Elderberries can be made into a paste to treat skin disorders and wounds. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as eczema or acne. A liquid is also made from the flowers to be used as an effective eye wash.
Elderberries are also a great source of anthocyanins, containing three times as much as carotenoids. These are powerful antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by environmental toxins, poor diet, and stress. They also reduce the damaging effects of bad cholesterol and discourage platelets from sticking to blood vessel walls, thus reducing the risk of atherosclerosis.