Sambucus nigra; S. canadensis
Elder Flower; Elder Berries; Elder Leaves
Taste: Bitter, Spicy
Indications: Flowers: Colds, Flu, Fever, Coughs, rashes, Burns, Wrinkles. Berries: Sinuses, night sweats, rheumatism, neuralgia. Leaves: rashes, leaves, burns, wrinkles, skin ailments. Flowers and Leaves are good for Liniments and Oils. Berries are good for Teas.
Used to make Jams, Syrups, wine and eaten as a fruit.
Precaution(s): Berries can cause Hyper Cytokins. Use Flowers to be safe. Red Elder are toxic. Do not use excessively.