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Elderberry Berry Wild Crafted Whole

Elderberry Berry Wild Crafted Whole

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The fruits of the elder tree are edible, but due to the presence of a cyanide-like chemical they must be cooked first.

Whole ripe elderberries, which have gone from green to reddish purple to almost black, have long been used to make pies, pastries, jams, jellies, wine, cordials and syrup. The dried berries are also added to tea blends.

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Sambucus nigra

Elderberry Berry Wild Crafted Whole

Elderberry, whole, wild crafted

Scientific Names: Sambucus Nigra
Origin: E. Europe


Common Names: Common Elder, European Elderberry, North American Elderberry, Black Elder, Bore Tree, Bour Tree, Pipe Tree.

Parts used: The flowers (S. Canadensis) and berries (S. nigra). The leaves and stems are toxic.

Compounds: Contains vitamins A, B, and is abundant in vitamin C. Also contains potassium nitrate, flavonoids (rutin and quercetin), anthocyanins, sambucin, sambunigrin, volatile oils (0.03-0.14%), palmitic acid, chlorogenic acids.

Background: Elderberry To Europeans, the elder tree was thought to possess magical powers due to being inhabited by a tree spirit known as Elder Mother. For this reason, the wood was often used to make dowsing rods and other instruments for divination purposes. The long-standing tradition of paying homage to the Elder tree is conveyed in an old Austrian adage: Tip your hat to the elder.

Elder is native to most of Europe and North America, where it can be found growing in wayside patches in fields and along roads. It is also cultivated in the garden by propagation from root runners.

DIY elderberry syrup recipe and how to video
this is a recipe variant including ginger!

Description: Hardy shrub or small tree reaching up to 12 feet in height with shallow roots. The mature bark is light brown to gray, but the young branches are green. Leaves are ovate, densely serrate, odd 3-7 pinnate, green on the topside and blue-green underneath. The flowers which bloom in summer range from yellow to white in color and possess a strong perfume. Individually, they are small 5-petaled flowers, but grow in prolific clusters measuring up to 8 inches in diameter. The berries are violet to black in color with dark, red juice.

Elder berries may be baked in pies, or prepared as jam, jelly, or a preserve. The berries are also used to make wine and cordials.

Safety: There are no known health risks associated with use of this herb.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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