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April 09, 2017 - Conscious Lifestyle Magazine
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is native to Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia, but it has become widespread in the United States as one of the most popular herbal antivirals. Sambucus canadensis, also known as American black elderberry, is a species of elderberry native to a large area of North America east of the Rocky Mountains and south through eastern Mexico and Central America to Panama. It is one of the most common natural antiviral herbs in the West.
Elderberry flowers and fruit (berries) have been used in folk remedies for centuries in North America, Europe, western Asia, and North Africa and are widely used in herbal medicine today. Often referred to as “nature’s medicine chest,” elderberry is most recognized for its immune-supporting properties and its ability to fight viral and bacterial infections, making it one of the best antiviral herbs.