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Elder Flowers: Bulk / Organic Elder Flowers



 
For colds, flu, fever, allergies, and general inflammation. Elderflower tea is soothing, detoxifying, and helpful for acne.
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Elderflowers are often found in cold, flu, fever, and allergy formulations. They are soothing and detoxifying, and they contain antibiotic essential oil. They help break fevers and fight pathogens, especially when combined with peppermint and yarrow. Elderflowers are good for clearing the skin and a tea of elderflowers will help clear up acne and other blemishes. Externally, elderflowers are very effective in salves for inflammation, wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions, dry skin, and acne.

Common Name

Standardized: European elder
Other: black elder

Botanical Name

Sambucus nigra L.
Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae

Overview

Introduction

European elder is a plant native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Western-and Central Asia. Its flowers and berries have a long history of use in traditional European medicine. Elder berries have also been used for making preserves, wines, winter cordials, and for adding flavor and color to other wines.

Constituents

Potassium nitrate, sambucin, sambunigrin, sugars. The complex sugars of the berries are the immune-active fraction.

Parts Used

Most commonly the flowers or berries. Dried fruits are less bitter than fresh.

The branches and leaves are poisonous. The small stem which is sometimes left on the berry is safe.

Typical Preparations

Teas, tinctures, encapsulations, syrups, wine, cordials, and even ketchup, often combined with propolis or echinacea.

*Michael McGuffin, ed., American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook, (New York: CRC Press, 1997)


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