Elderflower | Sambucus nigra | Organic


Elderflower has a long history of use as a medicinal herb as well as a culinary use as a champagne or cordial flavour.

Elderflower’s medicinal use mainly relates to its anti-catarrhal action on the sinus and its anti-allergenic properties from the flavonoids present in the flowers. It also has antiviral potential against some strains of the influenza virus and the HSV-1 virus in cell culture. (1)

Ursolic acid is also an anti-inflammatory agent,  (1)

We  primarily use Elderflower in our Hayfever tea as it’s anti-catarrhal action lends itself nicely to helping clear the upper respiratory tract of mucous.


  1. Fisher, C, 2009 Materia Medica of Western Herbs.
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Additional information


Dried Elderflower


Anti-catarrhal, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory


Flavonoids – Rutin, Isorhamnetin, astragalin, Hyperoside, Isoquercetin, Quercetin, Kaempferol, Phenolic acids – Chlorogenic, P-coumaric acid, Caffeic acid, Triterpenes – Ursolic acid, Oleanolic acid, a-amyrin, b-amyrin, Lupeol, Volatile oil, Sterols Tannins, Mucilage, Minerals – Potassium


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or trying to conceive. Please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 5-10 minutes. Drink 1-3 times daily.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams

Country of origin

Elderflower grows naturally in the Northern hemisphere. This tea is organically grown and harvested in Bulgaria.