ELDER: Either fresh or dried, the berries benefit the lungs. The young leaves of elder are used in salves and poultices for skin healing. A root bark tea clears conjestion, eases headaches, and is used in poultices for mastitis. A tinture of the flowers lowers fever. Elderflower water is a traditional remedy for skin blemishes and sunburn. Cold elderflower tea for inflammation. Elderflower oil makes a soothing nipple balm for breast feeding mothers.