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Elderflower (Sambucus nigra L.)

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Elder (Sambucus nigra L) species is widespread in Europe, common in the UK. Common names of the plant include Elderflower, Black Elderberry, European...

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  • 50g
  • 100g

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Elder (Sambucus nigra L) species is widespread in Europe, common in the UK. Common names of the plant include Elderflower, Black Elderberry, European Elderberry, European Elder or just Elder.  It is used in herbalism, also in cosmetic and decorative purposes. Elderflower has a long history of usage to flavour food and drinks.

In manufacturing, Elderflower extracts are used in perfumes. Elderflower water is used in eye and skin lotions. These extra original blooms are also a wonderful addition to desserts and drinks.

There are many ways you can use Elderflower. It tastes deliciously mixed into cakes, tarts and jams. It pairs really well with tart fruits such as rhubarb and gooseberries.

How To Use Elderflower Health Embassy

Infusion

Pour 250ml of boiling water over 1-2 tsp of Elderflower and steep in a covered container for 10 minutes, then strain. Add a spoonful of natural honey, stir well and drink.

Decoction

1 tbsp of Elderflower pour 200ml of cold water. Bring it to boil and simmer for 3 minutes, then set aside for 15 minutes to infuse. Strain and drink 100 ml of decoction 2-3 times a day. It can be mixed with raspberry syrup.

Tincture

Place crushed Elderflower in a jar, cover with 60% alcohol, and let sit in a cool dark place for 3 to 4 weeks, shaking daily. After this time, strain and pour into the bottle.

Eye Wash

Make the Elderflower infusion, let it cool, and rinse the eyes. You can also soak a washcloth in the cool tea and use as an eye compress.

Cordial

Boil Elderflower for a few minutes, strain the flowers and add in equal parts sugar to the remaining volume of water. Add a few drops of lemon juice and citric acid, mix well. To use in drinks, put 1-3 tbsp of cordial into a glass and add some water, tonic water, sparkling wine, or gin.

This product description is for informational purposes only.

It does not replace the consultation with a doctor and cannot be used as a medication or be a part of therapy. All decisions on this matter should be consulted with your doctor.

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