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Herbal Tinctures, Teas, Salves,+ More
Lemon Balm is A member of the mint family and is a well-known, gentle nervine. It is perfect for soothing kids who are over-stimulated or overtired. Lemon balm will cheer up but not stimulate. It is also a safe antiviral, excellent for aiding children with a viral illness by combating the virus and easing aches.
Chamomile can be used for easing digestive problems, especially ones associated with emotional issues resulting in nervousness. Topically, chamomile’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities also heal and soothe the skin. Use chamomile in salves, baths, and compresses for irritated, injured skin. Most children love the taste and smell of chamomile. add Chamomile tea to your child’s bath to help soothe irritated skin.
Roses are another nervine from the plant world. They contribute to open and comfort a sad heart while easing anxiety. This may be helpful for children going through tough transitions in life or for sensitive souls who need a bit more support. Roses can also help to ease chest infections and calm a headache. The hips are high in vitamin C and support a healthy immune system.
*Teas can be made from rose petals and hips. Use the fresh flower petals and rose water to make desserts like a lemon & rose parfait -- You can also add the fresh flower petals to salads, whipped cream, and baked goods. Make jam with the hips by soaking them in apple juice overnight to soften. Dried baby rose buds (and other herbs) are a unique craft material for children--used for multi-media art projects.
Spearmint is another favorite herb for children. The flavor is less intense than peppermint. It is excellent for easing stomach aches. Spearmint is also antimicrobial and makes a mild tea for helping children during illnesses such as colds and flu. Like all mints, spearmint is very easy to grow. *Add Spearmint leaves to salads, pancakes, muffins, chocolate chip cookies + much more....The leaves also make a great tea for drinking or freezing into popsicles.
Marshmallow root can be blended with sweet things (like honey or pure maple syrup) to make a remedy for soothing sore throats. The roots are mucilaginous and can help to create an extremely soothing and protective layer over irritated mucous membranes of the upper respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems.
*Add the root to homemade teas and syrups when your child is dealing with dry, scratchy conditions. You can also make your version of ‘real’ marshmallows by adding the powdered root to marshmallow recipes.
Lavender is soothing and helpful for calming anxieties and also as a first aid plant. It’s antiseptic, and skin healing properties make it a must have in the first aid kit. Use it a salve to soothe skin and nerves. This is another herb ideal for art projects (lavender pillows) & addition to many healthy recipes.
Water extracts of cinnamon help reduce risks from diabetes (incl. kidney disease ) Cinnamon reduces blood glucose concentrations, enhances insulin signaling, and regulates Cinnamon is also an anti-microbial. FYI, The cinnamon you get in supermarkets is not the same as real cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). The cinnamon in supermarkets is C. cassia or sometimes a blend of the two.
>>Ancient Egypt, Greece, India & China are widely respected for recording their use of color therapy. As long as 2500 years ago ancient physicians treated certain diseases with "color halls." Egyptians created treatment sanctuaries by bringing the essence of nature indoors. They revealed symbolic meaning through images & specific colors to intentionally convey a message. The word "iwn" (color) also translates as "disposition", "character", "complexion" and "nature", confirming that color was seen as being linked to the essence of "being." The Ancient Egyptian palette was formed around six main color groups: green (wadj); red (desher); blue (irtyu or khesbedj); yellow (khenet or kenit); white (hedj or shesep); and black (kem). They used mineral compounds to add color to their art. As a result, many of the colors are still extremely vivid after thousands of years. Fine jewelry was often made with amethyst, garnet, jasper, onyx, hematite, turquoise, lapis lazuli, copper, malachite, gold, silver, faience, and shells.
>>Charaka, an ancient Ayurvedic physician who lived in India around the sixth century BC, was also aware of the medical benefits of sunlight, and it’s effect on various diseases which is how chromotherapy became a treatment that uses the visible spectrum (colors) of electromagnetic radiation to cure diseases. Some studies have elaborated the relationship between the human body and colors, to maintain a balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic system. They believed that when fear, anger or prolonged stress over-stimulate the sympathetic system, the body is primed for fight or flight re-action. The parasympathetic system (which promotes normal body processes including fending off disease) is effectively shut down during times when the sympathetic system has put the body on "high alert." There is research into chromotherapy that is pertinent to deciphering the quantum mechanical dipole moment of water molecules. The quantum mechanical dipole moment as a result of the absorption of different colors that produces charge quantization phenomena--illustrating that science in the field of electromagnetic radiation & energy can be useful in discovering new dimensions of an age-old theory.
Red is the color associated with both love and anger. It represents the greatest power of penetration and will stimulate the flow of blood. Red activates and supports you to take action. It is the most physical of the colors, representing heat (yang), action, strength, passion, and willpower. It is used for staying present, grounded, and to overcome inertia, fear, and loneliness. It can be used to treat anemia, colds, low blood pressure, fatigue, & weakness. Use red when feeling run down or to improve athletic performance & gain energy Red Foods: beets, cabbage, cherries, eggplant, grapes, meat, onions, peppers, radishes, red-skinned fruits, and vegetables like strawberries, tomatoes, watercress, watermelon, yams
Orange is the color associated with inner joy and happiness. Orange will increase a sense of ambition and promotes warm-heartedness. It has a brightening and cheering effect. Blending red (physical action) with yellow (wisdom), orange uplifts spirits, foster humor and loosen repression. Orange symbolizes enthusiasm, outgoingness, optimism, confidence, and joyfulness. It is associated with the sexual center, skin, kidneys, pancreas, spleen and bronchial tubes. Beta-carotene is often found in orange plants. Orange foods include almonds, apricots, winter squash, carrots, cantaloupe, dates, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, persimmons, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, tangerines, walnuts, and eggs. Orange herbs are ginger, coriander, cumin, and paprika.
