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What Elder herb Is:

Musical instruments, weaving needles, and, of course, elderberry wine all have come from this plant, a member of the honeysuckle family. People have been cultivating this small tree, with its clusters of tiny white flowers and blackish purple berries, probably since prehistoric times. Nine or so different species of elder grow in various parts of North America and Europe. The bark, berries, and flowers all have been used to make tonics said to do everything from induce sweating and treat colds to encourage excretion. Herbal distributors often confuse the different species and call them by different names, but the best (or at least best studied) of the bunch is S. nigra, known variously as elder, European elder, elderberry, and black elderberry. Native Americans used S. canadensis for the same medicinal purposes, but this species may have a different medicinal impact.

Elder flowers have diuretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-catarrhal actions. They raise body temperature, causing sweating which is useful in stimulating the immune system. The bark and berries have laxative, diuretic and anti- inflammatory actions.

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Elder is mainly used to treat colds, flu, dry coughs, sinusitis and catarrh.


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