The Bulgarian ginseng
The elderberry grows in medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It tolerates a wide range of soils. The plants spread by root suckers to form colonies. They can also spread freely by self-seeding and somewhat aggressively in optimum conditions.
The elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a folk remedy in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. The elderberry was used to dye fabrics; for ink; women dyed their eyebrows with its pigment.
Nowadays the medicinal benefits of the elderberry are being investigated and rediscovered, to name but a few of them:
Helps lower cholesterol
boosts the immune system
improves heart health
it is good for coughs, colds, flu, viral infections and tonsillitis.