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Elderberries

While elderberries have historically been used medicinally in homeopathy remedies for treating skin wounds and colds, the leaves, twigs, and seeds of the elderberry fruit contain a cyanide-like chemical, which can cause severe illness and nausea if ingested. Some varieties, when unripe or not cooked properly, can cause diarrhea and seizures.

Where to Try it Safely Prepared: The Persimmon Hill on-farm restaurant in Branson, Missouri, serves fresh-pressed and processed elderberry juice.

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