The elderberry plant grows all over North America. Elderflower is the first to appear on the plant early summer, and shortly thereafter the elderberry itself begins to develop. It is easy to spot, growing in large umbels of star-shaped flower clusters, which can reach a lofty 4 to 12 inches in diameter! Each individual flower within the cluster possesses 5 petals along with 5 pale yellow thin filaments which grow from the center of the flower.
The elderflower has so many immune boosting benefits just as much as the elderberries themselves. They are a diuretic, laxative, antiviral, antiseptic, as well as hosts a plethora of anti-inflammatories and contains high amounts of vitamin C. It is used to relieve swollen sinuses (sinusitis), colds, influenza (flu), swine flu, bronchitis, diabetes, and helps to move along toxic waste which can cause constipation.
Elderflowers are also used to intensely hydrate the hair. This makes them the
perfect ingredient to detangle hair and restore them to a state of being smoother and silkier. All in all, elderflowers are a wonderful flower to manage tresses and keep them strong, moisturized, well nourished, and easily managed.
Our wildcrafted elderflower tincture can be taken internally as a preventative or on the onset of illness. It is recommended to take the tincture three times per day during illness to aid in a quicker recovery.