Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra

Common Names: elder, elderberry, black elder, European elder, American black elderberry, Arizona elderberry, tree of music, Danewort, Walewort, velvetleaf elder, dwarf elder.

Elderberries are the fruit of the Sambucus tree. The most common type is he Sambucus nigra.  Native Americans and European herbalists have long used elderberries for their supposed range of health benefits.  The tree has clusters of small white or cream elderflowers and bunches of small blue or black elderberries.  The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that offer the body a wide range of benefits.

The suggested intake of Dried Elderberries:

  •  This makes up a large amount of the recommended daily intake, which according to Dietary Guidelines for Americans is 34 g for men and 28 g for women.
  • Boil for 5-10 minutes.

Here are some of the benefits known across the world about Dried Elderberries:

  • Fighting colds and flu
  • Fights harmful bacteria
  • Reducing wrinkles
  •  May support the immune system
  • It May have some antidepressant properties
  • Could protect against UV radiation
  • May increase urination
  • Prevent constipation
  • Improve bowel function
  • Stress


Take 1 bag of tea and add it to 8 ounces of hot water. Steep for 10-15 minutes. Allow tea to cool down and enjoy!

Usually Prepared With:

Aronia, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Citrus peels, Clove, Echinacea, Rosehips and Rowan berries.