Flowers of the elder shrub have a slightly musky scent with a light but earthy flavor. The delicate, white flowers are used to make teas, syrups, sauces, soups, jams, and jellies as well as a variety of alcoholic beverages. The sweet floral note of elder flower is commonly balanced by the tartness of lemon or gooseberry. They are also commonly used as an ingredient in natural health and beauty products.
There often combined with propolis or echinacea and known to support healthy immune system functioning. These flowers are also believed to contain antiviral agents. Elder flowers are particularly rich in antioxidants and minerals which makes them perfect in battling the common cold.
Dried Flower / Whole
Culinary and Medicinal Herb
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Gooseberry & Elderflower Compote
Specific: Processed in a facility that also produces tree nuts. Tree nut fragments may be occasionally present.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
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