Description. Elderberry is a powerful healing herb. Berries contain Vitamin C, potassium, carotin, amino acids, tannins, glucose and fructose. In Europe, Elderberry is popular for colds and fevers, and to help expectoration in bronchitis and asthma. Elder is commonly described as being a diaphoretic. It is often incorporated in herbal mixtures to treat influenza, sinusitis, and bronchitis. Other recommended uses include neuralgia, nervous conditions, inflammatory diseases, rheumatism, diabetes, and various infections. It is also employed as a laxative, a diuretic, for weight loss, and as a topical preparation for skin disorders. Use. Elderberry plants have been used for generations by the native people of the Pacific Northwest as both powerful medicine and vitamin-packed food supplements. The berries are used as preparations, as well as a food, in wine and other drinks, and in jams. Laboratory studies suggest that elder has anti-inflammatory effects, and indicate that elder preparations may protect the liver against toxins.
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