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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.
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The authors highlight some of the key areas of research of elderberry as a therapeutic intervention, noting that the presence of polyphenols with potential antioxidant properties is the main contributor towards the medicinal effects.
We meet quite often and have just had a holiday at home week when we had an 'Elderberry Olympics' - not races but board games.
A vinous, tart, plum colored pear cider infused with Rhubarb and Elderberry juices and organic honey.
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.
In 2003, pioneering virologist Dr Madeleine Mumcuoglu discovered the active ingredient in elderberry from the black elder and ran a series of Europe-based trials to establish its effect on the two most common strains of human flu ( it was found to be 99% effective in alleviating symptoms.
To Native American Indians, elderberry was considered 'the medicine chest of the common people'.
His plans will mean a proper market for his 40 varieties of wine, including sloe, damson, cowslip, hawthorn blossom and oak leaf, as well as more conventional favourites like elderberry and rhubarb.
Accompany with cloudberry jam, elderberry jam, and buckthornberry jam.
He was celebrating the elderberry, commonly found among hedgerows, with glasses of specially brewed elder flower champagne.
Ravanelli, Claire Hughes' son of Frightful Flash was prominent throughout with his battling powers getting him home to a neck verdict over Elderberry Flyer from Pat Ryan's Shifnal kennels.
The three semi finals of the Tony Williams Coronation Cup (575 metres) are the highlights at Romford with the silky-smooth ELDERBERRY CHICK rating a banker.
for this project relate to the Federally listed valley elderberry longhorn beetle (VELB).