Custom Herbal Cough Syrup 🍃
After straining the decoction, I've added an ounce of tincture (alcohol) which will support the syrup medicinally but it also acts as a preservative🌿
Last step was to add the raw honey which has medicinal properties and thickens the liquid decoction to make it the syrup consistency🌳
Here's a look at my new office space where, I will see clients in person for Herbal Wellness Consultations. My video sessions will take place here as well. I may host open apothecary days here as well, so stay tuned for that🌿✨
The space is comfortable and welcoming. Office is centrally located right next to Willow Lawn Mall and on the bus line!
Hope you enjoy my little video I put together💚 Thanks for watching!
Special thanks to my dad @serenityphoto for the beautiful photography ❤
My mom for the Girl Boss Decor❤
Thank you to my awesome friend for her hard work in helping me move in and arrange the entire setup (7 hrs of fun) @sharlamartinez ❤
Now Booking New Clients for Herbal Wellness Consultations in person or video sessions🍃 .....
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Appointments can be scheduled online. Consultation rates, Packages and more details are available online. My link is in bio above. ......
Sliding Scale Services are available as well and details provided online. I am looking forward to working with you!
Complex Skin Salve looking ever so pretty🍃 This salve was one of the 1st blends I created. Special place in my heart for it, has been extremely helpful with eczema. Infused with calendula, chickweed and neem oil. 🌿✨
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After my #shoulder was evaluated at @accesssportsmed in Dover today I feel confident that its safe to use #comfrey in my #herbal protocol to support healing from a #shouldersprain - the plant is such a prolific healer that it’s important to make sure everything is in the correct place before healing begins. Example: if you break your foot and use comfrey without setting the break it may heal in an undesired position. Since all the bits and bobs in my shoulder are where they should be, it’s time to add the #salve to the mix that already includes #solomonsseal#arnica and #cbd along with a heaping helping of #rest and #ice as per the instructions of my medical provider. Got questions about comfrey or just want to join in the comfrey #love ? Comment and share.
...Herbs for anxiety and depression...
This is lavender growing at our farm. Lavendula angustifolia is the species we grow because it is frost hardy. I use lavender pretty extensively in my practice, I make hydrosols to ease burns and irritated skin, and also for relaxation. I make infused oils for slaves and I also tincture the fresh flowering tops 1:2 95%. I like to use lavender in formulas for anxiety and depression. Its tastier then most of the other plants, helping with compliance, and it also seems to work well. Lavender contains many chemical compounds that studies show strong support of lavender for its role as an anxiolytic. “In recent years, several animal and human investigations have indeed evaluated traditional medical remedies of lavender using modern scientific methods. These studies raised the possibility of revival of lavender therapeutic efficacy in neurological disorders on the basis of evidence-based medicine.” Pubmed .
A ritual that is simple but important to me 💫🌕 Regardless of when you celebrate or feel the starting of your New Year, this eve is a point of global recognition and a great time to reflect & refresh your perspectives. My year is constantly becoming “new” again and again at different prominent intervals throughout the calendar year. Practices like this reflection journal help me refine my focus through all of the changes ✨ @yearcompass
As 2017 comes to a close, I have reflected upon the year. I am beyond greatful for my growth both personally and professionally. I am greatful for my loving family and the tribe of beauties that have been an inspiration of support and strength during this year. ❤
I'm looking forward to this new year an many ways but mostly my continued growth as a mom, herbalist, supporter and child of god.📿✨🌿💪
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Looking like this will be a most frequent view for me next year! Studies have officially begun today and classes emerge at the end of January to further my clinical herbal studies. Decided since my desk is such a hotspot and the kitchen is where I spend most of my time, it was the perfect place to hold space for my 2018 vision board. 2018 is a super powerful year 11/2: To become an inspired healer, creative artist, and spiritual catalyst.
With the 11/2, it’s all about experiencing intensely challenging circumstances in your life and coming out the other side stronger, more spiritual, and ready to help others who have experienced similar issues. It won’t be easy and yet it’s profoundly deep and gratifying when you tap into your high-level of artistic creativity and psychic gifts. Understand that your contribution is through the experience you provide for others, which is almost impossible to measure. You must learn to trust that the “butterfly effect” you have on people is immeasurable and that you’ll never know the way in which you change people’s lives through your loving heart, intuition, and artistic expression.
