Spirituality, mysticism, medicinal uses and meanings

Names: Sambucus canadensis, American elderberry
Element: Water
Gender: Feminine
Mystical Characteristics: Protection, Exorcism, Prosperity, Healing

Uses: Hung over doors and windows wards off evil. The berries can be worn as a protective talisman. The flowers are used in wish fulfilment spells. Scatter the leaves to bless and purify a location or person. Grown near the house can protect the area and bring prosperity. The wood is considered to be sacred and many think it is dangerous to burn it. Carry elder to preserve against the temptation to commit adultery or just don’t be a fool.