Many have summer memories linked to the taste of an elderflower cordial, and the annual ritual of creating it. Memories of sunny days spent harvesting and – later – drinking Elderflowers. Another summer drink is made from Elderflowers soaked in lemon juice overnight.
Well known by many, the elder tree has been described as ‘the medicine chest of the country people’. Used by herbalists since the 5th century AD, it is a well-known herb with a rich folk-lore attached to it. It was used to treat irritations, inflammation, colds, and helped to break fevers.
Different cultures had different beliefs about the Elder, but all of them connected the elder to protection. If you were to stand under a tree during a thunderstorm, lightening wouldn’t strike you. Sleeping under the tree would give you mystical dreams. Or, you could place some under your pillow to ward off negative energy during dreams.
Elderflowers will also help you to see things in a new, positive light – moving you through an issue and supporting emotional healing. It is a supportive herb for anyone going through a transition; for when things are coming to an end and a new beginning is needed.
Elderflowers are used in a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Helping to heal wounds or burns on the skin,
- Supporting the health of the upper respiratory tract,
- Helping to support the immune system in condition like asthma and hay fever,
- For their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and
- Supporting a fever as a diaphoretic.
Certified organic elderflower dried herbs stocked in Ballarat herb shop available in:
25 grams = $7.99
50 grams = $11.99
100 grams = $18.99