Organic Elder Flowers
BOTANICAL NAME: Sambucus Nigra
Elder has a very long history of household use as a medicinal herb and is also much used by herbalists. The plant has been called "the medicine chest of country people".
The flowers are the main part used in modern herbalism, though all parts of the plant have been used at times. The dried flowers are diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, galactagogue and pectoral.
An infusion is very effective in the treatment of chest complaints and is also used to bathe inflamed eyes. The infusion is also a very good spring tonic and blood cleanser.
Externally, the flowers are used in poultices to ease pain and abate inflammation. Used as an ointment, it treats chilblains, burns, wounds, scalds etc.
You will get a sealed bag of organic flowers to enjoy!