Elder Flower
Elder Flower

Elder Flower

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$11.00
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$11.00

Certified Organic and Kosher Certified
ELDER FLOWER
Sambucus nigra L. 
Elder flowers are rich in vitamin C and is an excellent remedy for acute ailments.  Elder flowers stimulate circulation, help to promote sweating and reduce inflammation.  They are also effective in removing toxins from the body and reducing fever.  Elder flowers have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anticancer properties.  They help in cases of colds, sinusitis and sinus allergies to reduce inflammation of sinus tissue and allow for the movement of congestion. 
Elderflowers are also a relaxing nervine, supporting the nervous system in times of stress. The relaxing nature is also soothing to nerves, anxiety, and depression.  
 

Parts Used

 Flowers

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Diuretic - An herbs that stimulate the elimination of fluid, without the depletion of minerals. If edema is a chronic problem, look for those herbs that are tonic to the kidneys and liver as well as diuretic.  

Analgestic - An herb that eases pain

Antiviral - An herb that provides protection against viruses

Anti-Inflammatory - An herb to reduce inflammation

Antioxidant - An herb that inhibits oxidation and subsequent free radical damage of important chemicals, enzymes, membranes, cells and tissues in the body

Immune Stimulant -   An herb that stimulates the immune system

Ways To Use

Infusion

Tincture

Glycerite

Energy

Drying and Cooling

Adult Dose

Infusion:  4-8 ounces served hot as a diaphoretic (promotes sweating) up to 3 times daily.

Tincture: (1:5, 60% alcohol); 1-3 ml, 2-4 times daily

Glycerite:  (1:6, using sealed simmer method), 5-10 ml (1-2 tsp) 4 times daily 

 

SAFETY

All parts of the plant used FRESH are mildly toxic and can cause nausea and diarrhea.  Even dried, the stems, bark and root contain enough residual compounds to induce nausea.  The flowers should be dried before using.  The berries should be used dried or boil fresh berries for 3 minutes before preserving.  

Scientific Research

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21352539

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11399518

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28165863

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2846828

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1139951

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28471452