by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupé
For centuries, Elder has been the gateway tender for more than just mythology. Modern science has proven what herbalists have known all along; elderberry and elderflower help build immunity and protect our cells against infection and viral attack. Come with us on this look into Elder’s remarkable healing skills in this edition of The Practical Herbalist’s Herbal Folio series. We’ll look deeper into elder’s medicinal properties, offering some understanding of how this humble shrub protects boundaries on the cellular level, as well as exploring other uses for elder’s energy. Household and Non-Medicinal Uses, Gardening and Gathering, caring for animals, the history and mythology of elder, and Cautions will all be covered. We’ll offer up a few recipes, including one for Elderberry Wine, and a variety of ideas for adding the power of elder to your daily life. Step into a whole new world of herbal medicine with Elder: Boundary Keeper.
For more information on Elder, purchase a copy of Elder: Boundary Keeper. This Herbal Folio contains expanded information, including:
- Medicinal Properties
- Conditions best helped by Elder and Elderberry
- Gardening and Gathering
- Animal Husbandry
- Household Formulas
- History, Folklore, Myth, and Magic
- A Printable Quick Facts Card
Proceeds from sales of The Practical Herbalist’s Herbal Folio series go toward supporting The Practical Herbalist website. Support this terrific reference site by buying your copy of Elder: Boundary Keeper today.