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Benefits Of Elderberry

Updated: Apr 3

Scientific Name: Sambucus nigra

Common Name: Elder, Elderberry, European Elderberry, Black elder, Black elderberry, Sambucus

Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)

elderberry plant

Elderberries come in several varieties from the Sambucus tree, a flowering plant that belongs to the Adoxaceae family. The most familiar type is Sambucus nigra, also known as European elderberry or black elderberry, which usually grows up to 30 feet tall and has clusters of white or cream-colored flowers, often referred to as elderflowers with small bunches of black or blue-black berries. Although elderberries are one of the most commonly used medicinal plants throughout the world and history and are even used for culinary purposes, the berries of the plant must be cooked to be eaten. In contrast, the flower can be eaten raw or cooked (1).

Benefits of Elderberry