Sambucus (elder or elderberry) is a genus of between 5 and 30 species of shrubs or small trees, formerly placed in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae, but now shown by genetic evidence to be correctly classified in the moschatel family, Adoxaceae. Two of its species are herbaceous. The leaves are pinnate with 5–9 leaflets (rarely 3 or 11). Each leaf is 5–30 cm long, and the leaflets have serrated margins. They bear large clusters of small white or cream-coloured flowers in late spring; these are followed by clusters of small black, blue-black, or red berries (rarely yellow or white). medicinal uses It's likely that antioxidants called flavonoids—which are contained in the extract—stimulate the immune system, writes Thom. Also, other compounds in elderberry, called anthocyanins, have an anti-inflammatory effect; this could explain the effect on aches, pains, and fever


Translations: Melnā plūškoka ogas, Šeivamedžio uoga, Fructe de soc, Bobica bazge, Cơm cháy, Bez czarny, Vlierbes, Hyllebær, Sabugueiro, Бузина, البلسان نبات, Bezinky, 接骨木, Saüc, Bezeg, Bazy čiernej, Sambuco, Fläderbär, Базга, ニワトコ, Sureau, Holunder, Saúco, Бузина, Mustaseljanmarja, Черен бъз

Tasting Notes

Substitutes: Black currants, White currants, Red currants, Gooseberries, Cranberries, Lingonberries



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