These all sound like good ideas. We have not long ago passed the time of Ruis the Elder and are now within the time of Nionn the Ash, which possesses a very specific meaning of its own. I have been through the entire wheel of the year with the trees but tend to focus on each month one at a time. Elder is famed for its medicinal and healing properties, that much I do know. Elderflower is an excellent drink. It is supposed to be mildly healing, in a manner similar to calpol.