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Sambucus nigra 

The elder tree’s wide variety of medicinal uses have inspired herbalists to nicknam it The Tree of Medicine. Elder's springtime flowers are aromatic, tasty, and cooling. Taken as a hot tea, it is a wonderful diaphoretic, opening the pores to induce sweating. This makes it useful in detoxifying blends and for reducing fevers. Elderflower tea also clears the head and chest congestion that accompany viruses.  Its ability to help the body purge toxins through the skin makes it great for eruptive skin conditions and rashes. Elderflower tea or infused oil can be a great addition to your topical skin care regimen; elderflower extract is added to many beauty creams.  


THS recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.  

This information is for education purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration