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Sambucus nigra


Fever, sweating, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, constipation, fluid retention, oedema, flu symptoms.


Composition :
100% Sambucus nigra - 500 mg

Part used :

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra), also called Black Elder or European Elderberry, is a shrub or small tree in the Musk plant family (Adoxaceae), native to most of Europe. The plant grows to 6 meters (20ft) tall with leaves 10 – 30 cm (4-12in) long, arranged in opposite pairs. The hermaphrodite flowers are borne in large, flat corymbs 10 – 25 cm (4-9in) in diameter in late spring to mid summer. The individual flowers are ivory white, 5 – 6 milimeters (approx. 0.2in) in diameter. The flowers are followed by small, purple-black berries

For medicinal purposes, the entire Elderberry plant is used: leaves, blossoms, fruit and bark. Especially the latter is used to treat rheumatism, arthritis and gout. In a placebo-controlled, double-blind study, Elderberry was shown to be effective against influenua B (Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine). A small study conducted at the University of Oslo, Norway, in 2004 showed that 93% of influenza A and B patients given Elderberry extract were completely symptom-free within two days (those given the placebo required six days to recover).

History: Elderberry is one of the few medicinal plants that goes back to prehistoric times. In folk medicine, Elderberry bark is used as a diuretic and to stop excessive sweating. The blossoms are used to treat colds, fever, influenza and cough (tea or hot wine).


Take 2-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.