Elder blossoms or flowers are incredible at clearing heat. Elder helps the body regulate its systems and refind balance. She doesn’t do this by course-correcting. She lets what’s happening run its course- for example, if this were a fever, it would support the body breaking the fever when the time is right but not before. Elderflowers can also help those annoying allergy symptoms that pop us with summer inflammation by supporting systemic inflammation.


Honeysuckle supports the clearing actions of the lymphatic system and somehow reaches into the deep hidden places that other herbs can’t seem to get into. Honeysuckle is an herb of abundance. The start of summer, the summer solstice, marks the onset of abundance in the plant world. It feels like Honeysuckle ushers in that bounty for the other plants. Her sweet intoxicating scent is dancing on the wind of those summer mornings, wafting in the side window of our house, reminding me to head out into the garden each day. 


To work with this elixir, I invite you to take a pause. That can be 1-2 minutes of receiving this deep medicine or 10-20 minutes if you have the time. The herbs will gladly work with you however you show up. You can take this elixir as a usual dose, though you might feel a rush of heat through your body if you partake that way. Alternatively, you could try taking 1-3 drops on the tongue. And then pause. Listen. See what the herbs have to say for themselves. These two herbs are pretty good at speaking for themselves. 


This ritual can be enjoyed on its own when you feel called or enjoyed daily as a way to greet the energy of summer. Or, if none of this resonates, add this elixir to bubbly water for a summer delight!


1 ounce 


*The information expressed is not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. I do not diagnose, treat or cure medical conditions but make informed suggestions and recommendations. Always consult your primary licensed health care provider before taking any herbs or supplements, especially while pregnant or breastfeeding. Information and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 

Honeysuckle & Elderflower Elixir

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