|Elder Flowers (Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown)|
Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Elder Flowers are from the European Elder, a tree belonging to the Caprifoliaceae family. It is a shallow-rooted tree with spreading branches, strongly perfumed masses of creamy-white flowers, followed by large drooping bunches of purplish-black berries with blood-red juice and brownish colored seeds. In addition to being a popular herbal tea, elder flowers are often used in potpourri to add texture.
Alhuren, Battree, Bourne Tree, Bour Tree, Eldrum, Ellhorn, Frau Holle, Hildemoer, Hollunder, Hylder, Lady Ellhorn, Old Gal, Old Lady, Pipe Tree, Rob Elder, Sureau, Sweet Elder, Tree of Doom, Witch's Tree
Elder Flowers have long been used for making many homemade drinks and preserves that are great favorites. Rehydrate to make the old fashioned Elderberry jam and jellies.
To make a tea, steep 1 teaspoon of dried Elder Flowers in 1 cup of boiling water for 3 - 5 minutes.
Elder Flowers can help rid the body cells of toxins, increase circulation and purify the blood. Elder flowers mixed with mint and yarrow blossoms are excellent internal cleansers when fighting flu and colds. A tea of the elder flowers and sassafras is a remedy for acne.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions:
Elder Flowers should not be used internally by pregnant or lactating women.
Magickal Powers and Correspondences:
Powers: Exorcism, protection, healing, prosperity, and sleep.
Planet Rulership: Venus
Element Rulership: Water