Also known as black elderberry or Sambucus nigra, this plant has potent antioxidant properties due to the flavonoid compounds naturally present. Elderberry has skin-soothing effects.
References for this information:
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, September 2010, issue 18, pages 10,143-10,146
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, December 2004, issue 26, pages 7,846-7,856