Elderflowers Dried Herb 25g Tea, Cordial, Gin
Regular price £2.27
The Elder is an ancient hedgerow plant, native to Britain. Steeped in mystery and superstition, a number of powers and properties have been attributed to this plant, with its frothy, saucer-sized mass of white flowers and dark black berries.
Elders are thought to have medicinal properties, and every part of the plant – bark, leaves, flowers and berries – have been used in domestic medicine since the days of Hippocrates (who used elderflowers to encourage vomiting and purging). Medieval herbalists used the roots as a diuretic, the bark to hasten labour and the berries to soothe piles. Brewed elder bark also makes an excellent medicine for mothers after childbirth to soothe pain and replenish energy. The Mrs. Beeton of herbalists, Mrs. Grieve recommended an elderflower infusion as a good old-fashioned remedy for colds and throat trouble. It’s also reputed to combat hayfever - (Belvoir Farms)
*Must be infused in boiling water prior to consumption.