Black elderberry – the “tree of life”
The elder is one of the most common shrubs in Central Europe. It is also found in the rest of Europe, in India, North Africa, Western Siberia and Asia Minor. In the Alps, it can be found at altitudes as high as 1500 metres. When taken in tea or syrup form, elderberry is regarded as a household remedy for colds and flus and to support the circulatory system. These ascribed benefits are due above all to the high vitamin C content of elderberries. They are also rich in vitamin B, fruit acids and essential oils. Black elderberries are used in natural cosmetics, and elderflower extract is used for its reputed skin-calming effect.
About black elderberry
- INCI name (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients name): Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract
- Natural (black elderberry)
- Uses: Lip care, creams, cleansing foam, body lotions
- Special properties of black elderberry: Skin-calming, cell-activating and cell-regenerating, softens and smoothens the skin