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Getting to know: Elderflower

Updated: Sep 11, 2018


The aromatic star shaped flower clusters of the Elder shrub makes a soothing and healing beverage that contains strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Elderflowers are rich in vitamins A, C, and B as well as phytochemicals and antioxidants.


Elderflowers have been used in traditional medicine all over the world in many different cultures due to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties and is particularly helpful when healing from bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, asthma, chronic cough, sore throat, cold, flu, and fever. It’s also very helpful in treating other viral illnesses such as measles, chicken pox, shingles, and Epstein Barr.


Elderflower is a great addition to a detox protocol as it's able to purify the blood and cleanse the lymphatic system of toxins.

'Elderflower works as a natural diuretic and can help eliminate water retention, bloating, and edema' - Anthony William

Elderflower is also known to be particularly useful when healing liver disorders, fungal infections, urinary tract infections, relieving toothaches, gout, headaches, arthritis, and hay fever.  

'Elderflower tea can also be applied topically and used to help heal cuts, wounds, burns as well as fade blemishes and freckles' - Anthony William

Elderflower tea is a beverage that does not generally have any side effects, unless consumed in very large amounts however if you are taking medications and/or prescribed supplements or are pregnant, breastfeeding or have diabetes, consult your health care practitioner before consuming.


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