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elderberry

Herbal medicine
A flowering shrub, the flowers and berries of which contain cyanogenic glycosides, essential fatty (linoleic, linolenic and palmitic) acids, flavonoids, mucilage, pectins, resin, tannic acid and vitamin C. It is antipyretic, diaphoretic, expectorant, laxative and a mild stimulant; it has been used as an infusion for colds and respiratory tract infections, and topically for skin irritation and conjunctivitis.

elderberry

(el′dĕr-ber″ē)
A flowering shrub (Sambucus nigra) that produces dark blue or black berries that contain antioxidants. Studies suggest an extract derived from the berries may treat symptoms of influenza or help patients in weight loss.

elderberry,

n Latin names:
Sambucus nigra, Sambucus canadensis; parts used: buds, fruit; uses: common cold, toothaches, headaches, diaphoresis, hay fever, sinus infections, epidermal irritations, lacerations, liver disorders, inflammation; precautions: pregnancy, lactation; bark and leaves are poisonous; can cause nausea, cyanide poisoning. Also called
black elder, boretree, bountry, common elder, ellhorn, European elder, and
sweet elder.

elderberry

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Concerning the physicochemical characteristics, Brix for the commercial elderberry beverage ranged from 12.
Elderberry is well-positioned to be a common immune supporting ingredient in jams/jellies, bars, beverages, tablets, capsules, powder mixes, gummies, teas, and even chocolates, as a natural and healthy way to keep the body in balance.
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Aggresive advertising this year by HBI will reinforce the black elderberry message while creating awareness around the new SKO, which Bell says complements the original Sambucol 4-ounce liquid and 30-count chewable lozenges.
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Elderberry has been used for many years as a bird shrub and to produce the berries used in elderberry wine.
The department is cleaning debris from a massive screening system, checking pipelines and repairing erosion at the earthen Elderberry Dam, where water from a reservoir cycles into the plant.
A standardized extract of black elderberry marketed under the name Sambucol has been found to fight the avian flu virus H5N1 in the laboratory, according to British researchers.
A favorite of traditional healers all over Europe and North America is Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis).
Police have broken down doors, screamed obscenities, and held innocent people at gunpoint only to discover that what they thought were marijuana plants were really sunflowers, hibiscus, ragweed, tomatoes, or elderberry bushes.
A study published in the Journal Of International Medical Research compared the effects of a standardized elderberry syrup with a placebo on flu symptoms.