Not quite summer-May's share

 

1. Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) flowers in brandy!

Crataegus spp.

 

USE: A cooling energetic that works with the heart both physiologically and spiritually.  Very useful nervine that works with hot conditions like allergies (hay fever) to anxiety, and insomnia with irritability.

 

2. Lemon balm tincture (Melissa officinalis)

 

USE:  A warming nervine that is mild and not quite sedative, but relaxant enough to aid in anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. As a carminative, Melissa can also help with indigestion or 'upset' stomach due to nervousness. 

 

3. Spring Nutritious Tea!

Lemon Balm, Violet leaf + flower, Mint, Hawthorne flower + leaf, Nettles, Mullein, + Raspberry leaf

 

USE:  A nourishing tea blend that you can have a cup of every day to get a good dose of minerals and nutrients that are tasty and soothing to the nerves.  Great for the end of the day or before bedtime.

 

4. Wild Cherry Bark Syrup (Prunus serotina)

 

USE:  A tasty anti-spasmotic most suitable for that relentless cough and cold, but can also be used for tension as in the case of menstrual cramps, for example.  It can be drying and astringent, but is balanced with the honey.
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Posted on May 21, 2013 .