Elder

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An English Elder tree near Clifden. County Galway, Connemara. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

Tastes

Slightly sweet, sour, and slightly mucilaginous

Parts Used

The berries and flowers are the most commonly used parts, but there are also topical indications for the inner bark, leaves, and roots

Primary Actions

Alterative, Anticatarrhal/Decongestant, Astringent, Demulcent, Relaxant Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Hepatoprotective, Inflammation Modulating

Affinities

Physical Organs, Systems & Tissues

Cardiovascular & Blood

Digestive

Kidney

Respiratory

Skin

Energetics

Cool & drying

Preparations

Dosage

For prevention

Syrup - 4oz - 1x per day

Elixir - 2oz - 1x per day

When sick

Syrup - 4oz every 3 to 4 hours

Elixir - 2oz every 3 to 4 hours

Clinical Patterns & Uses

Formulation Strategies

herbal-recipes

Elderberry Syrup