Elderflower helps to overcome mumps and measles

Helga’s photo on Pixabay.    The leaves, flowers and the internal part of the stem of Elder can be consumed in an infusion. However, Elderberries should not be eaten.

Elder (Sambucus nigra)


Healing, depurative, diuretic, laxative and sudoriferous…


Start by putting two teaspoons of dried Elder, for a few minutes, in a little cold water, in a cup. Then add water heated to 90°C (when the water starts to boil) and cover for 15 minutes. Once cooled, it is ready to be consumed (see here how to make an infusion).


  • Abscess,
  • uric acid,
  • bronchitis,
  • kidney stones,
  • renal imbalances,
  • spasms,
  • injury,
  • flu,
  • hemorrhoids,
  • eye or skin infections,
  • nephritis,
  • mumps,
  • burns,
  • rheumatism,
  • rhinitis,
  • measles,
  • allergic symptoms,
  • cough…


Pregnant and lactating women. Each body is different, it is, therefore, important to be aware of any incompatibility, total or momentary, generated by its ingestion.

This text is an awareness. Depending on the season and the moment in which you are, it is up to each Being to feel whether it should consume this food. The dosage and frequency depend on the nature and physical condition of each Human Being.

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