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Can you get elderberry naturally from foods?

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Cooked elderberries are used as a flavoring in foods and wine. Elderberries are also in foods like jams and pies. No research has found that these foods have any health benefits. Raw elderberries, as well as other parts of the elder tree, are poisonous.

From: Elderberry WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Guo, R. , November 2007; vol 120: pp 923-929. American Journal of Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: “Elderberry.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Elderberry.”

Zakay-Rones, Z. , 2004; vol 32: pp 132-140. Journal of International Medical Research

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Guo, R. , November 2007; vol 120: pp 923-929. American Journal of Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: “Elderberry.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Elderberry.”

Zakay-Rones, Z. , 2004; vol 32: pp 132-140. Journal of International Medical Research

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 16, 2019

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