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Elderberry

Botanical name:

Sambucus Nigra

Alternative Names

Black Elder
European Elder
Sambucus

Sambucus nigra, or European Elderberry, is a tall tree-like shrub native to Europe, Asia and North Africa and naturalised in the United States. Elderberries and flowers have a long history of use in traditional complimentary health. The berries are black or very dark blue, and have a sharp, sweet flavour.