Botanicals - Elderberries
Product of Hungary
Must be infused in boiling water prior to consumption.
Latin Name: Sambucus nigra
Plant Family: Adoxaceae
The name Elder comes from the Anglo-Saxon
word 'aeld' meaning fire, possibly due to the use of the hollow stems as a blow
pipe to make a fire burn. In the 17th Centrury Martin Blochwich published “The
Anatomy of the Elder” a treatise that then looked at over 2,000 years of
information on the elder and its uses.
The berries are used to make cordials, jams and jellies, they can even be used as a substitute for currants when baking.
excellent wine and can be used to make a traditional drink called a rob which
is soothing and pleasant to drink hot during the colder months of the year.
Our Elderberries should always be infused in boiling water and never consumed raw.