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Elderflower (Sambucus nigra)

Elderflower, just like its berry counterpart, has potent immune stimulating and antiviral properties, and has long been revered for its use during cold and flu season.

It is also anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal and expectorant, aiding in the expulsion of mucus from the lungs as well as improving sinus congestion.

It also increases core body temperature in a gentle way, to open up pores for detoxification, and can also be used as a mild laxative for constipation.

Part used:

Flower, bark, root, leaf


Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, drying, cooling


Anti-inflammatory, antiviral, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, immune boosting


Bronchitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, cold and flu with fever, mouth and throat inflammation, oedema, kidney stones, UTIs, eczema, ulcers, boils and abscesses, skin inflammation.





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