Elder Berries Whole Dried (3 Sizes)

Elder Berries Whole Dried (3 Sizes)

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ELDER (Sambucus nigra)

Elder berries are the blue-black berries of the elder tree - a deciduous tree with oval leaves, cream flowers and blue-black berries. 

{ Other names }


{ Herbal properties of elder berries }

Herbalists use elder berries for warding off colds and flu. Herbalists use them for rheumatism, skin infections, and as a laxative.

{ Herbal Lore }

Elder has more folklore attached to it than almost any other European plant. Woodcutters would avoid the wrath of "Mother Elder" by reciting a rhyme before chopping a branch. It was traditional to give a bride elder berries on her wedding day to ensure a happy marriage. The old Anglo Saxon name for elder is Aeld, meaning fire.

{ Magickal properties of elder berries }

Use elder berries for spells & rituals involving exorcism, protection, healing, prosperity, sleep, protection against witchcraft, protect from evil /summoning evil, blessing as well as curses, summoning spirits, banishing, protection against lightning, beauty, divination, purification, house blessing

{ Spell Lore }

  • Make a decoction with elder berries for the magickal or healing properties.
  • Include elder berries in your spellwork, spell jars or spell bags if the properties suit your purposes.
  • Use elder berries in your candle work - sprinkle the berries around your candle, or grind the herb into a powder in a mortar & pestle and sprinkle. You could even roll powdered berries onto anointed candles. Always practice candlework safely.
  • Make a happy marriage spell bag with elder berries included. 
  • Use in any love spell along with rose petals. 

{ Details } 

  • Dried whole elder berries
  • For incense mix, burning on charcoal discs, spell work, ritual work, spell bags, spell jars, tea
  • Store in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place
  • See pictures for how to use in witchcraft

 { Choose between }

  • 1 oz
  • 2 oz
  • 1 lb


Please note, all information on herbs is given for educational purposes only