Elder Fact Sheet
The elder has diuretic and anti-mucus actions. It contains B-complex vitamins, calcium, carbohydrates, fat, potassium, protein, rutin, tannic acid, tyrosin, vitamins A and C.
The potent parts of the plant are the berries, flowers, inner bark, leaves and roots. This herb cleanses the system and encourages immune functioning, is anti-inflammatory, stimulates circulation and can raise body temperature.
How It May Benefit You...
sweating stimulates the immune system
aids colds and flu
is an antioxidant
Do not consume the stems as they can be very toxic to the system.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.