bazga

bazga

(Sambucus nigra)

Sambucus nigra is a variety of the elder tree native to UK, Europe, North Africa and Western Asia and has naturalised in many forested and temperate parts of the world.

They are popular ornamental shrubs, valued for their flowers and berries, both of which are popular in drinks, food and traditional medicines.

Elder has been called ‘people’s medicine chest’ by many of the nations using its fruit, flowers and various ointments made from them.

We have used elder flowers and cowslips in our Ceridwyn’s Cauldron bath melt for a soothing bath with a little bit of Welsh magic.