Sambucus nigra         Family: Caprifoliaceae



Caution: Do not eat berries raw, can cause digestive upset and diarrhea

Dosage: ½-1 Cup infusion daily to boost immune system; more frequently at onset of symptoms; syrup: 1-2 tbsp several times throughout the day

Parts Used: Flowers, berries

Fun Fact: In old world traditions, an elder bush was commonly planted at the edge of the herb garden as the ‘protector’ of the garden

Range: Native to North America and Europe in zones 4-7

Habitat & Growing Conditions: Likes moist edge habitat near lakes and ponds, in full or light shade

Traditional Chinese Medicine Flavors: Acrid, bitter, cool


Key Constituents:

Try our immune supporting products featuring Elderberry:


Medicinal Herbs, Rosemary Gladstar p134

The Way of Herbs, Michael Tierra p133


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