ELDER BERRY : Sambucus nigra

ELDER BERRY : Sambucus nigra

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Dried botanicals for your everyday life. Organic and therapeutic quality, always.


Elder berries have been found to have potent anti-viral actions and are used to prevent or treat influenza and other viral conditions. The anthocyanins found within the berries demonstrate very strong free radical scavenging activity, making it a potent anti-oxidant used to protect cells from internal and external oxidative damage.

Both the flowers and berries are used to enhance immunity and alleviate symptoms of the common cold, sinusitis and hay fever.


Actions :

Anti-inflammatory  /  Anti-oxidant  /  Anti-viral  /  Immune enhancer  /  Diuretic 

Other uses :

To make an immune boosting syrup ; slowly simmer down a combination of elder berries, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in water. 

Packaging :

All botanicals come in fully compostable, resealable packaging. 


Please note that due to the nature of dried herbs being pure plant matter, the appearance may vary slightly between batches. Rest assured that the quality and organic certification will always remain the same. 


For larger order quantities please contact hannah@forageandbloom.co.nz 


References ;

Materia Medica of Western Herbs by Carole Fisher

Herbs and Natural Supplements; An evidence-based guide 3rd edition by Lesley Braun and Marc Cohen

A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs by Kerry Bone

The Constituents of Medicinal Plants by Andrew Pengelly