Elderflower has decongestant properties which makes it an excellent natural and herbal remedy for treating many respiratory infections . Elder can help to treat hay fever, bronchial congestion, and sinusitis. Elder’s fruit is used as a natural remedy for relieving rheumatism.
Elderflower ointment can be applied externally to treat irritated skin, bruises, sprains and minor wounds. If one is looking for a natural remedy to tone skin or lighten it up then elderflower is the solution. The parts of elder used as a natural and herbal remedy are the leaves, bark, flowers and fruits.
How Elder is used As a Herbal or Natural Remedy.
A syrup made from elderberry juice boiled with some sugar is an effective natural and herbal remedy against bronchitis and colds.
Elder can be made into a lotion for softening the skin.
Caution on Elder.
The seeds of elder should be avoided as they can be toxic. It is also advised to cook the fruit first before eating them.