Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra
Common Names: Black-berried European Elder, Boor Tree, European Elder, German Elder
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Humans eat the berries as well, and often serve them cooked in pies and jams, as well as in elderberry wine. According to some sources the berries can be toxic to some if eaten raw, however. The berries have also been used in times past as a dye or a flavoring.
Elderberry contains antioxidants, and for thousands of years Elderberry has been used to ease the symptoms of colds and flu, and help boost the immune system. Make a tincture, a syrup, or combine with an herbal tea.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, considered the Elderberry shrub his medicine chest and over the centuries, elderberry has been used to help with colds, flu, fever, burns, cuts, and more.