(Sambucus nigra L.)
The fruits of black elderberry exhibit diaphoretic and diuretic qualities; laxative and analgesic properties have also been attributed to this fruit. This fruit helps with the purification of blood and is recommended for general detoxification of the body. Elderberry helps to remove harmful products of metabolism and toxins. And is used to treat rheumatic and skin diseases. Elderberry fruits are also used to treat inflammations of stomach and intestines. It also has its functions as an adjunct analgesic in neuralgia and sciatica.
The fruits contain a great deal of anthocyanin glycosides, sugar, pectin, tannins, rutin, and vitamins - C, B group, pro-vitamin A.
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