Master plant: Sambucus nigra L.
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Oleum Sambucus nigra
The elderberry is a native medicinal plant which has already been used for centuries. Especially the fruits are rich in remedial substances. Elderberryseed oil is produced from the seeds of wild growing elderberries.
Characteristics and substances:
Elderberry seed oil is a greenish and cold-pressed oil. Elderberry seed oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (more than 75%) and also contains carotenoids, glykosidic compounds and flavonoids.
Elderberry seed oil is a highly valuable edible oil which is often used to enhance and refine other edible oils. Elderberryseed oil is added to natural products that have an anti-inflammatory and decongesting effect.
Elderberryseed oil in cosmetics is also applied by mature skin problems.