Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cold and Flu Season... Blahhhh - Herbal tea recipes + ideas

Cold and Flu Season - I don't have time for it...
The Post office has been trying to work me 5 days a week - 10+ hours a day...
 Trying to take care of a home and family...
And... remodeling the complete kitchen, dining, and back hallway too

I have no time to be sick.. As a Pagan I rely on the earth .. a lot... I have studying herbalism very intensely... But.. needing a refresher I did a google search for recipes... Here's what I found to build from...
All great recipes here!!
I focused in on these two--
  1. Hippy Cold Care TeaThis tea not only helps to boost immunities but has also been based upon an old Gypsy remedy that also was used to help reduce fevers. 
    1 part elderflower
    – 1 part peppermint leaf
    – 1 part yarrow flowers and leaf
  2. Immune Boosting TeaElderberries are a well known immune booster, but rosehips are a lesser known one! Rich in Vitamin C, rosehips contain 40 times more vitamin C than lemons!
    1 part dried elderberries
    – 1 part rosehips
    – ¼ part cinnamon chips
    – ¼ part ginger root
These recipes have not been altered & are from the above link at Herbal Academy"

Here is the link to the website where I was reminded...
"Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, E. angustifolia, E. pallida) – Echinacea was chosen for this tea blend based on its ability to prevent or help the body fight colds and the flu. Echinacea is one of the most researched herbs for its effectiveness in shortening the duration and reducing the severity of cold and flu symptoms. This herb contains active substances that boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain.
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra, S. canadensis) – Elderberry is a powerful flu fighter. This herb has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and immune stimulating effects. It has been shown to greatly reduce healing time when taken at the first signs of flu symptoms. Elderberry works to prevent viral infection by blocking the virus from penetrating our cells. Many symptoms of the typical cold and flu virus can be treated with this berry. Elder flowers can also be used in herbal tea blends to help reduce fevers. (Never eat the leaves, stems, or raw berries of this plant, which contain toxic components.)Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)- This member of the mint family works against a variety of viruses and bacteria, including the virus that causes the common cold. Its anti-inflammatory properties also make it perfect for soothing headaches. It has a fresh lemony-mint flavor when added to tea.Peppermint (Mentha piperita) – This herb’s active component, menthol, can improve nasal congestion and relax airways. Peppermint can also help soothe a sore, irritated throat. (Not to mention, I just love minty things.)

And of course - one of my favorite herbs is in here) - found on the link -

three so-called weeds—catnip, nettle and dandelion—are so full of powerful nutrients that you could benefit from drinking this tea all the time. Stinging nettle has very potent antibacterial and antifungal properties, and is considered one of the must nutritive herbs because it has so many vitamins and minerals, including more than 20 times more calcium than spinach. It can alleviate itching and sneezing from allergies and boost iron levels. In fact, there are so many benefits in nettle tea it’s difficult to list them all.
Catnip helps with achy muscles, nausea, and relaxation. It’s also anti-fungal and antibacterial. Dandelion can help reduce infection, assist in kidney function, ease menstrual complaints, cleanse the liver, and aid with digestion.
So now... with a bit of this reminded to me ... I'm going to go to my "apothecary" area & throw a little of this and that into a jar ... Which I will track & share... I will follow up soon with my ingredients 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Working too much...

I shouldn't complain... but I will.. lol
I'm tired and sore from working too much lately.
I'm a RCA sub at USPS so I primarily work part-time, and I like that.
One of the people I sub for has had surgery on her shoulder and will be out for 10-12 weeks.
Sooooo... the only other sub & myself have been working a lot
I'm thankful for my job, and the extra money, but everything else is really getting neglected.
So that's what I've been up to

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Journal for the Journey

A journey...
Isn't life a journey? Every day we go somewhere.
Some place.. we move
Is it a Journey?
Do We journal our journey's?
Do we want to remember?
It seems the bad are easiest to remember without trying.
You get stuck on the bad.
Journal the good
Remind yourself of the good, great, and even Ok journey's
Stay true to your path.

image via Nicole Crank

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My Wine Club choice

I've been looking at several "Wine Clubs" lately... And Yes.
Yes.. I joined..
 Free to join, they gave $20 off my first purchase and free shipping with 4 bottles. 
And you can decline on getting a shipment every month... 

Best for me was the large list of Vegan choices.
Hell yeah I'm excited!

Here's my Referral link - See if you can find anything wrong with it..
Or.. sign up ~ I did

Winc Wine Club