Planet: Mars, Sol, Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius, Aries, Leo
Some additional folk names: Lurk In The Ditch, Run By The Ground, Organ Tea, Pilolerian, Squaw Mint, Tick Weed, Mosquito Plant
Size: 1 ounce
Elder is a perennial shrub that can be found growing along hedgerows, forest perimeters, and in gardens as an ornamental. The elder berry has an extensive history of use and folklore in traditional western practices. For centuries, elderberries have been used to make preserves, wines, cordials, herbal infusions, and elderberry syrup.
Elder is a plant native to most of Europe, North America, and southwest Asia. Its flowers and berries have a long history of use in traditional European medicine. Elder berries have also been used for making preserves, wines, winter cordials, and for adding flavor and color to other wines. Most commonly, the flowers or berries of elder are employed for their healthful benefits. The dried fruits are less bitter than the fresh. Although the branches and leaves are poisonous, the small stem which is sometimes left on the berry is safe. Elder is a member of the Caprifoliaceae family.
Uses of Elder Berries
Elder berries support immune health to help you stay feeling your best. They support the body’s immune defenses to keep you feeling healthy. Prepare whole Elder Berries as teas, tinctures, syrups, wine, cordials and even ketchup. For more health benefits, many say it’s good to combine Elder Berries with Echinacea.
The raw fruit contains a component sambunigrin which may cause vomiting and severe diarrhea if ingested. Of course, always consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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