My inspiration for picking today’s Elderberry Bouquet spurred from the royal wedding this weekend of Prince Harry. The new Duchesse de Sussex (Meghan Markle) carried a lovely natural bouquet for her wedding. Son bouquet était simple, yet elegant. It boasted delicacy at its finest with white and willowy characteristics. Had she in fact picked it fresh from her lavish sunken garden? My story is a bit different than Meghan’s though. My inspiration came to me via way of spring and the forest. If you were blind and could not see the white blossoms all around you, then you could smell them. en fait, they are the back drops of spring.
Sureau (Hollund) or Sambucus
Le Sambucus ou Sureau (Hollund) est un buisson très inspirant. Inspiration stemmed during the time of garden apothecary (Moyen Age et plus tard), when health was indeed very delicate, has held on throughout society for hundreds of years. Death seemed to hang around every corner. One thing was certain then, chaque “Potager” garden was said to have a Sambucus bush on hand. Soon it became the common belief throughout Europe, that if you didn’t have one in your garden, vous n'étiez pas prêt à passer à travers les maux de l'hiver. The simple fact was, the elderberry bush was a life-source plant to the herbal world. The blessing was that this plant was not difficult to grow, as it seemed to almost magically appear in the gardens and throughout the country sides of Europe. This is mostly because birds planted these wonderful bushes. They feasted from the berries during the spring, then would poop the seeds. Elderberry soon grew a fine reputation for treating and la prévention infections respiratoires. Bronchite, lung infections, as well as keeping the immune system alive and well formed to be the most common treatments.
A multi-purpose bush
Le buisson offre deux options de bonté, d'abord le doux, fleurs aromatiques, suivi par la petite, grappes de baies violet foncé qui forment. par conséquent, both are equally beneficial in treating health ailments and sickness.
J'ai eu ces fleurs comme un beignet frit, dans un sirop, ou dans le thé. Mon intention pour le choix d'aujourd'hui était de faire une belle, sirop léger. En Europe, we use the elderberry flower as a sweet light syrup. Mostly in water, thé, des céréales, ou sur du pain grillé. Il est assez simple de faire. In short, cover the flowers with sugar in a pot, Ajoutez de l'eau, laissez-les tremper pendant quelques heures, puis faire cuire à feu vif vers le bas pour un bon 10 procès-verbal. Le résultat, est une lumière, nectar doré.
Tip for picking flowers
Only pick flowers, herbes, etc, in remote locations. Avoid picking where spraying might have occurred, ou soufflé à, and avoid picking on high-traffic areas. Keep your herbs as pure and as close to nature as you can possibly find.