This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Sambucus Nigra, European Elder, is used as an alterative and laxative in doses of ?i to I teaspoonful of the fluidextract of the bark, and, in 10 drop doses, as an adjunct to bitter tonics. Small doses of the @ are employed in dry coryza and the dry and obstructed nasal catarrh of infants.