Elder

Scientific Name

Sambucus nigra


Overview

Elderflowers are diuretics and perform anti-inflammatory and anti-catarrhal actions.  They increase body temperature, cause sweat, and the bark and berries have laxative, diuretic and anti-inflammatory actions.  It is mostly used to fight colds, the flu, coughs, sinusitis and catarrh, a disease of the mucus membranes.


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Sources

  1. [0] – http://www.nytimes.com/1865/03/03/news/chronic-catarrh-its-symptoms-causes-effects-few-practical-remarks-dr-lighthill.html
  2. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs