Sambucus (Sambucus Nigra)

Sambucus (Sambucus Nigra) is one of the herbs whose value has been recognized in recent years. It is considered an antioxidant and externally can fight inflammation.

The flowers of Sambucus are available.

Description

General Information

Sambucus (Latin name: Sambucus Nigra) belongs to the Adoxaceae family. It is found in Europe and South America. It is a deciduous shrub and its foliage comes out from March to November, while its flowers from June to July. Its leaves are collected in late summer.

Historical References

In ancient times it was not so common for its medicinal properties, although it was used as a poultice for skin diseases. They used it more for its color and taste. In addition, his wood protected him from evil spells. It was later used for phlegm, while in France it was used as a skin whitener.

Health Benefits

It is now used to treat the flu. It contains vitamins mainly vitamin A, B, and C. It is not usually consumed raw but it becomes jam and is also used in pies, wines. It is an herb that, thanks to its anthocyanins which offer the herb antioxidant abilities, contributes to the body’s defenses. Its leaves are laxative and can lead to nausea. The juice from the leaves helps irritated eyes as well as the flower extract. In addition, it is a good tonic, while at the same time “cleansing” the blood. Externally it can be used to reduce inflammation. It is used as an ointment to treat burns and wounds. Finally, its tea is a good solution for abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Available Forms

  • Flower

Origin: E.U.

Caution! It must not be consumed in large doses, as it can be toxic. Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.

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