Sambucus nigra (Sambucus)

Medical Indication

Part of the plant which can be used

  • The flower of the plant.

Present in the market

  • Herbal tea.
  • Extract.
  • Tincture.

Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration

SAMBUCUS NIGRA is traditionally used by elder against cold, influenza, catarrh, upper respiratory tract inflammation and rheumatism. Also, it is an ideal medicine that deals with the bruises, sprain and skin injuries. In the aforementioned health problems can be used herbal tea 3 times daily.
In dealing with constipation, common cold, catarrh, inflammation, bruises and injuries, can be used herbal tea, 2 times daily.
The flowers of the plant can be used as tonic for the upper respiratory and for the confront of allergic reactions. The fruit extraction can be used as transpiration and diuretic. The bark of the plant can be used as laxative, diuretic and emetic.
Extracts of elderflower stimulate glucose metabolism and the secretion of insulin, lowering blood sugar levels.

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Combinations & Contraindications

In case of dealing with cold and fever, Sambucus can be combined with Mentha piperita, Achillea millefolium and Hyssopus officinalis.
The fruit of the plant contains a toxin, and there is a big possibility to be occurred stomach disorder in sensitive persons.
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.

Recognized Ethnobotanical use

Sambucus nigra has been traditionally used against catarrhal conditions, especially in the upper respiratory tract such as cough, fever and colds.

Dissemination & Use