A common hedgerow bush (Sambucus nigra; American elder is S. canadensis and grape elder is S. racemosa); the flowers are used to flavour cordials, syrups, fruit jellies, and elderflower wine. The fruit is used for making jelly and wine (elderberry wine). Stems and leaves contain alkaloids that cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. See also sambuca.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.