22 Dec Elder (Sambucus nigra)
Elder Fact Sheet
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
- eases constipation
- fights inflammations
- lowers fever
- aids colds and flu
- is an antioxidant
- dry cough
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.