Simple Herbal Extracts | Elderflower



Botanical Name

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

Part Used




Traditional Information*

Elderflowers are a mild remedy often used with Peppermint for children’s colds and flu. The flowers are antiviral, diaphoretic, emollient and mildly diuretic. The Eclectic Specific Indications for Sambucus are indolent ulcers (bedsores or impetigo) with boggy borders and a serous discharge that forms crusts..

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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