Elderflowers (flowers from the Sambucus nigra plant) are in bloom right around the Summer Solstice (at least where I live), and this is a perfect time to create delightful healing recipes. One of these recipes uses raw honey (from my hives, of course) to gain the added benefits! If you are looking for recipes for elderberry available later in the season, I posted a delicious recipe for elderberry elixir last year!
Medicinal Benefits of Elderflower
Elder – both the berry and the flower– is a first-rate medicinal plant that is unmatched in its ability to bolster the immune system and fight off illness. I really enjoy having elderflower around in the winter months, especially when flu season comes around. The flowers of elder come into bloom anywhere from late May till early June depending on the season and where you live–but for me, usually they are a premiere summer…
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