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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Medicinal use of Red Elder: Red elder was widely employed medicinally by various native North American Indian tribes, who used it to treat a range of complaints, but especially as an emetic and purgative to cleanse the system. It is little used in modern herbal medicine.
Elder Flowers (Red Elder)
Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant
Ingredients: 1.5 kg honey (sugar optional) 2 litres boiling water 2-3 medium lemons, washed 400g-450g of fresh elderflowers, de-stemmed. (Alternatively 200g-250g if dried elderflowers) 50g citric acid, or acid blend (available at any wine making store) Add all ingredients together, let sit for 3-5 hours