Elder flowers

Elder flowers

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Elder is also known as Ellhorn, Elderberry, Lady Elder and black berried Elder.

It is a Druid Sacred Tree. It is also known as the “country medicine chest” because it has numerous health uses. Traditionally, the flowers of the elder tree were used to make a tea that is good for treating coughs and irritable throats. It also used as an ingredient in making a skin cleanser and lotion.

Elder flowers will:

  • Help clear away bad vibrations.
  • Clear away negative energy.
  • Aid use in ritual spells.

The dried flowers of Elder are used for Protection and to ward off both natural and unnatural illness. This is the reason why it is used to ward off both natural and unnatural illness. It is being used to ward of illness because of its inherent capacity to quickly to repel illness and regenerate itself when damaged.

For Protection from intrusion, you have to place a pinch of any form of Elder in the four corners of the room and also in the room’s center. Dried Elder flowers are sprinkled around one’s property or carried for protection from criminals and from the law. Other people opt to hang some Elder in bags above the front and back doors. This is done to get a protection against burglary.

People avoiding the cops or the authorities often sprinkle dried Elder flowers together with other herbs then place these on the floor so no law officer will walk or drive over Elder. The reason behind the fear of walking over or driving over any part of an Elder Mother tree is that it was believed that the Magical Elder Mother dwells in a part of the elder tree. The Elder will harm anyone who damages the tree. In this case, the one stepping over or driving over the dried Elder flower.

By Florance Saul
Aug 29, 2012