Elderberry

Sambucus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. The various species are commonly called elder or elderberry.

 

elderberryUsed for its antioxidant activity to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis. Elderberry juice was used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995.

 

 

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Neal Sullivan, herbalist and beekeeper, with elderberry harvest

 

 

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