8 reasons to kneel before the Elderberry
Elderberries (Sambucus Nigra) – well-known bush, beautifies its surroundings twice a year:
first in spring when in May bloom with intense smelling yellowish-white flowers, then again in autumn when it reveals the rich tassels of
the fruits blackberries, bending the narrow branches down to the ground.
We have said about the extraordinary features of the elderberries, “tip your head before the camomile, kneel before the elderberries”.
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Each part of elderberry has excellent healing power – root, leaf, flower and fruit. The entire flower plate is picked at the very beginning of flowering when the middle flowers are still closed. But you can also buy a flower drug in a pharmacy or drugstore. Flower tea is a first-class cure for all colds (colds). It induces sweating, destroys rotting bacteria, cleans bloody bronchi. It also has diuretic effects and is slightly absorbed, thereby relieving constipation.
When used externally, the drug is a great addition to inhalation mixtures against rhinitis and bronchitis, but also against headaches, face, teeth and ears, and has proven to be a testis for varicose veins.
The fruits (berries) are collected when they are almost ripe, take them carefully, remove the green berries, leave only black and healthy. We can dry them, make syrup, cook them as a compote, jam or pour the wine in the usual way. We can eat them raw, but only in smaller quantities because they are laxative.
The main importance of the fruits is that it relieves the pain of nervous origin. They help in
nerve inflammations (neuritis and neuroglia).
Fruits of Elderberries
major cold and flu relief
immune system booster
lowers blood sugar
encourages healthy skin
natural diuretic and laxative
essential oils, ruin, sambunigrin
Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron
waste ground roadsides
flower heads -May-June
Fruits – mid-August – mid-September
Black elder, Boutree, Elder, common elder, European elder, Elderberry bush, Sambucus nigra