Category Archives: Food as Medicine: Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra, Adoxaceae)

Food as Medicine: Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra, Adoxaceae)

Plants commonly known as elder belong to the genus Sambucus and consist of 20-30 species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the Adoxaceae, or moschatel, family.1-3 Sambucus species are native to forested temperate and subtropical climates and grow to an average height of 32 feet (10 m).1,3 Elder shrubs have light brown or gray stippled bark and narrow, dark green pinnately compound leaves with five to

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