|Latin Name:||Sambucus ebulus|
|Country of Origin:||Albania|
Our current offering of elderberries comes to us from certified organic stands of Sambucus ebulus in eastern Europe. Commonly known as dwarf elder, these berries can be used in your wellness formulas, including syrups, tinctures, and herbal tea blends.
- More Info
Elder is a plant native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Western-and Central Asia. Its flowers and berries have a long history of use in traditional European medicine. Elder berries have also been used for making preserves, wines, winter cordials, and for adding flavour and colour to other wines.
Elder berries have been known to support immune health.
- Typical Preparations
Teas, tinctures, syrups, wine, cordials, and even ketchup, often combined with propolis or echinacea.
The flowers and berries are most commonly used. The dried fruits are less bitter than fresh. The branches and leaves are poisonous. The small stem which is sometimes left on the berry is safe.
- Contraindications / Safety
- The raw fruit contains a component sambungin 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 product has not been evaluated by the CFIA or Health Canada. This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend consulting with a certified health practitioner before beginning use.