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Elderberry - Sambuscus nigra

Elderberry - Sambuscus nigra


Qualities/Actions: Most commonly used as a syrup for your immunity or when a cold/flu is showing signs. Taken on onset, elderberry can reduce the duration of colds and flus as it interfers with the virus replication. It also works to strengthen the cell walls to stop viral penetration.

Elderberry is a powerful and versatile dried herb that offers a range of health benefits. Packed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, elderberry has been used for centuries to help alleviate a variety of ailments. Its high levels of antiviral compounds make it a natural choice for boosting the immune system and fighting off common viruses. Whether consumed in tea form or combined with other herbs, elderberry is a potent immune stimulant that can help support overall health and wellness. Add this dried herb to your collection and enjoy its numerous health benefits.


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

Antioxidant: A substance that protects cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

Antiviral: Effective against viruses.

Immune Stimulant: A substance that modifies, or modulates, the immune system to help your body respond to a disease or illness.


Common Use: Culinary, Decoction, Tincture.


Safety: Elder bark, leaves, roots, seeds and unripe berries are considered toxic. They can cause diarrhea and nausea and a general depression of the CNS (central nervous system) due to the cyanide-producing glycosides. Cooking and/or drying the berries reduce the cyanogenic glycoside content.


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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