Sambucus pentagynia Larrañaga
Common Name: Southern Elder
Southern elder is a much-branched shrub or small tree with an irregular canopy, growing up to 4 metres tall[
The tree is sometimes gathered from the wild, mainly for local medicinal use. The plant is sometimes cultivated, mainly close to settlings in Argentina[
S. America - Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia.
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant mainly of the subtropics, just entering the tropics at elevations around 1,000 metres.
Fruit - cooked[
]. Made into preserves[
].The black, oval fruit is about 7mm in diameter.
The leaves are diuretic and sudorific[
]. An infusion is used to treat indigestion[
The flowers are diuretic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, mildly laxative. They are used to treat respiratory diseases[
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