The infusion of dried flowers of elder is a good remedy for upper respiratory affections, anticatarrhal and effective against colds thanks to its sudorific action. Is soothing, useful in the treatment of nervous disorders light, such as insomnia, and migraines.
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The elder is a bush of 2-5 m. high living in temperate climates and lives associated with the rainforest. Widely used to relieve respiratory diseases such as whooping cough, flu and bronchitis, as well as bile for digestive disorders, diarrhea, stomach pain and constipation. Moreover, it is known that has the virtue of heart conditions and curing hemorrhoids. It has proved effective as a laxative, antiseptic, diuretic, and to combat intestinal parasites, conjunctivitis and eye infections and ear. The most used is the flower, either orally, in bathrooms, washes or poultices, like the fruit can be used locally and leaves macerated in water or decoction of branches and seeds as water usage. It is used against inflammation (bumps, twist there smoked the old custom of throwing flowers into the fire panels, then apply on the affected parts. Infusion of flowers or leaves is also effective, and also serves as a sudorific and soothing cough can also use a cold infusion elderflower for puffy eyes, as in the case of conuntivitis, which is prepared with average umbel of flowers (or pinch of sheets) per cup. can take two or three a day, for the eyes, apply with a cloth or directly, drops). It is believed that the elderflower tea, hot cold better qeu, acts as a diuretic, stimulating the flow of urine. Traditionally it takes to relieve rheumatic pains. Is soothing, useful in the treatment of nervous disorders light, such as insomnia, and migraines. It is believed slightly astringent and qeu relieves skin problems such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Indicated in cases of colds, flu, musculoskeletal inflammation, gout, oliguria, urolithiasis, cystitis. Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, retinopathy, capillary fragility. In topical use: blepharitis.
No side effects have been described.