September 8, 2012
Herbal Cold Treatments :
Teas, Tinctures and Essential Oils
Learn how to treat colds, coughs and flu using these step-by-step directions on how to create your own herbal preparations including teas, tinctures, and cough syrups. Discover how to increase your immunity naturally and find out which herbs and essential oils are used to treat a variety of cold symptoms.
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June 4, 2012
I have finished pressing the herbal tinctures that I’d made on the supermoon. I am pressing them a month later on the lunar eclipse in the middle of the transit of Venus. These celestial blessed herbal tinctures are so healing, nutritious, and delicious I could not have planned it better!
These mini-roses bloomed today in the front yard and it reminded me of Venus and the sun together as one. The masculine Sun and Venus the feminine, a balancing act of cosmic love artistry.
In honour of the return of the divine feminine Venus, named after the goddess of love and beauty, I am making a rose petal tincture and essence.
What better symbol for love is there on earth than Rose~ Queen of the flowers! The roses in these pictures are from my garden, and some are from Florida Botanical Gardens when I went there in 2008.
||Rose hips/ flowers
||Perennial- Collect flower petals during growing season. Roses lay dormant in colder climates. Collect rosehips in the Fall. Essential oil made from flowers.
||Digestion, Central Nervous System, Nerves, Skin
||Aphrodisiac, perfume, debility, exhaustion, nutritive, inflammation, skincare,
Rosehips, rosewater, are used in cooking and beverages
||Aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antiseptic, euphoric, antispasmodic, nutritive, astringent, mild laxative, vulnerary, diuretic, anti-inflammatory,
||Essential oil : Esters: geranyl acetate, citronellyl acetate, neryl acetate,
Sesquiterpene alcohol: farnesol,
Monoterpene alcohols: Citronellol 15-20%, geraniol 10%, linalool, nerol 15%, cedrol, linlool
Monoterpenes: a+b pinene, limonene, camphene, b-caryophyllene, citronellal, p-cymene
Damask rose: a-damascenone, B-damascenone, B-damscone, B-ionone, rose oxide
Other: vitamin C, tannin, pectin, carotene, fruit acids
||Do not use during pregnancy. Thorny plant, caution while harvesting.
||Tincture: 1-4ml Tea: 1-2 tsp