Green Elder Ointment

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Elder leaves are used in the preparation of an ointment, Unguentum Sambuci Viride, Green Elder Ointment, which is a domestic remedy for bruises, sprains, chilblains, for use as an emollient, and for applying to wounds. It can be compounded as follows:

  • 3 parts of fresh Elder leaves
  • 4 parts of lard
  • 2 parts of prepared suet

Heat the Elder leaves with the melted lard and suet until the color is extracted, then strain through a linen cloth with pressure and allow to cool.

Source: A Modern Herbal

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