Elderberry | Sambucas nigra fruct.

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Elderberry (Sambucas nigra fruct.)

Dried Elderberries (Sambucas nigra fruct.)

Dried Elderberries (Sambucas nigra fruct.)

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Sambucus nigra

Common name: Elder, Elderberry, European Elder

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Parts used: Fruit

Habitat: Native to UK and Europe and grows wild in cooler climates.

History /Folklore/Taste/Energetics: Bitter and sour. 

Constituents: Flavonoids, Anthocyanins, sambunigrin (cyanogenic glycoside), sambucine (alkaloid). 
Also contains vitamins A and C and D.

Actions: Nutritive, Antiviral, Immune Stimulant, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant 

Traditional and current uses

• Immune strengthener

• Mild laxative 

• Aids in treating colds, flus and viruses

• Respiratory infections

• Anti-inflammatory 

• Kidney health - helps the kidneys to clear out waste as its a diuretic

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