Sambucus nigra is a species complex of flowering plants in the family adoxaceae native to most of europe and north america.
Elderberry syrup. It isnt too strong for his toddler tastes. It is inedible to humans when raw but can be made into wine. These stems are dyed a very deep black by soaking them in a wash made from the berry stems of the elderberry. Hollowed elderberry twigs have traditionally been used as spiles to tap maple trees for syrup.
It is most commonly used for colds coughs influenza and seasonal allergies. Im tempted to try it over homemade ice cream or in an italian soda. Many elderberry supplements found on store shelves are loaded with added refined sugar along with artificial preservatives and corn syrup. Elderberry syrup has been traditionally used as a wellness booster for centuries.
Elderberry twigs and fruit are employed in creating dyes for basketry. Common names include elder elderberry black elder european elder european elderberry and european black elderberry. My son likes the flavor too. A sweetly spiced berry syrup.
It grows in a variety of conditions including both wet and dry fertile soils primarily in sunny locations. The fruit of s. Shelf stable products are also very expensive and the actual amount of elderberries per serving.