Elderberry refers to the berries or, more accurately, drupes, of the elder tree. In Europe, the berries are commonly used to make syrups, jams, wines and cordials, and are also baked into pies and pastries. Traditionally, Native Americans used it to treat infections, while the ancient Egyptians used it to improve their complexions and heal burns. It’s still gathered and used in folk medicine across many parts of Europe. Today, elderberry is most often taken as a supplement to treat cold and flu symptoms. Historically, the flowers and leaves have been used for pain relief, swelling, inflammation, to stimulate the production of urine and to induce sweating. The bark was used as a diuretic, laxative and to induce vomiting.*
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