Elder Flowers are used for swollen sinuses, colds, influenza, swine flu, bronchitis, diabetes, constipation, diuretic, rheumatism, increase sweating (as a diaphoretic), and to stop bleeding.
Elder-flower is also used as a gargle and mouthwash for coughs, colds, hoarseness (laryngitis),flu, and shortness of breath. It is used on the skin for joint pain (rheumatism), and pain and swelling (inflammation).
Some people put elderflower in the eyes for red eyes.
In combination with gentian root, verbena, cowslip flower, and sorrel, elder flower is used for maintaining healthy sinuses and treating sinusitis.
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