Elder: The Amazing Healing Benefits of Elder, the Premier by Brigitte Mars

By Brigitte Mars

The berries and plants of the elder tree have an extended historical past of use in Europe herbalism. Their advantages diversity from ridding the physique of poisons to selling weight-loss. This advisor explores the clinical values of elder and its makes use of in cosmetics and within the kitchen.

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Cyanidin was one of the isolated anthocyanins. Two other new ones were discovered. 6 Anthocyanins, which help to give the plant color, are antioxidants which protect cells from free radical damage, slowing down the aging process and strengthening the immune system. Page 38 Elder for Children Elder is considered an excellent remedy for children. When consumed by the pregnant mother, it helps to improve her circulation and aids in the removal of waste products, thus making things easier on the unborn.

As for elder, the branches of the young plant are hollow tubes that correspond to the tubes in the body such as the blood vessels and the pores of the skin. Thus, according to The Doctrine of Signatures, elder helps to open and affect the tubes of the body in a positive way. 1 The tubes of our respiratory system are opened by the use of elder. Elder is helpful for people who wake up in the night unable to breathe, perhaps even turning blue in the face. Elder also affects the tubes of our nervous system, calming anxiety.

Avoid giving anything with honey to children under one year of age. Page 39 Elder in Oriental Medicine and Homeopathy There are two main types of elder that are used in Chinese medicine. Sambucus racemosa called Chieh-ku-tan, which means ''bone knitting medicine," is neutral in temperature and bitter in flavor. It is used as a tea for pain and to relieve the body of excess moisture. Sambucus javanica, known as Ch'ou ts'ao, meaning "stinkweed," is warm and sweet. As a medicine it is employed to reduce swelling.

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