Botanical Name; Sambucus Nigra
Chemical Constituents; Comprising of terpenes; the glucosides, rutin and quercitrin; alkaloids; tannins; vitamin C; mucilage; anthocynins. The combined action is predominately diaphoretic – Laxative; antispasmodic; diuretic; emollient.
Mostly of use in combination with peppermint and yarrow in the treatment of colds and nasal catarrh, or alone as a gargle for throat infections.
Multiple Culinary uses from Pies, Cordials to savory sauces.