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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.
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.
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**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