Elderflowers contain wonderful immune properties. They are used for swollen sinuses (sinusitis), colds, influenza (flu), swine flu, bronchitis, diabetes, and constipation. It is also used to increase urine production (as a diuretic), to increase sweating (as a diaphoretic), and to stop bleeding. … Elderflower water is used in eye and skin lotions.
Elderberry flowers can be dried easily by hanging them or by drying them in the dehydrator in preparation to store them for tea making.
WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE? It’s Floral, But It’s Nothing Like Lavender Or Rose. Yes, there’s that slightly herby flavor you’d get from edible flowers, but elderflower’s sweeter than you’d expect – and a little musky. It’s closer to lychee in flavor, and it has a crisp, palate-cleansing finish.