Elderberry can be found in moist conditions mainly in old fields and river streams
It is a decidious shrub growing to 6m tall and wide
Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, to improve vision, to boost the immune system, to improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis.
The shrub has long, slender stems with large, broad leaves (about 3-4 inches accorss and 5-6 inches long) that grow opposite one another on the stem.
They can be used for various medical purposes such as curing malarial diseases etc