Published March 13, 1986.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Sambuci flos, elder flower.
Elder flower consists of the dried, sifted inflorescence of Sambucus nigra L. [Fam. Caprifoliaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Average daily dosage:
10 - 15 g drug; 1.5 - 3 g fluidextract (according to Erg. B. 6); 2.5 - 7.5 g tincture (according to Erg. B. 6); equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Whole herb and other galenical preparations for teas, 1 - 2 cups of tea sipped several times daily, as hot as possible.
Increased bronchial secretion.