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Sth'íwéq'ehlp (tree)

Sth'íwéq' (berry)


Red​ Elderberry

Sambucus racemosa




Food and Medicinal Uses:

Flowers are made into cordial drink in spring.

Sth'íwéq'ehlp is rich in vitamins A, and C, and in calcium, potassium and iron. Remedy for constipation.

Washes are made to heal sores, rashes, blisters, and hemorrhoids.


Stems are easy to hollow out, and were used as whistles, drinking straws, blowguns, and pipe stems.


CAUTION: Stems, bark, leaves, berries and roots are poisonous.

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