Sambucus nigraThe Elder tree is called “Tree of Medicine” for its bounty of uses. The flower is aromatic, tasty, and cooling. It is a wonderful diaphoretic, helping to open the pores to induce sweating, to accommodate and cool fevers. It’s also great for head and chest colds and clearing mucous. Elder Flowers are excellent detoxifying herbs helping with removal of toxins through the skin making them great for eruptive skin conditions and rashes. Elder Flower is also a great addition to your skin care regimen and is added to many beauty creams.