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Elder, Elderberry - Herbal Research
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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
 
None.
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and in traditional systems of medicine
 
As a diaphoretic for treatment of fever and chills, and as an expectorant for treatment of mild inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. Also for symptomatic treatment of the common cold (1, 7, 14).
 
Uses described in folk medicine, not supported by experimental or clinical data
 
Treatment of conjunctivitis, constipation, diabetes, diarrhoea, dry skin, headaches and rheumatism (5, 13, 15).

References:

1. British herbal pharmacopoeia. London, British Herbal Medicine Association, 1996.
 
5. Farnsworth NR, ed. NAPRALERT database. University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, February 9, 1998 production (an on-line database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scientific and Technical Network [STN] of Chemical Abstracts Services).
 
7. Bisset NG. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, 1994.
 
13. Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal medicines, a guide for healthcare professionals. London, Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
 
14. Blumenthal M et al., eds. The complete German Commission E monographs. Austin, TX, American Botanical Council, 1998.
 
15. A nationwide compilation of traditional Chinese medicine herbs, 1st ed. Beijing, People’s Health Publishing House, 1975.


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