Latin: Sambucus nigra
TCM: Jie Gu Mu
“Relaxing vaso-tonic alterative and diaphoretic.” (Menzies-Trull in "The Herbalist's Prescriber")
“The Elder tree is a veritable medicine chest by itself. The leaves are used primarly for bruises, sprains, wounds … flowers for colds and influenza … berries have similar properties to the flowers with the addition of their usefulness in rheumatism.” (David Hoffman in “The New Holistic Herbal”).