by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
As part of the infusing process for a soothing and healing bathing experience I have begun to make tea from the same herbs, flowers and roots as those I use. I find the experience of drinking the tea as I draw a bath full-filling. It is satisfying to be treating the outside as great as the inside! For a few moments in my week I am connecting to a fuller awareness of the inside-outside connections.
The herbs, flowers and roots used in this early spring tea and infusion were; feverfew, mullein, butterfly vine, calendula, peony and Nootka rose flowers, mullein, feverfew, celery leaves, spruce needles, and mullein root. I choose these plants as they are beginning to come to life in our garden and indoors as they sprout from seed.
Become aware of the relationship to what foods & medicinal’s you invite into your experience, inside and outside, for radiant health. Developing one’s connection to the plants, herbs and trees through gardening, eating and harvesting them increases the body’s alignment to their qualities, whether eating or making healing products (tinctures, oils, teas, and poultice’s) with them. If you plant seeds, do what the aboriginal gardeners and seed collectors of Southern Countries still do today, soak the seeds in your mouth a moment before planting! Now that is an intentional connection!!!!
Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.