The International Herb Association
Elder (Sambucus): Herb of the Year™ 2013
Compiled by Karen O'Brien
In 2013, we celebrate Elder
Herb of the Year™2013
The International Herb Association proudly presents a preview of our Herb of the Year™ Publication.
It's time to "Respect your Elder" in this collection featuring one of the herb world's most useful plants. Elder has been revered since antiquity as a virtual medicine chest, prominent in folklore, its virtues used in numerous ways: to protect and heal, create tasty beverages and foods, and even entertain. Elder: Herb of the Year™ 2013 is brimming with facts on every facet of this plant including fragrance and flavor, botany and cultivation, lore and history, fun facts, poetry, crafts, medicinal information, and more. Sprinkled throughout the book are photographs and illustrations and there are recipes for the kitchen, bath and boudoir, and apothecary! This compilation contains 25 articles from 20 contributors--experts, members, and friends of the IHA, as well as photographs and illustrations from a dozen artists, all inspired by Elder: Herb of the Year™ 2013.
The links to the right provide a preview of some Elderberry articles, recipes, and photographs from our upcoming publication.
All rights reserved. No portion of these books, text, prose, recipes, illustrations or photography, may be reproduced in any manner without written permission from the International Herb Association.
These books are intended as informational guides. The remedies, approaches and techniques described herein are meant to supplement, and not to be a substitute for professional medical care or treatment; please consult your health care provider.