Be in command of any situation, influence others with subtle suggestions. Boil a handful of the herb in a quart of water. Add 1 cup to your bath water when you need to be in control of your situation and of those around you.
Elder is also highly protective. To protect a home from intrusion sprinkle the dried herb into each corner. This is also said to ward off illness.
Elder Flowers, Poppy Seeds and Oregano can be combined and ground into a powder then sprinkled around a premises to keep the police away.