Latin name: Sambucus nigra L.
Other names: Black Elder, Black Elderberry, Boor Tree, Bountry, Elder, Common Elder. Elder Berry, Elderberries
Elderflower is the oldest herb cultivated by human. For over 4,000 years, natural healers have relied on elderflower to treat asthma and allergies. Elderflower has been used in traditional medicine all over the world in many different cultures due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Elderflower is used for swollen sinuses (sinusitis), colds, influenza (flu), bronchitis, diabetes, and constipation. As an oral rinse, elderflower can be used for its antiseptic properties as a mouthwash and gargle. Elderflower also reduces blood sugar levels, similar to the way insulin works. Elderflower contains powerful antioxidants and phytochemicals that help prevent free radical damage. The herb is comprised of several essential vitamins, including Vitamin A, the B- complex, and Vitamin C. Elderflower is rich in bioflavonoids that are most commonly known for their antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory properties. This plant also contains analgesic terpenoids.
- Runny nose