Elder flowers, leaves and berries are used therapeutically by soothing coughs by increasing bronchial secretions. It also noticeably increases sweating.
Elder flowers are ideal for the treatment of colds and influenza and as an expectorant for treatment of mild inflammation of the upper respiratory tract e.g. hay fever.
- Elder is taken for symptomatic relief in all sorts of upper respiratory ailments. As an herbal compress, it is also used for swelling and inflammation, as a diaphoretic for treatment of fever and chills and as a diuretic.
Elder flowers are traditionally used for their heat-clearing properties in acute stage of colds and flu with fever. Child’s snuffles. Eruptive fevers (measles, etc.). Very good children’s remedy. Upper respiratory infections in general. Lung infection. Sinusitis, hay fever, allergies.
Helps restore mucus to moderate amounts while aiding in infection. Boils, abscesses, skin eruptions (internal and external). Very soothing eye wash. Fluid congestion and edema. Effective for many women as a cooling aid in hot flashes.
Ingredients: Elder Flowers
Directions: A tea can be made by boiling 2g of the dried flowers in 1 cup of water for 10 – 15 minutes. Drink hot 3 times a day.
For colds or fevers, combine Elder Flowers with Peppermint or Yarrow.
Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.