Elder

 

Powerful ElderImage – part of Medicinal Tree Exhibit. Exhibition was displayed during National Herb Week 2015

Elder (Sambucus nigra): The berries and the flowers are useful for respiratory health and the immune system. We also use Elder for treating allergies, eczema and viruses. It can be taken in tincture or infusion (tea).

Learn how to make Elder flower cordial here

Learn about more tree medicines here

Learn about the ancient trees of Ireland here

About the Author

YVETTE SHERIDAN BHSC (NAT), B. COMM

EvieYvette has been practicing herbal medicine for over 10 years.  Read more here