Saturday, September 02, 2006
If you have an elderberry tree in your garden you might find it full of clusters of berries. They are ripe when they hang down. The recipe I followed is simple but I added some cinnamon to it ( just because I am partial to that).If you want the recipe, leave me a comment and I will send you an email about it.
The use of elderberry cordial is to sooth coughs and colds in winter and in a way it makes sense when looking at the plant and the clusters of flowers as they look like the bronchiae part of lungs ( for those of you interestesd in the shape of things). Plants have many uses.
Elderberry flowers make good cordial early in the spring time, the leaves can be used as a dye for yarn and apparently the branches were used to make flutes and other musical instruments. It grows like a weed in my garden, but at least its a product I can make use of.