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The dried flowers of Sambucus canadensis or S. nigra (family Caprifoliaceae), the common elder or black elder; weak laxative.
Synonym(s): elder, elder flowers
[L. an elder-tree]


coarse bushes, members of the family Sambucaceae; contains toxic oil which causes diarrhea; sometimes also causes cyanide poisoning. Includes S. canadensis, S. ebulus (danewort, dwarf elder), S. nigra (common elder), S. pubens.
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Evaluacion de la arboreas Sambucus nigra y Acacia decurrens como suplemento para vacas lecheras en la Sabana de Bogota, Colombia.
In a previous study, an extract of Sambucus nigra L demonstrated antimicrobial activity in vitro against 13 common nosocomial gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens, including methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia colif and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Sambucus nigra, Euphrasia officinalis, Inula helenium, Glycyrrhiza glabra and Oleo europa)
Among the most frequently used plants to deal with these problems (NUS >20 %) were: Sambucus sp.
These chapters focus mainly on the humanist's understanding of the term emblema, his particular vision of creative imitation, and the rhetorical strategies chosen by Sambucus to reach his audience.
Madeleine Mumcuoglu, Sambucol is derived from the black elder tree, Sambucus nigra L.
Instead, choose something like the cut-leaved sambucus which is attractive, about a quarter of the price and much easier to grow.
Sambucus Canadensis (black elder), rose, Viburnum opulus and nudum (cranberry-tree and withe-rod), Pyrus Americana (American mountain-ash), Corylus rostrata (beaked hazel-nut), Diervilla trifida (bush-honeysuckle), Prunus Virginiana (choke-cherry), Myrica gate (sweet-gale), Nemopanthes Canadensis (mountain holly), Cephalanthus occidentalis (button-bush), Ribes prostratum, in some places (fetid currant).
SAMBUCUS nigra 'Black Lace' How lovely it is to see these native elderflower shrubs across the countryside laden with their creamy white fragrant blossoms.
Sambucus nigra is a woody perennial and multi-stemmed bush (sometimes considered a small tree) that loves nitrogen-rich, acidic soils and grows well as an understory to larger trees.
Sambucus nigra (elderberry) is a commonly used herbal medicine, traditionally used in respiratory illnesses including influenza, colds and catarrh, and as a diaphoretic, diuretic, laxative and anti-inflammatory agent.