The purple berries of the elder tree are also known as black elder.
The berries are widely used in Northern Europe to make soups, jams and jellies and beverages.
Metaphysical Properties:Elder has long been used to ward off evil influences, curses and and harmful spells. If worn, it is said that elder wards off attackers of every kind. Hung in doorways and windows, it keeps evil from the house. • Flowers has been traditionally carried for protection • Place beneath the pillow to promote good sleep.• It was historically used to prevent the temptation of committing adultery.• It is used in emotional or physical healing spells.Correspendences:Gender: FemininePlanet: VenusElement: WaterDeities: Holda, VenusDisclaimer:This information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent any disease or replace medical advise.You should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet!!