Sambucus as Elder

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It is a common plant, easy to grow, very fragrant flowers. Once upon a time, the Elder-tree was considered sacred. Elders were often planted around the house for protecting the house against evil spirits. This plant is medicine and using leaves, flowers, fruits (diuretic, source of vitamins, anti-inflammatory). In Victorian times distilled elder-flower water was used as an emollient lotion.

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