Metaphysical Properties Of Elderflower
Official Name: Sambucus Nigra
Zodiac: Sagittarius, Aquarius, Libra
Deity: Holda, Venus
Metaphysical Powers: Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep, Hex Breaking, Purification
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Elderflower
Elderflower has long been used for Exorcisms, protection, house protection and home blessings, healing, and love.
Elderflower is used to protect yourself from spiritual and physical attacks, to safeguard marriage and preserve fidelity, and for natural healing.
Elderflower is used to treat various conditions like swollen sinuses (sinusitis), colds, influenza (flu), swine flu, bronchitis, diabetes, and constipation. It is used as a diuretic to increase urine production, increase sweating, and stop bleeding.
Traditional medicine worldwide in many different cultures uses it because of its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. They are commonly used to treat colds and flu, sinus infections, and other respiratory disorders. As a supplement, elderflower has both diuretic and laxative properties and may help relieve constipation. Elderflower may help alleviate allergies and boost the immune system.
Topically, elderflower might reduce pain and swollen joints associated with forms of arthritis. Elderflower reduces blood sugar levels, very similar to the way insulin works.
Research in Ireland shows elderflower extract can be successful in killing some hospital pathogens, including but not limited to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)1. This study gave scientific proof of elderflower's antibacterial properties. Further studies have shown the potential for antiviral and anti-inflammatory benefits as well.
The Elderflower is said to be a sacred tree of the Fey, it is said that intentionally harming an Elderflower Tree brings ill-luck to the person. However those that care for those that care for the Elderflower luck is suppose to prosper around them.
Those under a hex that plan on taking part in a ritual to break a hex may consider using Elderflower in the herb mix or just carry some in a sachet.