Blood Elder, Blood Hilder, Danewort, Petit Sureau, Sambucus ebulus, Saúco Enano, Sauquillo, Sureau en Herbe, Sureau Hièble, Sureau Nain, Sureau Sauvage, Sureau Yèble, Sureau Yièble, Walewort, Yèble.
Dwarf elder is an herb. The fruit, dried leaves, and dried roots are used to make medicine.
Don't confuse dwarf elder (Sambucus ebulus) with elderberry and American elder, which are also members of the Sambucus genus.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how dwarf elder works.
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The appropriate dose of dwarf elder depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for dwarf elder. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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