Sambuci Flores - Elder Flowers. - The fresh flowers of Sambucus nigra. From indigenous plants.

Characters. - Flowers small, white, fragrant, in cymes. Composition. - Elder flowers contain a trace of volatile oil, a resin, and baldrianic (valerianic) acid, C6Hl0O2.

Preparation. Aqua Sambuci. - 1 in 1, by distillation. Dose, 1 to 2 fl.oz.

Action And Uses

Elder flowers are chiefly used for flavouring purposes, but probably possess mild diaphoretic and diuretic properties.