Elderberry ~Sambucus nigra
Known as the Elder, this prized tree is esteemed in Europe and America. This has been our number one go to since the pandemic. We put a few droppers in our tea throughout the day. It is rich in the nutrients of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta carotene, potassium, bioflavonoids, vitamin B and iron. The berries are used to treat influenza, upper respiratory symptoms, and herpes. They are used in prevention, and to provide relief from colds and used in cough treatments. A bit of trivia; J.K. Rowling used the Elder Wand, made from a branch of an Elderberry tree, in her final book of the Harry Potter series. Elders hold mystery and magic in folklore and tradition. Gardner’s plant Elder’s as protection at the edge of their gardens. We invite you to experience some of the magic offered to us from this wise Elder tree.