Sambucas nigris, the name of the plant that produces elderberries, is a deciduous shrub that bears the dark black berries. This plant originates in Europe and also Southwest Asia and northwest Africa.
Elderberries are a nutritious fruit packed with vitamin C , dietary fiber, and antioxidants. It’s been used in traditional medicine due to their health benefits. Consider making elderberries into a syrup, tea, or jam.
Pour 8-12 oz of boiling water over 1 tsp. of of tea. Do not eat raw.