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Elder - Sambucus nigra

Elder - Sambucus nigra


System:  Respiratory


Qualities/Actions: As an alterative, it helps to cleanse the blood and improve overall health. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-catarrhal properties, making it effective for respiratory conditions and allergies. As an antispasmodic, it can help to relieve muscle cramps and spasms, while its diaphoretic and diuretic properties make it useful for promoting sweating and urination, supporting the body's natural detoxification processes. Additionally, elder flower is a nervine, meaning it can help to calm the nervous system and promote relaxation. Enjoy the many benefits of elder flower by incorporating it into your herbal remedies and teas.


Alterative: Gradually restore the proper function of the body and increase health and vitality.

Anticatarrhal: Help the body to remove excess mucous from the body.

Anti-inflammatory: Controls inflammation, a reaction to injury or infection.

Antispasmodic: Used to suppress smooth muscle contraction, especially in tubular organ. The effect is to prevent spasms and cramps of the stomach, intestine and bladder.

Diaphoretic: Cause sweat to come out of the skin pores.

Diuretic: Excrete water and help with sodium and water retention.
Nervine: Acts therapeutically upon the nerves, particularly in the sense of a sedative that serves to calm ruffled nerves.


Common Use: Infusion, Tincture.


Safety: No side effects or drug interactions have been reported (Hoffmann, 2003).


Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container.





Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.

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