Dried Elder Flower

$5.50

Elder-flower tea has a long history of use in German medicine. It has strong antioxidant properties and antiviral effect. Elder-flower tea quite popular for fighting the symptoms of  a cold and flu.
Elderflower tastes great in kombucha, just make an elderflower simple syrup and add to your home-brewed kombucha in the secondary ferment. It will give an unique flavor of elderflower combined with the kombucha tang.
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. You should look those up.
There are plenty of recipes to be found making Elder-blossom Syrup using fresh flowers, but not everyone has those...the dried version is very tasty just different.
Or try a healing oil infusing with Elder blossom and Calendula.

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TASTE:

Flowers have a light but earthy flavor blends really well with Chamomile 

Both the flowers and berries are used.

TO BREW:

Use two teaspoons of dried herb and steep in one cup hot water for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy as is, or add lemon & honey.

CAFFEINE CONTENT:

Caffeine free

Details
Culinary Grade
Organic Dried Elder Flower - Sambucus nigra 
1 oz / 28 gr
Store in a cool dry place
Rituals
Elder is feminine in action 
associated with Venus
element of Water
other names -tree of doom, Ellhorn, Hylder, Sureau, Old lady and Witch's tree are just a few
The Danish Goddess, Hyldemoer (Elder-Mother) is a spirit like a wood-nymph or dryad that lives in the elder tree. The Elder tree was considered sacred to this Goddess, and the tree's gifts were regarded as her blessings. The spirit is said to haunt or torment people who build from elder wood unless they ask permission first.
Woodwind instruments made from Elder are the most beloved of the Spirit world, hinting at Elder’s power to connect energies across the divide.

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