The elder has diuretic and
anti-mucus actions. It contains B-complex vitamins, calcium, carbohydrates, fat,
potassium, protein, rutin, tannic acid, tyrosin, vitamins A and C.
The potent parts of the
plant are the berries, flowers, inner bark, leaves and roots. This herb cleanses the
system and encourages immune functioning, is anti-inflammatory, stimulates circulation and
can raise body temperature.
How It May Benefit
Do not consume the stems as
they can be very toxic to the system.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.