Dried elderflowers are an old home remedy for common cold. Only pick elderberries at locations where no pesticides have been sprayed, and away from roads with a lot of traffic so they are not contaminated with exhaust fumes.
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Makes: 1 tin
fresh elderflowers, stems removed
Method Prep:5min › Extra time:14days › Ready in:14days5min
Spread out the elderflowers on a large tray with ample distance between them and let dry in a dark dust-free place. Turn them every few days. Depending on the humidity level in the air it can take several weeks till they are dry.
When the flowers are completely dried place them in an airtight tin.
To make elderflower tea, put 1 tablespoon dried elderflowers in a cup and fill up with boiling water. Let steep for 7 to 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten with honey to taste.