Elder ... a potent flower

Elder (Sambucus) belongs to the moschatel family (Adoxaceae). This shrub or small tree is native to West and Central Asia, North Africa and Europe. Elder grows in deciduous forests, by hedges, at the edges of woods and by lakesides and riverbanks. Occasionally, elder can reach a height of up to 15 m. It has feathered leaves arranged opposite each other with an odd number of leaflets. The large, closed inflorescences of white flowers, which have a strong fragrance, bloom from May to June. The main suppliers of elderflower are Serbia, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Poland. The traditional use of elderflowers to alleviate the initial symptoms of a cold has been published in scientific literature.

Variations of extract Extract details Further information
00-111-1016-51 Extraction solvent: water
Dry extract
30% glucose syrup
Good solubility in water
Natural flavouring agent (sweet taste)
Functional food