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Useful Tropical Plants

Sambucus australis

Cham. & Schltdl.

Adoxaceae

+ Synonyms

Sambucus pentagynia Larrañaga

Common Name: Southern Elder

Sambucus australis
Ripening fruits
Photograph by: Andrés González
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General Information

Southern elder is a much-branched shrub or small tree with an irregular canopy, growing up to 4 metres tall[
507
Title
Pharmacobotany of Sambucus Australis
Publication
 
Author
Nunes E. Et al
Website
http://www.scielo.br/pdf/rbfar/v17n3/16.pdf
Publisher
Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia
Year
Jul./Set. 2007
ISBN
 
Description
A study of the medicinal properties of Sambucus australis. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is sometimes gathered from the wild, mainly for local medicinal use. The plant is sometimes cultivated, mainly close to settlings in Argentina[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

A plant mainly of the subtropics, just entering the tropics at elevations around 1,000 metres.

Edible Uses

Fruit - cooked[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. Made into preserves[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].The black, oval fruit is about 7mm in diameter.

Medicinal

The leaves are diuretic and sudorific[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. An infusion is used to treat indigestion[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

The flowers are diuretic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, mildly laxative. They are used to treat respiratory diseases[
507
Title
Pharmacobotany of Sambucus Australis
Publication
 
Author
Nunes E. Et al
Website
http://www.scielo.br/pdf/rbfar/v17n3/16.pdf
Publisher
Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia
Year
Jul./Set. 2007
ISBN
 
Description
A study of the medicinal properties of Sambucus australis. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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