The Elder tree, or Sambucus nigra, produces these small, seedy, deep purple berries that hold a renowned power. It’s common in cold and flu herbal mixes, especially with children, due to its antiviral, immune enhancing and anti-inflammatory properties. The berries themselves are usually made into a syrup as ingesting them raw can lead to digestive upset.
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