Elderberry [Sambucus]

Often toted for cold and flu season, the Elderberry has been used to help maintain a healthy body temperature and proper perspiration during acute immune challenges.

It is an excellent aid to support the body's resilience through the winter months.

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The Elder plant has deep roots in tradition. In the 9th century, Charlemagne proclaimed the Elder plant a panacea and ordered it be planted widely. In many European traditions, an offering was made for the harvesting of plants to the Elder mother, who was thought to live within the Elder tree.

As American Ginseng is the Grandfather of the herbs in some Native American traditions, Elder is the Grandmother in European ones.

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