuff for me. Maybe, i am wondering, another latent virues, epstein barr, or something may have been lurking in my body and making me tired and maybe elderberry is affecting it. has anyone else had this experience. i am thinking about in the future just regularly taking a tsp of tincture in water daily as an all around health remedy. does anybody else take the tincture everyday. i am just feeling so good, i would like to understand why. thanks for any input.