It’s not recommended for pregnant people to consume elderberry either as an herbal supplement or in its raw form.
Elderberry has been praised throughout the years for having antioxidant-rich properties that may reduce inflammation and support heart health. It’s important to know, though, that medical opinions vary as to whether or not it’s truly effective at achieving these results.
If consumed in raw form, elderberries and the flowers from their plants have the potential to cause some not so desirable digestive symptoms1 , including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This is because certain parts of the plant actually contain a toxin. For this reason, it’s best to steer clear of elderberry during pregnancy.