The delicate white clusters of our Elderberry trees could surprise you with how valuable they can be for some as additional wellness support. They make a lovely light floral tea but when made into a concentrate, the little flowers can pack a punch!
Elderberry Flower (sambucas nigra) is used for swollen sinuses (sinusitis), colds, influenza (flu), bronchitis, diabetes, as a diuretic and constipation. It shows promise to help with allergies if taken in low doses on a continuous basis.
Elderflower is rich in bioflavonoids, mostly flavones and flavonols, that are most commonly known for their antioxidant. anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The most abundant flavonols in elderflower are quercetin, isoquercitrin and anthocyanins, which have antiviral properties as well. Elderflower also contains chlorogenic acids, such as cinnamic acid, which may help with allergies, and regulate blood glucose levels.
Elderflower can be used in many forms such as infused water, herbal tea and some prefer the convenience of a tincture. Use the tincture at the start of allergy season and continue to use it daily until the coast is clear and that the season has passed. Enhance the wellness properties by taking it with local raw honey daily.
This tincture is made with wild crafted organic fresh harvested elderflower that is grown onsite. This is a pure concentrated tincture with no additives, no color and no preservatives.
Comes in a 1 ounce glass dropper bottle and the shelf life is over one year. No refrigeration required. This is adult strength and can be taken daily as a preventative with the maintenance dose of one dropper full in a beverage per day. If needing to take the low dose for continuous support, use about 15 drops every few hours, throughout the day.
Elderflower can be used together with stinging nettle and raw honey which additionally has show to help with allergies.
Elderflower can cause gastrointestinal disturbances, such as nausea and diarrhea, especially when consumed in large amounts. Since elderflower can lower blood sugar levels, use by diabetics should be monitored. Avoid using prior to and immediately following surgery as well. When starting a new tincture, its always advisable to start with just a few drops and work your way up from there.
Please take care when using herbal remedies and products. We highly recommend reading our page regarding "Precautions and Contradictions" and additionally, "What is a Tincture?".
I add this on bad allergy days