Elder Flowers - SAMBUCUS NIGRA
(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, Pipe Tree, 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 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.
Elder Flowers are considered helpful for flu and colds. A tea of the elder flowers and sassafras has been used for acne.
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Precautions and Adverse Reactions:
Elder Flowers should not be used internally by pregnant or lactating women.