COMMON NAME: Sambucus spp (Nigra for berries and Canadensis for flowers) American Elder, Common Elder, Black Elder, Bour Tree, and European Black Elder.
BOTANICAL NAME: Sambucus nigra
MICROBIOLOGICAL STANDARDS: SALMONELLA absent in 25 g
Potassium nitrate, sambucin, sambunigrin, sugars. The complex sugars of the berries are the immune-active fraction.
PARTS USED: Most commonly the flowers or berries.