Some old favorites are restocked in the store this week, with help from my special apprentice helper Gina in the apothecary. We always have such a good time crafting and creating herbal treats and magic medicines for you together.
This super salve for aches and pains, sprains and strains , bruises and bumps. It contains a local herb, Yerba del Lobo, which is used much like arnica is for injuries and trauma, plus wildcrafted pain allies like elder leaf, goldenrod, telegraph weed and precious Solomon’s Seal for tendons and connective tissue healing. So next time you bonk yourself on the trail, trip over a rock or a root and twist an ankle, or work your muscles a little too vigorously try some Wolf Balm for relief. Local medicine from the Sky Islands and Sonoran lands of Arizona. Plus a lot of flower magic. Fragrant blossoms of Yerba del Lobo had lots to say to me last month in the mountains after a weekend of teaching, and especially wanted me to make myself a queen with a golden flower crown. A plant for your alpha within.
Medicine for the Sleeping Dragon: Herpes virus is one of the most common chronic infections in humans – manifesting as cold sores, genital and oral (HSV-1) herpes symptoms and even shingles – (chicken pox is related as well). Regardless of the strain or location, the outbreaks on the skin/tender tissues it causes a lot of pain. Sleeping Dragon Salve is a proven remedy with clients and friends stamp of approval for relieving the itch, sting, pain and duration of the outbreak when applied frequently throughout the day. This remedy will offer relief for acute outbreaks. If recurring outbreaks are a problem for you, you may need to work on your stress levels, diet, and an herbal formula for long term support. I can work with you to manage and control outbreaks through natural methods so they are far less frequent and troublesome. Contact me to set up a phone or in person appointment!
This beautiful smelling balsam of the forest is my go to for drawing out splinters, thorns, cactus spines and other small bits embedded in the skin, and protect the skin from chapping, windburn and other infections. Its antiseptic, pain relieving, and stimulating. It also doubles as a wonderful congestion and chest balm when dealing with winter illness and damp mucousy cough. This salve is a pure natural product, only three ingredients pine resin wildcrafted ethically from the pinyon and ponderosa pines in the mountains of the southwest, olive oil and beeswax. I only take resin from trees when it comes off freely, and never take a metal tool to the tree to pry it off. The tree offers its resin as a gift to us, once it has done its job for the tree. Its like tapping into the tree immune system.
And it makes a good perfume for forest nymphs and green men. Apply freely.