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Description

Elderflower has a floral flavour that’s slightly herby, sweet and musky. The flowers are famous for making elderflower cordial, and recently, as a star of the royal wedding cake.

Medicinal Use

Elderflower is a fantastic herb for fighting respiratory infections and irritation. Actions include: expectorant, circulatory stimulant, mild laxative and diuretic. Commonly used to reduce fever and inflammation, for colds, flus, coughs and congestion, to relieve seasonal allergies and hay fever.

Spiritual/Magical Use

Elder leaves, flowers, and berries are used in wish-fulfillment rituals and to bring blessings and luck to a handfasted pair. Elder is an herb of blessing, consecration, and wish fulfillment. The flowers, leaves, or berries can be strewn on a person, place, or thing. Elder is a sacred wood used in funeral pyres. Sprigs of elder—a Goddess tree—are placed in the coffin. To bring the blessings of the Eldermother, a bath for the rite is prepared of elderflower water. Elder is burned in her honour as incense.

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10gms, 50gms, 100gms, 250gms

Important Note: Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.