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|Proper name(s)||Common name(s)||References|
Sambucus nigra L. subsp. nigra
||McGuffin et al. 2000; USDA 2014a|
Sambucus nigra L. subsp. canadensis (L.) R. Bolli
||USDA 2014b; McGuffin et al. 2000|
Used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve nasal congestion and discharge associated with sinusitis, hay fever/allergic rhinitis (Godfrey and Saunders 2010; Barnes et al. 2007; Bone 2003; Hoffman 2003).
A claim for traditional use must include the term "Herbal Medicine"
Adults (≥ 18 years), Adolescents (14-17 years), Adolescents (10-13 years), Children (5-9 years), Children (2-4 years)
Table 1: Dosing information for Flower. Preparations: Dry, Powder, Non standardized ethanolic extracts (tincture, fluid extract)
|Use(s) or purpose(s)||Subpopulations||Dried flowers (g/day)|
Table 2 footnotes
|Diaphoretic; Symptoms of colds and flus; Sinusitis, hay fever||Children1||2-4 y||0.25||2.5|
|Diaphoretic; Symptoms of colds and flus; Sinusitis, hay fever; Diuretic; Alterative||Adults2||≥ 18 y||1.5||15|
Table 2: Dosing information for Flower. Preparation: Infusion
|Use(s) or purpose(s)||Subpopulations||Dried flowers (g/day)|
Table 3 footnotes
|Diaphoretic; Symptoms of colds and flus; Sinusitis, hay fever||Children1||2-4 y||1||2.5|
|Diaphoretic; Symptoms of colds and flus; Sinusitis, hay fever; Diuretic; Alterative||Adults2||≥ 18 y||6||15|
Table 3: Dosing information for ripe Fruit (berry). Preparations: Dry, Powder, Non standardized ethanolic extracts (tincture, fluid extract)
|Use(s) or purpose(s)||Subpopulations||Dried, ripe berries (g/day)|
Table 4 footnotes
|Diaphoretic; Symptoms of colds and flus||Children1||2-4 y||0.217||3|
|Diaphoretic; Alterative; Diuretic; Symptoms of colds and flus; Joint pain||Adults2||≥ 18 y||1.3||18|
|Antioxidants||Adults3||≥ 18 y||-||18|
Statement(s) to the effect of
Diuretic effect may occur (Bradley 1992; Winston and Kuhn 2008; Barnes et al. 2007; Hoffman 2003).
Must be chosen from the current NNHPD Natural Health Products Ingredients Database (NHPID) and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.
No statement required.
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