Herb of the Month: Elderflower

If you have never met Elderflower, I’d like to (re) introduce you to Her. She’s an amazing friend of mine.  For me, Elderflower is a doting, wise and powerful Grandmother. She gives you what you need in the form you can best receive it.

There isn’t a harsh word in her. She is firm and gentle; lovingly guiding you in ways you don’t see or recognize until things come right. Suddenly what hurt before doesn’t hurt anymore and you’re surprised at how strong you are.

Elderflower makes for an excellent guide because she calms and grounds scattered energy, soothes emotional wounds and helps you sort out who you really are. Trust Elderflower. She knows.

Although some folks don’t really care for Elderflower during pregnancy and lactation, I used it all throughout pregnancy and lactation without any problems. In fact she helped me create space to mother in my own way, without taking on things that weren’t mine. But be sure to check in with your clinician and intuition before connecting with Elderflower. However, Elderflower is a go-to for me. If there is a problem I usually go to her first. If she can’t help, she always shows me who will. Elderflower always plays nicely with others.

If you are interested in discovering the wonder of Elderflower, try some Elderflower tincture. Simply empty a dropper full in an 8oz glass of water once daily.  As you work with Elderflower tincture, notice what is going on within you and in your life. She is subtle yet powerful and effective.

If tincture isn’t for you, try some tea. Here is a simple recipe that should last for a day or three. The intention here is to introduce you to Elderflower, but also to create some space for her to work her magic 🙂

Elderflower Tea:

2 Parts Elderflower

1 Part Nettles

1 Part Chamomile Flowers

Parts can be tablespoons or teaspoons. After mixing all parts, steep one table spoon in 8 oz of hot water for 5 minutes. Strain & Enjoy 🙂

Enjoy your time with Elderflower! She’s amazing.

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