Elderflower is a delicate herb with a light floral scent that offers many wellness qualities similar to its Elderberry . Elderflower and Elderberry come from the same tree.
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. Elderflower also contains chlorogenic acids, such as cinnamic acid, which may help with allergies, regulate blood glucose levels and have a gentle laxative effect on the body. Elderflower is 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.
Our organic Elderflowers can be used both for hot tea, iced tea or for culinary. Use 1-2 tsp, up to a full tablespoon per 8 oz of very hot water. Cover and steep for 8 - 10 minutes. Add lemon, honey or stevia to enhance the flavor. It is incredibly light and delicate. If you are an avid drinker of loose leaf tea, you can create your own combos of herbal tea. Elderflower goes well with chamomile, peppermint, sencha green tea and hibiscus. Enjoy 1-2 cups daily.
Our dried elderflower can be added to batter, baking, cookies, soups and other foods.
Elderflower can cause gastrointestinal disturbances, such as nausea and diarrhea, 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.
1.5 oz bag / 10 Tbs
I find this tea to be very light and enjoyable. I try to mix it in my nightly routine, at least, once a week. I have terrible allergies and find some relief with regular usage