For me creating this creams is a Sacred offering. From collecting medicinal plants and selecting the best natural and organic ingredients, to carefully preparing them. I hope that you will use then with the intention of taking time each day to truly nurture yourself.
Today I am wearing my Super Hero Suit! And I am LOVING IT!
It has been two long days of my husband, and son Aidan being sick with some crazy stomach stuff. They are now feeling much better after spending the day in bed resting, hydrating with homemade ginger ale, and tea, few drops of herbal tinctures secretly add (for my son), a good dose of Mango/Orange popsicle, some soda crackers, and lots of love. Just writing this I am feeling already tired.
After two days, and night of none stop taking care of my very ill loved ones, I am ready to start taking care of myself. Why? Look at the picture above. I am about to pass out. Well, not really, but REALLY. I can already feel my energy feeling low and requiring some immediate attention in order for me to continue helping others. This sounds familiar to you?
So today as I put my army, nothing can get through, warrior, armor suit, I am going to start adding more herbal tinctures into my every day life, and the lives of my loved ones. And yes, I use myself, and my family to practice everything I have learn through out the years about medicinal plants, and their healing properties. This is where I get my hands on, feedback, results, and homework done. Through my friends and family I get to witness how their bodies heal in a gentle way. Using herbs from my garden, or from local resources to assist on what its need it at the moment. Plants like Yarrow to lower the fever, or chamomile to help with abdominal discomfort, adding Echinacea, and Goldenseal tincture to boost the Immune System. This are just few herbs you can use. I like to use tinctures since they provide a liquid form of herbal supplement to those who have difficulty swallowing capsules. They also are more readily absorbed than encapsulated herbs, so are faster acting. They are perfect to add on soups, juices, water, tea, or simply take few drops strait under your tongue.
So I hope my story of today bring some useful knowledge to you!
If you are interested on learning more about tinctures, herbs, or on our upcoming workshop Sunday, october 19th on ways to Strength your Immune System, feel free to visit my website at www.sacredearthremedies.com, or call me anytime.
DISCLAIMER: This information is to educate only. It is NOT intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. If you have, or think you have, a condition which requires medical attention, a health care professional should be consulted.
Tinctures are concentrated liquid extracts of herbs and the most effective way to get medicinal herbs into your bloodstream. They are very potent and are taken by the dropperful, most often diluted in warm water or juice. Because they are so concentrated, they should be administered carefully.
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Goldenseal Root- it dries and cleanses the mucus membranes, inhibiting excessive flow, counteracts inflammation, regulates menses, aids digestion, treats liver disease, cleanses the blood and counters infection. It is also a stimulant to uterine muscles, contracts the blood vessel, and inhibits excessive bleeding. Goldenseal root is also effective against flu, fever, and ALL kinds of infections.
Black Cohosh – Used for menstrual problems, menopause and post-hysterectomy symptoms join health, and headaches. It is useful for rheumatic and arthritic complains accompanied by feelings of heaviness. It improves blood circulation and is used in treating delayed and painful menses.
Hibiscus – Rich in antioxidants, rich in vitamin C, boots energy, calm hot flashes, an anti-inflammatory, boost immune system, maintains fluid balance. Speed up metabolism, lower levels of cholesterol, and high blood pressure, and helps to flush out excess heat in the body.
Damiana - A natural aphrodisiac, a tonic for central nervous system, depression, and anxiety related to sexual dysfunction. It improves digestion, cures constipation and relief respiratory disorders including irritable coughs.
Sassafras – Is effective against skin diseases, acne, arthritic and rheumatic pains, ulcers, colds, and flu. It has been used in swelling in the nose and throat, bronchitis, chronic cold and other respiratory inflammation. It is considered antiviral in nature and used in treatment of measles.
Rose – It dries cold, clear mucus discharges, relieves constrictive feelings of the chest and abdomen, treats poor appetite, harmonizes blood and is use for irregular menstruations and pain case by blood stagnation.
