Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra
Other names: Arbre de Judas, Baccae, Baises de Sureau, Black-Berried Alder, Black Elder, Black Elderberry, Boor Tree, Bountry, Elder, Common Elder. Elder Berry
Uses: Flu, cancer, constipation, nerve pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, H1N1 (swine flu), hay fever, HIV/AIDS.
Warnings/Concerns: UNSAFE when the leaves, stems, unripened fruit, or uncooked fruit is consumed. The cooked elderberry fruit seems to be safe, but raw and unripe fruit might cause nausea, vomiting, or severe diarrhea. Elderberry might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of autoimmune diseases.
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