Elderflower

Product Overview

Although the Elder plant, or Sambucus, grows all over the world, its mostly found in the northern hemisphere. The flower is rich in bioflavanoids and flavanols, giving it antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and making it powerful in combatting colds and flus.

Latin name: Sambucus nigra
Amount: 50-100g
Type: Organic, Dried Flowers

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What is it used for?

  • Used for colds and flus and respiratory conditions
  • Elderflower can be used on the skin for its anti-inflammatory properties for conditions such as arthritis or swollen joints and bruises
  • Can be used as a mouthwash to reduce swelling in the gums

How to prepare

Fresh or dried Elderflower leaves can be made into teas, cordials, oils and syrups The berries can be made into a syrup but MUST be cooked before use as they, the bark, twigs, leaves and roots can all be toxic and cause a build up of dangerous chemicals

Cautions

  • The berries, bark, twigs, leaves and roots can all be toxic and cause a build up of cyanide in the body
  • Do not use while pregnant or nursing
  • Do not give to any child under two years old

Additional information

Additional information

Latin Name

Sambucus nigra

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