Sambucus flores – Found in abundance in the Irish countryside in Summer, These delicate flowers create a mild, sweet and flowery tasting herbal tea that is deeply nourishing and supportive. Although Commonly used as a loose herbal tea, Our dried Elderflowers can also be used to make cordials, wine or for infusing with spirits or tonics.
100% Dried Elderflowers - Sambucus nigra
The Elderflower is also packed with bio-flavonoids that help to boost the immune system. Research has shown that Elderflowers are also effective in killing common pathogens & is an "anti-catarrhal" herb, meaning it is extremely effective for runny noses and congestion. Anti-catarrhal herbs prevent excess mucous formation and aid in removing mucous and reducing inflammation in the body.
Folklore and history
Over the centuries, elderberry has been used to treat colds, flu, fever, burns, cuts, and more than 70 other maladies, from toothache to the plague. In the 17th century, John Evelyn, a British researcher, declared, “If the medicinal properties of its leaves, flowers, bark, and berries were fully known, I cannot tell what our countryman could ail for which he might not fetch a remedy (from the elderberry), either for sickness or wounds.”
Elder is sacred to many goddess traditions, especially those dedicated to the goddesses Venus and Holle. Pagan tradition holds that the spirit which inhabits the Elder tree is the Elder Mother who holds the power to work her magic in this world. It was said that one who falls asleep under the branches of the Elder Tree would have vivid dreams of faery realms and be transported to Celtic faery lands.
HealthTea Elderflower Tea is made from the very best flowers, grown specifically for the purpose of making herbal tea. After harvest the flower heads are cut away, cleaned, inspected for quality and damage before being air dried out of direct sunlight.
We enjoy our HealthTea best when brewed in a teapot or French press. 1-2 tsps. for every cup of boiling water, stir, then steep for 10 minutes or more.
But you are you, so experiment, find your flavour and drink to your health!
HealthTea Therapeutic Herbal infusions, A natural source of Multi Vitamins & Minerals to support You and Your health. Organically and Ethically grown Super Herbs, lovingly blended for You into great tasting teas. Using only 100% biodegradable packaging that makes every cup of HealthTea Good for You and Good for the Earth.
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