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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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Try elder flowers and a cough syrup of elder berries, or try an equal parts blend of mullein flower, coltsfoot, comfrey leaf and horehound.
The Alpaflor Alp-Organic line includes such extracts as white genepi, butterfly bush, hyssop, white hore hound, plantain, elder flowers and thyme.
Preparations made from elder flowers show evidence of anti-viral activity.
I am grateful to Colleen Cooney who brought this to my attention in her letter in the November/December issue of Natural Life, when she wrote about elder flowers and that she became ill after eating them.
You can make yet another eye-strengthening remedy by placing a teaspoon each of fennel, elder flowers, and verbena in a cup of boiling water.
Decongestant: In a three to one ratio, mix elder flowers and yarrow flowers in an infusion.
Especially in a farming community people want to know where the beef has come from and if you can incorporate that with the fact that the elder flowers come from a nearby field, then it widens the whole picture.
Elder flowers can also be taken in a half-and-half mixture with either yarrow or peppermint, both of which are mild-tasting and have the same diaphoretic effect.
A warm tea of catnip, chamomile, elder flowers and peppermint is a gentle remedy to help bring some fever relief.
Make an herbal infusion using approximately four tablespoons each of dried elder flowers and thyme leaves.
Some examples are linden flower, elder flowers, St.
Immerse yourself in skin-softening cocoa butter, then use the muslin bag of oats as well as the mix of elder flowers and cowslips to gently exfoliate your body.