Sleep, releasing enchantments, protection against negativity, wisdom, house blessing and business blessing.
G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Air.
Magical uses:Branches are widely used for wands. One must always be cautious to ask permission from the Elder Dryad before cutting or harvesting Elder limbs or leaves and berries to avoid very bad luck.
It is also considered very bad luck to burn Elder wood. The leaves hung around the doors and windows will ward off evil.
Elder flowers are useful in dream pillows.
Wear to provide protection against evil, negativity, attackers, and the temptation to commit adultery.
Used in rites of death & dying to protect the loved one during transport to the Otherworld.
Note: Elder leaves, bark, roots, and raw berries are poisonous. Use with caution.
Also Called: Sweet Elder, Tree of Doom, Pipe Tree, Witch’s Tree, Old Lady, Devil’s Eye