Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a popular shrub. Medicinal raw material are: the flower (Flos Sambuci) and fruit (Fructus Sambuci nigri). Flowers contain flavonoids (quercetin and rutin), multi phenolic acids, organic acids, valeric acid, volatile oil, tannin, up to 9% of potassium salts of triterpene compounds, and phytosterols. Used in herbal medicines, it strengthens the cardiovascular system and the heart and supports the treatment of diseases of the urinary tract (a diuretic).
Elderflower is included in the supplements to support excretion of excess fluids (sweat and urine), as well as preparations for improving immunity. In the sports supplementation used very rarely. Available in the form of herbal remedies at www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: depending on individual needs