After the rain today, the distinct aroma of Elder Flowers infused the air up on the downs!
You would be forgiven for thinking that this Herbalist spends all her time out in Nature!
I do have Clinic’s and a dispensary to run, but I do also have a dog, hence the wonderful daily walk’s!
The scent of the Elderflower brought me to think about making my yearly batch of Elderflower cordial, it tastes gorgeous and is very easy to make.
Here is a basic recipie and one that works for me!
The weight is not important as the amount of sugar can be adjusted after steeping.
Collect your Elderflowers and remove the bigger stalks.
Place in a bowl and pour on enough fresh boiled water to cover and sprinkle with sugar.
Cover with lemon slices ( peel removed) Leave to steep for 24hrs, strain and adjust sweetness to taste.
Remember to cover the top surface with lemon slices to reduce the area exposed to oxidation as this will otherwise turn brown.
Elderflowers are Diaphoretic, anti-cattarhal and antispasmodic.
Use in a tea for Hayfever, Colds and Flu, sinusitus, Catarrhal deafness.