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 blood purification and is recommended for general body detoxification. Elderberry helps to remove harmful products of metabolism and toxins, and it is used to treat rheumatic and skin diseases. Elderberry fruits are also used to treat inflammations of the stomach and intestines. It also has its functions as an adjunct analgesic in neuralgia and sciatica.
The fruits contain a lot of anthocyanin glycosides, sugar, pectin, tannins, rutin, and vitamins - C, B group, and pro-vitamin A.