Weeds Deserve Respect! 0
Weeds are under appreciated. I was talking with my 10 year old cousin about plants that could be used to heal her eczema and 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 medicine. 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. Dandelion Root Tincture is great for healthy skin! As it cools the liver it clears the skin of acne, hives, and eczema. Dandelion roots help keep the digestive tract healthy by increasing digestive enzymes and toning the muscles that move waste through the intestines. Some of my other favorite "weeds" include Wild Lettuce, Plantain, Chickweed, and Shepherd's Purse.
Easter Lilies 0
Harvesting Easter Lilies is always an amazing experience and a much anticipated day at Bear Wallow Herbs. The bright white lilies have an overpowering scent and an alluring beauty. After singing prayers of gratitude, I start making the Easter Lily Flower Essence by snipping the flowers at the peak of blooming and setting them in a bowl of water in the sun. Healing prayers are sent out to the universe and into the bowl, with the intention of capturing the essence of the healing flowers in the water. That spiritually charged water and the flowers are then used to make the Easter Lily Tincture.