Category: botanicals



Some very good information from herbal academy!!

#Repost @herbalacademy
It’s bug season! We put together this helpful chart with the many effective plant oils categorized by the particular bug they repel. This is not a complete list of ALL EO oils – feel free to weigh in with your fave EOs in the comments! A word of caution when using essential oils: they should always be used with a carrier product because of their volatility. Carrier products are other oils such as extra virgin olive oil, sunflower oil, apricot kernel oil, unscented lotions, etc. Some EOs should not be applied to children or to pregnant women so, as always, please do additional research. We also recommend seeking out brands who use sustainable harvesting practices. @MountainRoseHerbs has a good selection of essential oils, which we recommend! .

Here’s a simple recipe from the blog for crafting a bug repellent: .

Combine the following in a 2-ounce bottle:

4 tablespoons of distilled water
2 teaspoons of vodka
5-6 drops of your favorite EO or combination or try the Thieves combination of sage, rosemary, thyme, lavender, and mint.
Shake well before each use.
Spritz this on your clothes and hair. Not for use on skin. .

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Gotu Kola: Proven Medical Benefits

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) has a long and successful history of use in traditional medicines. Traditional uses for Gotu Kola have included:

• Hepatitis
• Syphilis
• Gastrointestinal conditions
• Asthma
• Epilepsy
• Varicose veins
• Ulcers
• Skin irritation
• Swellings

And this is just the short list. Gotu kola has been a “go to” herb for herbal practitioners in Ayurveda, Chinese Traditional Medicine, Kampo Medicine (Japan), Thai Traditional Medicine, Indonesian Traditional Medicine, Hawaiian Traditional Medicine, and many others.

Some of the above traditional uses for Gotu Kola have been proven out in clinical research. Some have yet to be proven out.

To learn more about the benefits of Gotu Kola CLICK HERE:

Daisy – Medicinal Uses and Benefits

Daisy has anti-inflammatory and mild astringent properties and has been used internally, in tea form, as an herbal remedy for the common cold, bronchitis and other inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.

The herb may be used for loss of appetite as it has a stimulating effect on the digestion system and it has been used as a treatment for many ailments of the digestive tract, such as gastritis, diarrhea, liver and gallbladder complaints and mild constipation.

Daisies have been used traditionally for painful menstruation, cystitis and other inflammations of the urinary tract.

Additionally, it may have its uses as a natural treatment for atopic dermatitis, gout, and chronic rheumatic conditions.

To learn more about the benefits of Daisy CLICK HERE:

Dandelion – Benefits and Uses

Dandelion was first mentioned for its medicinal qualities in the works of Arabian physicians of the tenth and eleventh centuries.

Dandelion is traditionally used as a general tonic, for constipation, for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, and eczema, and as an herbal remedy for diseases like psoriasis.

Traditional herbalists use dandelion as a treatment for arthritic conditions, including severe conditions such as osteoarthritis, disorders such as gout, and chronic joint pain.

Dandelion has been used for centuries as an herbal treatment for jaundice and the yellowing of the skin that is associated with liver dysfunction, cirrhosis, hepatitis and liver disease.

To learn more about the benefits of Dandelion CLICK HERE:

What Are Elderberries Good For?

There is an abundance of remedies associated with elder and few other plants have been so highly valued for its medicinal properties.

Elderberry was used by Native Americans to treat an infection.

The elderberry flowers have expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties and are often used to treat ailments related to the respiratory system.

The flowers are therefore used as a remedy for bronchitis, asthma, sore throat and allergies.

Traditionally they have also been used as a treatment for catarrh, tonsillitis and ear infections.

To learn more about the benefits of Elderberry CLICK HERE:

Making remedies for Karmafest!!

So I have to come up with things to make based on what I already have because the herbs I ordered are coming after karmafest lol but that’s ok. It just means new products for everyone! I may or may not go live on Instagram lol we will see lol

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