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~ Herb of the Year ~ > Elder (Sambucus)-Herb of the Year 2013

Elder is steeped in lore, loved and respected and renowned for it's
healing properties. My Grandpa used to make whistles from the bark of
it's branches. I use the flowers in all sorts of beauty products as they
soften the skin and in fever formulas,but the flowers are also the base
of a favorite beverage, Elder Fizz--which is light and delicate, but
packs quite a wallop! The berries make the best immune and cold syrup I
know and unlike many medicines, it is delicious!

Read more about this beloved plant:




http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/13198/elder-herb-of-the-year-2013http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus  


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