My particular brand of herbalism spans the science and into the magic and back again. In laymen’s terms I use my experience gained from being a nurse and paramedic for 12 years in the field with the factual & historical wisdom gained from classes, teachers, mentors and good old fashioned research and experimentation, together with my own intuition and ‘gut instinct’ from years experienced, to pick up on subtle details about both plants and people. Utilizing these pathways I create formulations that suit each other for common predictable problems (formulations = combinations of plants). When working with a specific problems I’ll often use Simples (Simple’s – one plant), flower essence or homeopathy. When working with people I look at them through the eyes of a paramedic and nurse, as well as a empathic creature that feels the ripple of their energy. I take the parts I see, sift them through filters of A&P and modern understanding of disease processes, Ayurvedic Doshas, Western Herbs, Energetics and women’s instinct/knowledge. I listen to the cycles of the moon and sun, creatures and seasons, people, and most importantly my own spirit. It is from these that I create medicines and offer them in exchange to those who would seek them.
I am not a licensed doctor, nor do I ever tell someone how they should take care of their bodies. What I do is seek to offer information that people may better educate themselves on the choices that are right for them, that assist them on their chosen path of health and wellness in mind body & spirit. When I refer to herbs as medicine, I am referring to their ability to generate a chance within the body, in the same vein that food is often considered to be a medicine or even a toxin in some people. (ei: to some, gluten is a toxin, so anything containing an element of wheat has the ability to elicit a negative outcome) In the case with herbs, a properly chosen herb or combination thereof has the potential to elicit a change. Herbs will not cure you. An increase in general awareness of self, what it needs, what its likely to tell you it needs and that those things are not always inline with each other…. seeing this misalignment and doing something about will often elicit a chance, towards the desired outcome. But this means work folks! Work on your part for doing the self seeking and work for those of whom you ask for help finding the information you need to make needed changes. The medicines I make are for my own purpose, to which sometimes I am asked to trade. I often exchange such medicines for goods, money or services. This is not a storefront nor am I a salesperson. Rather I am a Wyld Woman who lives with the land, sharing her stories, writings and rewriting them as I travel through this world trading experiences, wisdom and understandings with people and wild things alike.
Medicines I make
- Tinctures -Simples & Formulations
- Infused oils – Simples and Formulations
- Washes / Liniments
- Bath Soak Teas
- Wine / Mead
- Various Spa treatments
Note on Endangered Species
Medicines that contain endangered species plants are cultivated on my home turf and harvested with care to proper propagation of the species.
Note on Dates
There is no date or dates of expiration on my tinctures because my tinctures are ‘refreshed’ every year, so they have a ‘history’ of energy stored in each jar since the jar was first started. So the minimal degradation, and I’m talking it’s pretty minimal, (especially if the container is airtight and stored in the dark) that you might get normally, is reduced due to the strengthening the ‘mother’ tincture receives each year.
This does not mean that I simply double up either, I keep records on the exact ratios in the medicines and keep them more or less the same each time, I just ALSO work deeply with the Energetics of Evolution year to year.
This is the way I create tinctures, not saying this IS the way, just that it’s mine. If it works for you, to ingest or create in this way, wonderful, if not, please continue as you were..
Any questions feel free to ask, I’ll continue to answer them and post them here if they seem relevant.