Elderflower - Grown Organically
Grown organically and regeneratively by one of the Meeting House Farm Collaborative Farms. Plants are dried immediately after harvest in an on-farm drying facility to maximize potency and preserve quality.
We typically harvest Elderflowers in June.
In the Apothecary:
Preparations: Extract of fresh flowers in alcohol. Extract of dried flowers in oil. Water infusion of dried flowers. Culinary - fermentation of flowers.
Uses: Immune system support, skin support.
Energetics: Cooling & Drying
Tastes: Sweet, floral
Herbal Action: Anti-viral, immune stimulant, flowers are decongestant and specific for skin irritation.
From our Experience:
We use the elderflowers to make a fermented drink similar in taste to champagne. This is in addition to medicinal uses of course.