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Sambucus nigra Flos / Elder Flowers Cut
£8.13 – £24.50
Sambucus nigra (also known as elder, elder berry black elder) is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to approximately 6m tall. They bear large clusters of small white or cream-colored flowers in late spring; these are followed by clusters of small black, blue-black, or red berries
It is generally found growing in hedges and woods.
The genus occurs in temperate to subtropical regions of the world. More widespread in the Northern Hemisphere, its Southern Hemisphere occurrence is restricted to parts of Australasia and South America. Many species are widely cultivated for their ornamental leaves, flowers and fruit.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Anti-Bacterial – Research in Ireland showed that elderflower extract was effective in killing many common hospital pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Anti-Inflammatory – Due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties the most common uses for elderflowers are for colds and flu, sinus infections, and other respiratory disturbances.
Diuretic – As a supplement, elderflower also has diuretic and laxative properties and is helpful in relieving occasional constipation.
Immunostimulant – The use of elderflowers is said to boost the functioning of the immune system.
Topical uses – Due mainly to its anti-inflammatory actions, elderflowers can help reduce pain and swelling in joints due to some forms of arthritis. Its antiseptic properties make it a useful herb as a mouthwash and gargle.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
250gm, 500gm, 1000gm