The Hedge Craft – Elder (Sambuccus nigra)

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Elder (Sambuccus nigra) – flowers and berries
• febrifuge – used to break fevers (blossom)
• flowers support circulation (lymphatic system), promotes
elimination through urinary tract, cuts congestion and
inflammation of upper-respiratory tract, breaks up catarrh
• reduces symptoms of hay fever, often used with nettle in this
instance
• berries reduce the length and severity of colds and flu, also good
for coughs
• flowers and berries are anti-viral
Used as tea, tincture, glycerite or succus, cordial or syrup.