"The Witch's Tree, The Medicine Chest"
Believed to aid in sinus issues, cold + flu, bronchitis & constipation. *Do not take in large amounts, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have diabetes or recent surgery.
Elderflower is the flower of a tree, an extract of the flower is used to make medicine (such as for swollen sinuses, colds, influenza, bronchitis, diabetes, and constipation...).
Elderflower can be used as a gargle and mouthwash for coughs, colds, and breath. It is sometimes used topically for joint pain, and pain and swelling/inflammation.
In foods and beverages, elderflower is used as a flavoring component.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Always consult your Dr. before begin the use of any herbs or herbal remedies.
Water element. Saturn or Venus. Feminine.
This sacred tree was referred to as the witch's tree. It was considered good luck to live nearby an elder tree as long as you took care of it, for it's bad luck to neglect it or cut it down. The elder tree is associated with death, and the bark and berries can be used as a conduit to communicate with the dead. It is commonly used in exorcisms. Wands created from elder bark are considered especially powerful for healing. They also can be used in banishing spells or when blessing a new home.