Sambucus nigra


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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.
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Sambucus nigra

(sam-bu'kus nig'ra, -boo') [L. sambucus nigra, black elderbery] See: elderberry
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To improve URT conditions, anti-inflammatory/anti-allergy herbs such as Sambucus nigra, Euphrasia officinalis and Verbascum thapsus are useful.
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) wine has been shown to be rich in phenolic compounds like quercetin and kaempferol compounds, phenolic acids, and anthocyanins.