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Sambucus Nigra


Also known as elderberry, is a species of flowering plant that is native to Europe, but it can also be found in North America and parts of Asia. The elderberry is known for its clusters of small, white flowers and dark purple berries. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and are used in several natural remedies. 
Sambucus Nigra


Elder, elderberry, black elder, European elder, European elderberry, and European black elderberry




Sambucus nigra is a diaphoretic, laxative, diuretic, anti-rheumatic, emunctory stimulant), anti-neuralgic, alterative, carminative, and an emetic.


Elderberry is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. It also is often used to alleviate symptoms in respiratory conditions and supports the immune system.


    Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is known to have immune-boosting properties. With its high level of vitamin C and antioxidants, it is used to reduce the duration and severity of colds and flus. Other benefits from using elderberries regularly come from the antioxidants, including flavonoids and polyphenols that help prevent aging and various diseases. The anthocyanins in elderberries have also been linked to cardiovascular health and may help improve blood vessel function and reduce the risk of heart disease.


    It’s important to note that most parts of the elderberry plant can be used, but raw or unripe berries may be toxic. However, once cooked, there are several ways to enjoy elderberries including jams, jellies, pies, desserts, syrups, cordial, teaand various alcoholic beverages. Elderberry also comes in supplements including capsules and extracts. 


    Elderberries (Sambucus nigra) have been in traditional medicine for centuries dating back to Ancient Egypt. In traditional Europe folk medicine, elderberries were used to treat respiratory infections, alleviate cold and flu, and promote overall well-being. They are still used widely today and are a good source of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and dietary fiber.

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