Callicarpa is eaten by birds and mammals.
Elderberry syrup. The fruit of s. Elderberry syrup has been traditionally used as a wellness booster for centuries. Common names include elder elderberry black elder european elder european elderberry and european black elderberry. A sweetly spiced berry syrup.
It isnt too strong for his toddler tastes. Elderberry twigs and fruit are employed in creating dyes for basketry. These stems are dyed a very deep black by soaking them in a wash made from the berry stems of the elderberry. Sambucus nigra is a species complex of flowering plants in the family adoxaceae native to most of europe and north america.
It is inedible to humans when raw but can be made into wine. Shelf stable products are also very expensive and the actual amount of elderberries per serving. My son likes the flavor too. It grows in a variety of conditions including both wet and dry fertile soils primarily in sunny locations.
It is most commonly used for colds coughs influenza and seasonal allergies. Many elderberry supplements found on store shelves are loaded with added refined sugar along with artificial preservatives and corn syrup. Im tempted to try it over homemade ice cream or in an italian soda.