Yellow helps strengthen the nerves and the mind. It awakens mental inspiration. Excellent color for nerve-related conditions or ailments. It also energizes the muscles and speeds up healing for injured areas. Yellow can be used for conditions of the stomach, liver, and intestines. It improves digestion and stimulates the solar plexus. Yellow cheers up melancholic moods. It represents life-force, vitality, change, progress, contact, communication, joy, cheerfulness, learning, knowledge, mental clarity, concentration, memorizing, speaking and writing, traveling, affirmation, visualization.
the most common color in nature and is regarded as being a neutral factor. It has a balancing effect and will promote feelings of contentment and tranquility. Green is also a sedative, soothing and relaxing in its effect. It is one of the strongest colors, along with it's complement Red. Green corresponds to Earth, new growth and hope. This is the color of the heart center. It perpetuates healing, balance, compassion, love, transformation, growth, generosity, and peace. Green is made by combining yellow (wisdom) with blue (spirituality). Green is neither hot nor cold but is rejuvenating and an anti-inflammatory. It is calming to anger & improves memory. The color green also affects the lungs, heart, thymus gland and immune system. Use green for backaches, eye strain, heart trouble, immune disorders, lupus, allergies, and head colds. Green in plants signifies the presence of chlorophyll and includes asparagus, avocados, broccoli, celery, okra, cucumber, green beans, green grapes, green peppers, green leafy vegetables, kiwi, lettuce, lime, peas, zucchini, and wheat grass. Herbs you can work with include Rosemary, parsley, comfrey, nettles, alfalfa, tarragon, oregano, chives and mint.
Blue is the color of peace and infinity. It is regarded as being a cool (yin) color and has a relaxing effect. Blue is the color of the pituitary gland and the endocrine system. This color promotes quietness and reserve. Blue is a symbol of truth, the color of sky (air) and ocean (depth.) Blue is associated with spirituality, serenity, revelation, trust, and faith. It promotes gentleness and composure. Blue can be used to counteract restlessness, agitation, hyperactivity, and insomnia. Blue causes the brain to secrete tranquilizing chemicals and is associated with the throat center. Use blue to cool a fever, sore throat, ear infection, toothaches, bee stings, hyperthyroid, colic, burns, itches, and rashes. Blue foods often contain flavonoids and includes black currants, blue grapes, blueberry, blue corn, boysenberry, black soybeans, grapes, plums, blue potatoes, prunes, and raisins. Herbs that carry the blue ray are borage flowers, chicory flowers, hyssop, catnip, kelp, juniper berries, and pansy.
Turquoise is the color of the deep subconscious. Since the lungs vibrate in the green range, turquoise also belongs to the lungs, especially to the higher vibration of the lungs, which is spirituality, creativity, intuition, imagination, and the synchronistic quality of being in tune with nature, and with oneself. Wearing turquoise around the neck is good for the voice, expression, and creativity since the root urge of creativity is to express.
Violet has always been associated with spirituality and in accordance, it acts on the unconscious, lends the individual spiritual strength and promotes awareness and consciousness. Violet increases the effect of all kinds of meditation and is also regarded as being the color of inspiration. It has a positive effect on the spleen and promotes the functioning of the lymphatic system.Violet has the highest vibration and correlates to the crown of the head, center of cosmic consciousness. It has the shortest wavelength and has the fastest vibration. It is cooling (yin), cleansing, antiseptic, soothing and symbolizes creative imagination and spiritual attainment. It corresponds to artistry and mystery. Vitamin D correlates to violet. Violet foods include amaranth, eggplant, dulse, purple grapes, raisins, passion fruit plums, prunes, mulberry, purple cabbage, purple onions, and elderberry. Herbs associated with violet include basil, heather, lavender, marjoram, mints, passionflower, rosemary, thyme and sage.
Indigo is, a regal dark blue-violet, associated with the third eye (brow), our center of intuition. Indigo is cool (yin), and calming to the nervous system by balancing frustration and negative emotions. It is associated with memory, intuition, and meditation. Indigo is also used for pain, poor motor skills, posture, hair loss, eye and ear disorders.Vitamin K is associated with indigo. Indigo foods are blue foods with black overtones and include black soybeans, black beans, soy sauce, black olives, blackberries, boysenberries, black cherries, plums, raisins, and currants. Vanilla bean and violet are indigo
Essential Oil Potions
Carrier oils: Dillution ratio: Add 12-15 drops of essential oil for every 1 oz of carrier oil
For the little ones and for sensitive skin: jojoBa oil, sweet almond oil, and apricot oil
For normal skin and adult potions: Hempseed oil,coconut oil, grapeseed oil, Argon oil & Castor oil
Relax Bath Potion
1 cup ancient sea mineral salt
1 tbls sweet Almond oil
7 drops lavender
3 drops patchouli
3 drops Patchouli
7 drops Lavender
3 drops Cedarwood
3 drops heliotrope
3 drops Cedarwood
5 drops Rose
3 drops Frankincense
5 drops Jasmine
5 drops Vanilla
3 drops Musk
7 drops Rose
3 drops Sandalwood
5 drops Jasmine
5 drops Rose
3 drops Gardenia
7 drops Lavender
3 drops Jasmine
3 drops Rose
3 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Patchouli
3 drops Camphor
5 drops Ambergris
5 drops Jasmine
5 drops Musk Frankincense
5 drops Ylang Ylang
5 drops Jasmine
3 drops Champa
dash of White Wine
dash of Honey