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Sambucus nigra

  • Botanical nameSambucus nigra

  • Common name: Elderberry

  • Geographical position: 900m above sea level

  • Part of the plant used: Fruit (wild)

  • Appearance: Dark Brown solid.

  • Major compounds: Cyanidin- 3- glucoside, quercetin, phenylacetaldehyde

  • Odor: Natural and fresh fragrance


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Sambucus nigra has several properties such as diuretic and laxative ones. It stimulates sweating allowing a natural thermoregulation in case of fever or damage to the lymph system (lymphedema) and osteoarthritis.

Elderberry is used to boost immunity system.cause colds, flu, coughs, thanks to its antibacterial properties. It is indicated in case of rhinitis, sinusitis and bronchitis.

It can help the treatment of urinary tract inflamation, such as cystitis and prostatitis because it acts as a calming agent.

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties and the mild analgesic action it is used in headache and back pain if of an inflammatory nature.

Bioflavonoids, found in berries, strengthen the immune system by increasing antioxidant levels and protecting cell walls from viruses. [1, 2, 3]

It can greatly affect the course of disease processes by counteracting oxidative stress, exerting beneficial effects on blood pressure, glycaemia reduction, antitumour potential, increase in the activity of antioxidant enzymes in the blood plasma, the reduction of uric acid levels. [4] 


[1] Mohaddese Mahboubi: Sambucus nigra (black elder) as alternative treatment for cold and flu. ADV TRADIT MED (ADTM). 2021; 21(3): 405–414. Published online 2020 Jul 10. doi: 10.1007/s13596-020-00469-z. PMCID: PMC7347422

[2] Evelin Tiralongo, Shirley S. Wee, and Rodney A. Lea: Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Nutrients. 2016 Apr; 8(4): 182. Published online 2016 Mar 24. doi: 10.3390/nu8040182. PMCID: PMC4848651PMID: 27023596

[3] Zakay-Rones Z, Thom E, Wollan T, Wadstein J. Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections. J Int Med Res. 2004;32(2):132–140. doi: 10.1177/147323000403200205.

[4] Andrzej Sidor, Anna Gramza-Michałowska, Advanced research on the antioxidant and health benefit of elderberry (Sambucus nigra) in food – a review, Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 18, Part B, 2015, Pages 941-958, ISSN 1756-4646.

* Please, note that the above statements are summaries of published studies and and investigations as cited at the end of each statement.

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