March 17, 2011

Elder or Sambucus

Sambucus nigra, Adoxaceae, Elder, Elderberry, ...Image via WikipediaUp Plants A-Z

  • Elder - A modern herbal by Mrs. M. Grieve
  • Elder in profile -
  • Elder (Sambucus nigra) -
  • Sambucus - "Sambucus (elder or elderberry) is a genus of between 5 and 30 species of shrubs or small trees in the moschatel family, Adoxaceae. It was formerly placed in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae, but was reclassified due to genetic evidence." - Wikipedia
Medicinal properties
  • Elder berry and elder flower - "The elder plant works for many problems such as coughs and colds and arthritis." -
  • Elder Herb (Sambucus Nigra) - "Internally, both the bark of young branches and the root (the inner bark which is used) are purgative and diuretic in proper dosage. In large doses they are emetic, strongly purgative, and can cause inflammation in the gastro-intestinal tract.
  • GENERIC NAME: ELDER (Sambucus nigra) - ORAL - "Elder has been used for cough and cold, arthritis, and certain skin conditions." -
  • How to Make Elder Flower Tea - "... you can use the elder flower to treat runny nose symptoms caused by colds or allergies. The elder flower also acts as an antiviral and an immune stimulant and is used to lower fever and to treat coughs." -
  • Information about the herb Elder Tree - "Elder flowers, Elder flower water and Elder flower oil have been used in a variety of ways topically and as a tonic mixture. The leaves and flowers are a common ingredient in ointments and poultices and are used externally for: * burns * chapped skin (the oil) * cuts * scalds * scrapes * swelling" -
  • Elderberry Jam -
  • Elderberry Wine Recipe -
  • Elderflower cordial -
  • Elderflower cordial - "Elderflower cordial is a soft drink made largely from a refined sugar and water solution and uses the flowers of the elderberry, also called the sambucus nigra." - Wikipedia
  • Elder recipes - Elderberry wine, elderberry fritters, elderberry cake, elderflower lemonade, elderberry conserve, elderberry conserve, elderflower vinegar, boiled elder shoots, pickled elder shoots, elderberry chutney, elderberry ketchup -

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