Elderberry Harvest 0I harvest Elder berries in the mountains around Mt. Shasta, California!
- Cara Saunders
Easter Lily flower essence and tincture 0
Easter Lily Tincture was the first herb I used when I began learning about herbal medicine in 2001.
I now grow all the Easter lilies used in Bear Wallow Herbs' Easter Lily Tincture and the soil is strictly organic. Harvesting Easter Lilies is always an amazing experience and a much anticipated day at Bear Wallow Herbs. The bright white lilies have an outrageously wonderful scent and an alluring beauty.
The beautiful white lilies are infused in Mt. Shasta Spring Water to make a flower essence, imprinting the energy of the lily into the water. Then I use that water and the flowers to make a tincture with Organic Cane Alcohol.
Herbalist Matthew Wood teaches about Easter Lily flower essence and tincture for physical, emotional, and spiritual balancing. I highly recommend his books and classes.
- Cara Saunders
Which herbs is the herbalist using? 0
We are all being challenged right now to stand up for truth and justice. This crisis is on a global scale but it may be playing out for you personally on a family or community level. This can feel very intense and overwhelming, but I dare you to not back down when you feel there is a positive action you can take. These personal interactions have waves that ripple out and effect the larger struggle facing our planet right now.
This is happening in my life where I find myself caught in a family and community drama where wounds from the past are projecting onto the current situation. Even though I wanted to hide and stay out of it, I know in my heart that speaking up is the best action. I have felt a wide range of emotions from fear, anxiety, and anger, to sadness and grief. Herbal tinctures have been wonderful support for me through this challenging time.
I've been adding herbs to my daily routine to nourish my nervous system, calm emotions, and give me a boost of energy and support.
Many of you ask me, "What herbs do you take daily?"
That answer is constantly changing, but for this week, I'm enjoying the Stress Tincture, Heart Healthy Tincture and Blue Vervain Tincture.
Make sure you have the herbs you need on hand to support yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
To your health,
Cara Saunders, herbalist at Bear Wallow Herbs
Weeds Deserve Respect! 0
I was talking with my 10 year old cousin about plants that could be used to help her improve her current situation. Dandelion Roots were at the top of that list. "Dandelion? But that's a weed!" She was so surprised to find out that a weed could also be a very useful as a supplement.
Weeds deserve more respect, less uprooting, and zero herbicides. Weeds are defined as unwanted plants that thrive in a new habitat and are deemed a problem. This summer let's look at weeds as a solution, since they remedy many health problems. Some of my other favorite "weeds" include St. John's Wort (pictured), Wild Lettuce, Plantain, Chickweed, and Teasel.