May 30, 2016

Dwarf Elder

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What other names is Dwarf Elder known by?

Blood Elder, Blood Hilder, Danewort, Petit Sureau, Sambucus ebulus, Saúco Enano, Sauquillo, Sureau en Herbe, Sureau Hièble, Sureau Nain, Sureau Sauvage, Sureau Yèble, Sureau Yièble, Walewort, Yèble.

What is Dwarf Elder?

Dwarf elder is an herb. The fruit, dried leaves, and dried roots are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take dwarf elder to treat arthritis, for weight loss, and to increase urine production as a method for relieving water retention.

Don't confuse dwarf elder (Sambucus ebulus) with elderberry and American elder, which are also members of the Sambucus genus.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Arthritis.
  • Water retention.
  • Obesity.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of dwarf elder for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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