Elderflower

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What other names is Elderflower known by?

Arbre de Judas, Black-Berried Alder, Black Elder, Boor Tree, Bountry, Common Elder, Ellanwood, Ellhorn, European Alder, European Black Elder, European Black Elderflower, European Elderflower, European Elder Flower, Fleur de Sureau, Fleur de Sureau Noir, Flor de Saúco, Flos Sambuci, Hautbois, Haut Bois, Sambuc, Sambucus, Sambucus Flos, Sambucus Nigra Flos, Sambucus nigra, Seuillon, Sureau Commun, Sureau Noir, Sussier, Sweet Elder.

What is Elderflower?

Elderflower is the flower of a tree. An extract of the flower is used to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Treating sinusitis when taken with gentian root, verbena, cowslip flower, and sorrel.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bronchitis, cold, flu, cough, laryngitis, diabetes, arthritis-like pain, constipation, and swelling (inflammation).

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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