Elder Flowers

Lylliths' Emporium


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Elder Flowers - Sambucus nigra, 10g (from Romania)

Botanical name: Sambucus nigra

Folk Names: Boure Tree, Eldrum, Ellhorn, Lady Ellhorn, Old Gal, Old Lady, Yakori Bengeskro (Romany - Devils Eye), Sewwt Elder, Tree of Doom, Alhuren, Battree, Hylder, Pipe Tree.

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Deities: Holda, Venus

Powers: Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep

Magickal Uses: Placed under the pillow help you sleep soundly. Used in protection and banishing blends, it is said to have the power to force a witch to release any spells cast upon you. 

Carried, Elder flowers (bark and berries as well), is said to protect you from temptation of adultery - though there is no excuse for such behaviour!

Folklore - (Some) Gypsies believed it to be dangerous to burn Elder wood and as such strictly forbade it's use as firewood. 

Healing Properties: Cold and flu, arthritis, chest infections.

*Our herbs are packaged in little plastic ziplock bags with labels

**Medicinal properties are listed as a guide only, Lylliths' Emporium is not responsible for any misuse of herbs, resins, berries or oils - always seek professional medical advice before using natural therapies.

Information Sourced From: Cunninghams' Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham.
Wikipedia, www.anniesremedy.com, www.herbs2000.com, www.witchipedia.com, And our own private collection of grimoires and herbal lore