Elderberries (Sambucus nigra)
Elderberries (Sambucus Nigra) – well-known bush, beautifies its surroundings twice a year:
first in spring when in May bloom with intense smelling yellowish-white flowers, then again in autumn when it reveals the rich tassels of
the fruits black berries, bending the narrow branches down to the ground.
We have saying about the extraordinary features of the elderberries,”in front of the camomile
smekni, in front of the elderberries kneel”.
Each part of elderberry has excellent healing power – root, leaf, flower and fruit. The entire flower plate is picked at the very beginning of flowering when the middle flowers are still closed. But you can also buy a flower drug in a pharmacy or drugstore. Flower tea is a first-classcure for all colds (colds). It induces sweating, destroys rotting bacteria, cleans bloody
bronchi. It also has diuretic effects and is slightly absorbed, thereby relieving constipation.
When used externally, the drug is a great addition to inhalation mixtures against rhinitis and bronchitis, but also against headaches, face, teeth and ears, and has proven to be a testis forvaricose veins.
The fruits (berries) are collected when they are almost
ripe, take them carefully, remove the green berries, leave only black and healthy. We can dry
them, make syrup, cook them as a compote or pour the wine in the usual way. We can eat
them raw, but only in smaller quantities because they are laxative.
The main importance of the fruits are that it relieves pain of nervous origin. They help in
nerve inflammations (neuritis and nerugalia).
Fruits of Elderberries
major cold and flu relief
immune system booster
lowers blood sugar
encourages healthy skin
natural diuretic and laxative
essential oils, ruin, sambunigrin
Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron
waste ground roadsides
flower heads -May-June
Fruits – mid August – mid September
Black elder, Boutree, Elder, common elder, European elder, Elderberry bush, Sambucus nigra