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Elder flower
Sambuci flos
Holunderblten
Published March 13, 1986;
Name of Drug

Sambuci flos, elder flower.  

Composition of Drug

Elder flower consists of the dried, sifted inflorescence of Sambucus nigra L.  [Fam.  Caprifoliaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.  

Colds.  

Contraindications

None known.  

Side Effects

None known.  

Interactions with Other Drugs
Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Average daily dosage:

  • 10 - 15 g drug;
  • 1.5 - 3 g fluidextract (according to Erg.  B.  6 );
  • 2.5 - 7.5 g tincture (according to Erg.  B.  6 );
  • equivalent preparations.  

Mode of Administration

Whole herb and other galenical preparations for teas, 1 - 2 cups of tea sipped several times daily, as hot as possible.  

Actions

DiaphoreticIncreased bronchial secretion

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Bronchial Secretion, Increased
Diaphoretic
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