Sambucus nigra
Elder tree
Elder tree
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Part of the plant used

Flower
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Major cosmetic applications

Extract = Antioxidant. Anti-aging. Photoprotection. Hair color protection. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-irritation. Blood flow activator.

Oil = Antioxidant. Free radicals scavenger. Photoprotection. Antimicrobial. Purifying. Antiseptic

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Inception
Growing area

Europe, Western Asia and North Africa
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Traditional uses

Treatment for the flu, sinusitis, edema, childhood asthma, conjunctivitis, rheumatism and colds.
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Curiosities

It was the medicine of peasants for its herbal teas virtues on the respiratory system.