"Sambucus nigra L. is the Latin name for Black Elder. The dark blue/black berries of this plant have many naturally-occurring nutritional substances such as Rutin, Quercetin (flavonoids) and Anthocyanins. Current research supports the long held beliefs about Elderberry's health benefits on the body. Elderberry syrup has been traditionally used to help support the immune system, especially during the winter season or when experiencing extra stress.* An added advantage to the use of Elderberry is its record of safety for all ages. When deciding on an Elderberry liquid, remember to check the kind of sweetener it contains. Many brands add sugar or sorbitol, while Nature's Answer's Sambucus nigra L. contains only pure extract and vegetable glycerin. Nature's Answer alcohol-free extracts are produced using alcohol, water and natural extractants. All alcohol and extractants are then removed through our Bio-Chelated proprietary process, yielding a Holistically Balanced standardized extract. Holistically Balanced guarantees that the constituents of the extract are in the same synergistic ratios as in the plant. Manufactured in our FDA registered, pharmaceutically licensed, Certified Kosher facility; cGMP Compliant."