Elder is a plant native to most of Europe, North America, and southwest Asia. Its flowers and berries have a long history of use in traditional European medicine. Elder is a flowering perennial shrub with a long history of use ranging from its healthful properties to using the hollowed stems, resembling a pipe, for blowing up a fire. Sambucus nigra & S. ebulus flowers are a pure diaphoretic and are most commonly infused as elder flower tea or included in herbal infusion blends. Elder flowers have historically been infused into ales, cordials, vinegars, and water. Cosmetic recipes have also been known to include elderflower as an ingredient.
Elder berries support immune health.*
The raw fruit contains a component sambunigrin which may cause vomiting and severe diarrhea if ingested.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.