Elder Flower Tea: Ancient, versatile, long-standing curative

$14.47

Enjoy elder flower tea, as people have since antiquity. Tastes great as a tea, especially when blended with mild teas such as chamomile, as well as in syrups, cordials, soup, wine, brandy and other beverages. Among its many qualities, the elderflower has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which help ease colds, flu, and respiratory difficulties, and is thought to relieve allergies and boost the immune system. To make elderflower tea, steep two teaspoons in hot water for five-to-10 minutes. Comes in a 4.5 ounce container.

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Description

Remnants have appeared in Stone Age sites and ancient herbalists, such as Hippocrates and Dioscorides espoused its medicinal uses, and the Druids used the flowers – and every other part of the elder tree – in healing and blessing rituals. In England, summer was thought to begin when the elder was in full bloom and ended when the berries were ripe. Native Americans used the elderflower for healing purposes for hundreds of years.

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Weight6 oz

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