Marking a significant milestone: on June 15th, 2023 the international patent application for ElderCraft® has been published: “ELDERBERRY EXTRACT FOR USE IN A METHOD OF PREVENTING OR TREATING SARS-CoV-2 INFECTION”

The laboratory headed by Prof. Schubert Institute of Virology, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg studied the effect of ElderCraft®, an extract made by IPRONA from Sambucus nigra, L. black elderberries (variety Haschberg) on the replication of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The study revealed that ElderCraft® inhibits at the replication of the virus in vitro.

Encouraged by these findings, IPRONA filed an international patent describing ElderCraft® for use in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

Prof. Schubert points out that their recent research findings indicate the extract exhibits potent anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity. The remarkable efficacy of this extract is not confined to the Wuhan type of the virus; it extends equally to variants of concern Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Omicron.

ElderCraft® is a branded, high-quality natural ingredient derived from the European Black Elderberry Extract, Sambucus nigra. This premium product is utilized worldwide as an ingredient in a variety of food supplements designed to boost immunity.

The extract is made by an entirely mechanical, solvent-free ultra-filtration process to enrich an active blend of polyphenols, anthocyanins, polysaccharides and berry micronutrients from “Haschberg” elderberries grown exclusively for Iprona in southeast Austria. 



Iprona AG developed and markets ElderCraft® European Black Elderberry Extract as a raw material so companies can produce products containing ElderCraft®. Because this website can be accessed from anywhere with Internet connectivity, the information presented here is intended for informational purposes only and does not necessarily satisfy regulatory requirements of all countries. Iprona AG makes no claims regarding the use of the finished products. All manufacturers and distributors with whom we do business are responsible for ensuring that the claims of their products comply with all regulatory requirements in effect in the locations in which their products are marketed and sold.

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