Botanical Name: Sambucus ebulus
Elder is a perennial shrub that can be found growing along hedgerows, forest perimeters, and in gardens as an ornamental. The elder berry has an extensive history of use and folklore in traditional western practices. For centuries, elderberries have been used to make preserves, wines, cordials, herbal infusions, and elderberry syrup. Elderberry supports immune health to help you stay feeling your best and supports the body’s immune defenses to stay feeling healthy.
Elderberries have also been used for making preserves, wines, winter cordials, and for adding flavor and color to other wines. Most commonly, the flowers or berries of elder are employed for their health benefits. The dried fruits are less bitter than the fresh.