Latin name: Sambucus nigra L.
Other names: Black Elder, Black Elderberry, Boor Tree, Bountry, Elder, Common Elder. Elder Berry, Elderberries
Elderberry is quite widely used in natural medicine, it is probably the oldest cultivated herb used by man. For over four thousand years healers relied on the health benefits of this plant using to treat allergies and asthma, and to his famous Cleopatra bath lent him.
Elderberry fruit contain vitamin C and a and B vitamins, are a source of iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and other valuable minerals. They are known for their cleansing properties of the body of harmful products of metabolism and toxins, which is why they are so effective at detoxifying therapies. They also work antioxidant, also have antibacterial and antiviral activity, juice or infusion of these fruits should be used in patients with flu symptoms, since much shorter duration of infections. Thanks to its formula, an anti-inflammatory, reduce fever. They facilitate the treatment of urinary tract infections and fight free radicals, thus active against cancerous.
With fruit elderberry juice can be prepared, tincture or simply drink brewed from dried fruit. They can not be eaten in raw form, but processed are invaluable, one of the oldest used by human medicament.
- Purification of the body
- Inflammation of the urinary tract