Elder. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Elder (Sambucus nigra)

Elder Properties

- It's soothing, purifying and diuretic, emollient, laxative, sudorific.
- Good soothing cough (colds, flu) and rheumatic diseases (joint swelling).
- Is active against dropsy.
- Other uses of the flowers this: gout, urolithiasis, cystitis. Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, retinopathy, capillary fragility.
In use flowers tag used against blepharitis.

Elder Contraindications

- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl alcohol.

Elder Side Effects
- The raw fruit can have an effect emetocatartico ..

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.
- Caution should be exercised with green leaves and fruits for their content in cyanogenic heterosides (10 mg /% of CHN and up to 0.80% respectively).
- The popular use of under-ripe fruits of decoctions of roots or stems, as well as the fruit as a purgative, are the most frequent causes of intoxication elder. One must be careful to take as a purgative.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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