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Elder Flowers

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Elder Flowers - SAMBUCUS NIGRA

(Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.

Description:
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.

Origin:
Bulgaria

Other Names:
Alhuren, Battree, Bourne Tree, Bour Tree, Pipe Tree, Sureau, Sweet Elder, Tree of Doom, Witch's Tree

Part Used:
Flowers

Culinary Uses:
Elder Flowers have long been used for making many homemade drinks and preserves that are great favorites. Rehydrate berries 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.

Medicinal Uses:
Elder Flowers are considered helpful for flu and colds. A tea of the elder flowers and sassafras has been used for acne.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*

Precautions and Adverse Reactions:
Elder Flowers should not be used internally by pregnant or lactating women.