Elder was written about by historic healers such as Dioscorides, Galen, Pliny, and Hippocrates, and is still mentioned in many European pharmacopeias today. Elderberries and Elderflowers ~ Sambucus nigra L. have a long tradition in herbalism of being used to reduce inflammation and diabetic symptoms, as diuretics, and in the treatment of colds and flu. Studies have shown that elderberry and elderflower extracts possess diverse biological activities such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidiabetes effects. Elderflower is known to support the body's optimal body temperature, soothe the skin, as an expectorant, and soothe digestive discomforts and more.
Our Elderflowers are hand harvested locally here in Peterborough Ontario, at peak & dried naturally to maintain their vibrant aromatics and high pollen content.
Elderflower has been traditionally used for swollen sinuses (sinusitis), colds, influenza (flu), swine flu, bronchitis, diabetes, and constipation. It is also used to increase urine production (as a diuretic), to increase sweating (as a diaphoretic), and to stop bleeding. Elderflower tea: a pre-historic healing medicine - Renowned British herbalist Maude Grieve wrote in 1930’s about elderflower and its use as “one of the best preventatives known against the advance of influenza and the ill-effects of a chill” ... Elderflowers have relaxing nervine properties, which support the nervous system through stressful periods. It can help to soothe nerves and anxiety.
Elderflowers are cherished for their ability to support the fever process. They don’t artificially lower your fever or stop your immune system, instead, they beneficially modulate the immune system and allow excess heat to escape through your capillaries which can stimulate a healthy fever sweat.
Reach for elderflower when someone has a fever, feels hot and is restless and uncomfortable. My favorite way to work with elderflower to support fevers is with a warm tea.
Our Essential Wellness Botanicals that include Elderflower - Fever Comfort Herbal Glycerin
Ho, Giang Thanh Thi, et al. “RG-I Regions from Elderflower Pectins Substituted on GalA Are Strong Immunomodulators.” International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol. 92, Nov. 2016, pp. 731–38. PubMed, doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.07.090.
Harokopakis, Evlambia, et al. “Inhibition of Proinflammatory Activities of Major Periodontal Pathogens by Aqueous Extracts from Elder Flower (Sambucus Nigra).” Journal of Periodontology, vol. 77, no. 2, Feb. 2006, pp. 271–79. PubMed, doi:10.1902/jop.2006.050232.
Traditional Elderflower Beverages: A Rich Source of Phenolic Compounds with High Antioxidant Activity - https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf506005b
RG-I regions from Elderflower pectins substituted on GalA are strong immunomodulators -
Sambucus nigra (black elder) Elderflower as alternative treatment for cold and flu & fever - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7347422/
Elderblossom ~ Elder Flower - Organic - 95 g
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