common black-fruited shrub or small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
A plant species in the genus SAMBUCUS, known for the elderberry fruit. The plant is also a source of Sambucus nigra lectins and ribosome-inactivating protein.
Common elder. The flowers contain a volatile oil and are used to prepare unguentum sambuci and aqua sambuci The berries are aperient and diaphoretic.