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Elderberries

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Elder Berries - SAMBUCUS NIGRA

(Whole) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.

Description: Elder Berries are the fruit of the European Elder, a tree belonging to the Caprifoliaceae family. It is a shallow-rooted tree with spreading branches, strongly perfumed masses of creamy-white flowers, followed by large drooping bunches of purplish-black berries with blood-red juice and brownish colored seeds.

Origin: Croatia

Other Names:
Alhuren, Battree, Bourne Tree, Bour Tree, Pipe Tree, Sureau, Sweet Elder, Tree of Doom, Witch's Tree

Part Used: Berry

Culinary Uses: Elder Berries have long been used for making many homemade drinks and preserves that are great favorites. Rehydrate to make the old fashioned Elderberry jam and jellies. To Make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of whole Elder Berries, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.

Medicinal Uses: Whole Elder Berries have been used in syrups and teas as soothing, supportive remedies for colds, coughs, and the like.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*