Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra
Common Names: Black-berried European elder, boor tree, European elder, German Elder
According to some sources the berries can be toxic to some if eaten raw.
Elder Berries are commonly used for their antioxidant qualities, and are a good source of Vitamins A and C. In traditional medicine, the berries were used for their diuretic, astringent and laxative properties.
Herb: Elderberries - Organic - 1 Oz.
Elder berries are used for the flu, H1N1 "swine" flu, HIV/AIDS, and to boost the immune system. It is also used for sinus pain, back and leg pain (sciatica), nerve pain (neuralgia), and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Some people use elderberry for hay fever, cancer, as a laxative, to increase urine flow, and to cause sweating.