Elder flower is aromatic and makes for a great additive to teas. Like many natural, organically grown botanical medicine elder flower combats free radicals. Research shows that elder flower can be used to naturally relieve coughs and congestion, An Evidence-Based Systematic Review of Elderberry and Elderflower (Sambucus nigra) by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration.
Elder Flower helps to build the blood, cleanses the system, eases constipation, and enhances immune system function. It increases perspiration, lowers fever, soothes the respiratory tract and stimulates circulation. Elder flower is also effective against flu viruses, and are used to soother skin irritations.
“Elderflower is a valuable herbal raw material widely used in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. It is a rich source of bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols (e.g. chlorogenic acid, rutin, quercetin), that are responsible for their health benefits. Elderberry flowers demonstrate mainly diaphoretic, antipyretic, diuretic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and have been used in folk medicine as a remedy for various ailments and diseases.”
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