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What is Elderberry?

The Elderberry, also known as willow, elder, elderberry, sambucus, or sabuco is a deciduous shrub with dense, rounded foliage, which can reach heights of between 2 to 7 meter. Its name sambucus, derives from the Greek word sambuke which is a musical instrument used in Roman times and made from the wood of the species itself, the elderberry. On the other hand, the word Nigra means black, due to the color of its fruits. The Elderberry is commonly found in Europe, Northwest Africa, Central Asia and Southwest Asia.

Properties of the Elderberry Herb

The elderberry is a medicinal plant with properties that have been used since ancient times to cure many types of ailments .

Its medicinal properties are:

  • Sudorific : stimulates perspiration. The plants are used in cases of fever, bronchitis or colds.
  • Purifying: purifies the blood helping to eliminate waste and toxins improving our health and preventing disease due to accumulation of toxic substances.
  • Diuretic: helps in the blood purification process by eliminating toxins.
  • Anti-inflammatory: reduces inflammation.
  • It has antioxidants, anthocyanins and phenols that prevent diseases and delay aging
  • Mild antidepressant effect that will help you lift your spirits.

Its proven ability to prevent and accelerate the cure of infectious diseases of the respiratory system make it a complement to take into account in the current pandemic situation.

Benefits of the Elderberry Herb


  • Helps to fight cold and flu
  • Strengthens the heart and reduces the risk of hypertension
  • Helps to prevent depression
  • Boosts the immune system by stimulating the growth of white blood cells
  • Prevents stomach and duodenal ulcers
  • Prevents the formation of kidney stones
  • Purifies the blood

How is Elderberry tea prepared?

The infusion of flowers is prepared with two full teaspoons of fresh or dried flowers in ¼ liter of boiling water . Let it sit for a few minutes and take it three times a day. With this healing elderberry tea, you will benefit from all its medicinal properties.

Elderberry Contraindications

  • There is no data that provide safety on its use in pregnant women or during lactation .
  • No part of the plant should be eaten other than the flowers or cooked or seedless fruits. Although it could be used for External Use.
  • The fruit can interfere with immunosuppressive drugs and corticosteroids



NOTE: We highly recommend that before using any herbal medications you should consult your health care provider or medical doctor for professional advice.

Disclaimer: All herbs and spices listed on http://islandherbsandspices.com/ or sold for medical and household use only, again we advice that before using any HERBS for medical purposes, please consult your physician.

Elderberry Berry Powder

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