#11 /2 #2018#herbalistlife#wildflower#clinicalherbalism2018#herbschool#herbalism#clinicalherbalism#bethechange#kindnessmatters#lifepurpose#lifeissacred#eachmomentablessing#breatheinthelove#breatheinyourdestiny#visionboard#visionboard2018#makeitcount
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Now scheduling herbal consultations for January at the sliding scale clinic in Cypress Park here in Los Angeles. Come learn about herbs that can help YOU and get a custom formula. Consultations can be centered around a range of health concerns from preventative herbal care for specific conditions to helping support a wide variety of acute and chronic symptoms. I have a harm reduction approach and my practice leans heavy on the medical herbalism side of the spectrum. I’m not a healer by any means, but I am almost certain that for whatever health concern you have there is probably an herb out there can benefit you and your body whether it be through nutrition, sleep, reducing stress, improving digestion, or just having a conversation about finding other health resources and answering questions you have pertaining to herbal medicine. All services sliding scale, see link in bio for more info and to setup a time to come in. #clinicalherbalism#laslidingscaleherbclinic#medicalherbalism#botanicalmedicine#laapothecary
Made a large batch of Herbal Liniment today with medicinal plants and spices. This formula will have both warming & cooling effects for sore/aching muscle relief. 🍃✨🌿
Shatavari-Ashwagandha Spiced Ghee for a postpartum client✨ I love making medicine for my community....I mixed 2 cups of homemade ghee with 1/2 c Shatavari pwd, 1/4 c Ashwagandha pwd, 3 tsp Cardamom pwd, 2 tsp Cinnamon pwd, and 1 tsp Ginger pwd. Warm the powders and ghee for 5-10 min, being sure not to burn it. The addition of the spices aids digestion of the heavier and more difficult to digest shatavari, warms the body and pelvic region (very important postpartum), and also of course makes it taste delicious too. Let cool for a few minutes and then add 2 tbsp raw honey (optional- do more or less to taste). Stir frequently as it cools to get the powders evenly mixed into the ghee. A medicinal dose is 3 tsp/day. Eat straight, add to tea or mushroom hot chocolate, use as a spread....the possibilities are endless! There's also a more traditional method of making herbal ghees that involves combining ghee with a decoction of herbs and cooking it all down until the water evaporates. It's pretty magical and makes wonderful medicine, but this method is great too. Enjoy and come see me for a consult if you're needing some personalized herbal support! ❤️ #ghee#herbalghee#medicinemaking#communityherbalism#clinicalherbalism#ayurveda#postpartum#postpartumhealth#shatavari#ashwagandha#cardamom#cinnamon#ginger#foodasmedicine#eatyourherbs#milkandhoneyherbs
Are you interested in seeing an herbalist but don’t know where to look? Check out our Practitioner Directory on our website. Each practitioner has met our professional eligibility criteria and has the skill to enhance your (and even your pet’s) well-being by ordering custom-designed formulas for you from Inner Ecology. Also, if you have a clinical herbologist you already love and who’s not listed as one of our customers, we welcome you to introduce them to us! #innerecology#chineseherbalmedicine#herbalist#clinicalherbalism#clinicalherbalist
Hawthorn, in all its fierce thorny beauty. The time to harvest these berries is now! There are so many native Hawthorns (Crataegus spp) in North America, and it's a commonly planted ornamental landscape tree too. My adage is that if it's got big thorns than it's good medicine to me! There's so much to say about this well-known and beloved heart medicine....one way I've reliably worked with Hawthorn in my clinical practice is for folks with Pitta-type (or Heat/Excitation in western herbal energetics) high blood pressure that manifests with lots of heat, anger/quick temper or "hot-headedness" and also lots of anxiety at its root that can also contribute to insomnia. I learned from one of my first herbal teachers, William Siff, about a great formula for this pattern- it's 3 parts Hawthorn Berry and 1 part Passionflower. You can add a few other herbs based on your client, but this is the core formula. Decoct 1 tbsp: 1 cup water for at least 15-20 minutes, and then preferably let steep at least 4 hrs after that or even overnight. Strain and drink 3-4 cups/day. Results are often quick and profound!❤️❤️❤️ Also, speaking of herbal teachers, Katja and Ryn over @commonwealthherbs are doing a great "herb of the week" series right now on Hawthorn, so definitely check it out!
L O V E S T O R Y :
Why I’ve always been so fascinated with cottonwoods, I may never fully understand.
Is it the orange-red resin coating the buds, which hints of spring’s coming fertility? The uniquely floral, bitter taste that stays in one’s mouth long after nibbling? The way they scatter the ground with their beauty in divinatory patterns after a storm, and still hold more buds aloft for the right moment to open?
Is it because cottonwood bud infused oil + my olfactory and musculoskeletal systems are by now thoroughly twined in arcs of comfort by many hours of self massage?
Is it because when I need to grieve from my deep well, I always seem to find myself in the lap of an old cottonwood who just laughs at my existential questions and assures me all is, was, will be as is required?
I love cottonwood for these reasons, yes, and more to be revealed as the seasons of my life unfold.
Is there a plant whom you have felt an inexplicable pull toward? I’d love to hear who is in your green heart, and what they have meant to you in your unfolding love story.
We’re elated to share we will be serving the entire seasonally rotating @artemisteas_ line at our coffee parlor! 🌷🍃🍵 We spent our Sunday with the owner + herbalist, Andrea, learning all about her different blends, the benefits of each, and how to brew them. She is so intentional with these teas, and hand-crafts each of them with wellness in mind. We are honored to showcase her work and can’t wait to share these with you. •
💥 Stay tuned for more updates on our opening date! 💥 #supportlocal
It’s 17 years since I started down this path... which began when I couldn’t figure out what was happening with my own well-being and my doctors weren’t helping me at all. There were pieces of the picture missing with their reductionist perspective.... I decided I could take my ills into my own hands, it was a bit frightening but also the most empowering... to know that there was something deep down inside being awoken, a part of me, which I believe we all share... the resilient part, the part that is in tune with the rhythms of the earth, with the cycles of my own body in relation to the world... the plants were an intermediary, the messengers... piles of books, classes, tinctures and teas, brought me to the living plants of the jungle, where the real knowledge started to sink in... recognizing the families, their dynamic relationship with their ecosystem, their life cycles and their power to bring relief, their voices telling me to watch, listen, reflect, try... prove and be disproved... realizing that not all plants work for what they say they do in the books... that it takes years of experience to see what works, and sometimes not understanding how or why, just that it does... and that won’t satisfy the triple blind study, but it satisfies me as the practitioner.... and I m still learning... from the plants and from those also working with them... Offering this clinic with my dear 7song has been the greatest honor, a man in the field and on the streets, in service to the plants and people for 35+ years. Seeing with his eyes what works, he openly shares. And he will humble you and challenge you.
Herbalism is a revolutionary path in a mechanized civilization, that brings us back to our ancestors, our heritage, our relations and our humanity as a thread on this vast web.