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Herb of the Month: Elderberry


Last updated 11/11/2020 at 10:59am

This month, in keeping with the immune-building herbs I've been featuring to help all of you through this season, we are going to learn about elderberry. It is a wonderful herb and if you are blessed to have an elderberry tree, you have a never-ending supply of berries to make your own syrup.

Elderberries come from a small tree with many small trunks rising directly from the ground. It grows to 30 feet. Flowers are tiny (1/5 inch), white, in large, saucer-like umbels, to 8 inches. Leaves are dull green, divided into slender leaflets to 3 1/2 inches. Fruit are clusters of deep purple black,...

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