Elder (Sambucus nigra)

Elder (Sambucus nigra)

Elder Fact Sheet

(Sambucus nigra)

Description…

The elder has diuretic and anti-mucus actions. It contains B-complex vitamins, calcium, carbohydrates, fat, potassium, protein, rutin, tannic acid, tyrosin, vitamins A and C.

The potent parts of the plant are the berries, flowers, inner bark, leaves and roots. This herb cleanses the system and encourages immune functioning, is anti-inflammatory, stimulates circulation and can raise body temperature.

How It May Benefit You…

  • sweating stimulates the immune system
  • laxative effects
  • diuretic
  • eases constipation
  • fights inflammations
  • lowers fever
  • aids colds and flu
  • is an antioxidant
  • dry cough

Caution…

Do not consume the stems as they can be very toxic to the system.

WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.

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