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Don't let this adorable angel face fool you...
This morning I woke up welcomed by my 2 year old son Alexander, vomiting on my entire body and hair. This is the second day having hight fever, diarreah, and as of today anointent by his new symptom. Yep, another day in the adventurous, spontaneous, and full of surpises day in the life of a work from home, and stay at home mom. I know some of you right now are jumping of exitement saying"I know exactly what she shes talking about" so this is for all of you out there, Amazing AND Heroic moms. This one is for you!
Please know that I am NOT excluding anyone that wants to read this article. So, if your not at work and/or stay at home mom, or if you are a stay at home Dad, or even if you have no kids, you are still invited to scroll down and learn more about natural home remedies you can do yourself to support your children health, or somebody elses kids health. Its a great medicinal plant to have in your garden, and a VERY necessary one todays day!
So with that being said, I want to share with you my goal as a mom, and also as someone that enjoys studying, researching, practicing, and teaching about medicinal plants. My personal dream is to grow my own medicinal garden at home where I can support my family, friends, and community. A natural homegrown first aid kit provided by our Mother Earth.
There are two medicinal plants that I highly suggest to eveyone to plant in their garden.
The first one, Yarrow!
Yarrow is the green long leaft on the bottom left of the picture aboved, and also the flower on the top. You can basicaly use both leaft and flower for different things, but since I'm taking about my son symptomes I will share the benefits base on his case. Yarrow is an exclent diaphoretic often used in teas to promote sweating, therby helping reduce fevers. One of my favorite ways to use with kids is a yarrow bath. Just put few fresh or dry leafs on the tub and let the plant work its magic. It will help reduce the fever in a way that is more pleasent for a child.
You can also make an infusion, but it might be harder for the child to drink since is bitter. The method I like to use is putting one ounce of dry or fresh yarrow in a quart of boling water. Let it sit for few hours, strain, and for small children add infusion to a tepid bath. Please make sure bath is not to hot. For older children and adults i suggest sipping as tea. For tea steep 1-2 teaspoons of the dried herb in one cup boiling water. Drink three times daily.
The second herb, Chamomile. This herb is a nerve tonic that strengthens the nervous system while calming frayed nerves and promoting relaxation and easy sleep. It is a general digestive aid which promotes smooth digestion and relieves gas, colic and ulcers. Whats more, it also has the anti-inflammatory and anti-fever agents which made it such a useful remedy for flu and colds. It can also cool inflammations of the eyes, throat and gums (gingivitis). Chamomile is a wonderful, fragrant herb to grow in your garden - it provides a rich, subtle odor that relaxes body, mind and spirit. Safe for children. An anxiety support, sleep aid, gastrointestinal tract comfort. Its also used to treat nausea. Chamomille is one of the basic children’s remedies that every parent should be familiar. It helps calm some hyperactive children, but may stimulate others. Combined with licorice, it helps reduce intestinal inflammation and irritation. It is a particularly valuable remedy for infants and young children who are extremely peevish, fussy and distressed. Only one to two drops of a glycerite of chamomile are needed for infants. It can even be used homeopathically.
I hope this was helpful for you, and maybe next time you find yourself in a nursury, ask about yarrow, and chamomille. It would be a great addition to your garden.
"I always remember the story of Peter Rabbit when I think of Chamomile tea. When little Peter returned wet and chilled from Farmer Johns garden, his mother whipped him soundly, gave him a cup of Chamomile tea and sent home to bed; in that order." Rosemary Gladstar
Please remember as you read my blog, read it with a Puerto Rican accent!
For more information about this herbs, visit the flowing links.
www.learningherbs.com/fever_childhood.html, http://www.sagemountain.com/the-formulary.html, www.grannymed.com/remedies/conditions/fever/yarrow-for-fever.
This information is to educate the consumer on widely accepted uses of common herbs. This is not intended in any way to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Please consult your health professional care if you have, or think you have a condition which requires medical attention.