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Elder Berries, whole

Sambucus nigra


Origin: Bulgaria

The flower, leaf, and berry of the elder tree may all be used in herbalism to help treat different ailments. The berries have been used to support healing from fever, the common cold, and flu. Other applications include support for healing skin eruptions, sprains, bruises, wounds, hayfever, sinus infections, tension, constipation and rheumatism. Elder berries also have diuretic and laxative qualities.

Warning: Raw berries may cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, so do not consume them in raw form. Not enough research has been done to determine whether elder berries are safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women. Because elder berries may cause the immune system to become more active, it is best for people with autoimmune diseases to avoid use.