elderflower

part of plant used: 
flower
botanical name: 
Sambucus nigra
elderflower

Elder flowers are sweet, dry, bitter and neutral with a secondary cooling effect. Their actions on the body are anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal, diaphoretic – which means they promote sweating and reduce fevers, promote expectoration and calm down mucus production. For the skin they help clear sores and boils, softening deposits, draining fluid congestion and clearing inflammation, heat and toxins. In my creams Elder contributes a lightness, bringing energies of dispersing, normalizing, restoring.