We have been exploring the uses for elderflower. A friend told me not long ago that it was really only useful for tea but with a little research, I have found a few uses for elderflower like elderflower lemonade that is just perfect for summer time. If you are wanting fresh elderflowers you need to act fast as the elder plants are beginning to for berries where flowers once bloomed. Of course, you can always grab dried elderflowers to use for making tea.
Elderflower Tea Benefits
Elderflower is a powerful plant to grow in your medicinal garden. It can also be foraged for fairly easily. While the flowers and berries from the elder plant are beneficial and make a great immune booster the stems, leaves, and branches are all highly toxic so use caution when preparing fresh elder for your family.
Elderflower tea is a great immune system booster. This is a great option to drink when you are fighting a fold or the flu. With last winter bringing so many illnesses around it is never a bad idea to plan immune boosters for your family. Add dried elderflowers to your stock to go along with your elderberry.
Elderflower tea recipe
- 1 teaspoon elderflowers
- 1 slice or wedge lemon
- 6 oz water
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
How to make elderflower tea
Elderflower tea is simple to make. Place elderflowers into steaming hot water and let steep for 5-6 minutes. \
Strain flowers form the water.
Add fresh lemon and raw honey to add flavor.
Sip and enjoy.
Where to buy elderflower tea
If you don’t want to make your own elderflower tea using fresh or dried elderflowers you can purchase elderflower tea bags ready to go form your local health food store or online on sites like Amazon. For the best results look for wild harvested or organic elderflower teas.