Grief Elixir and Lung Tonic
This magical elixir is deeply nourishing to the lungs and heart center. Each of the herbs in this blend are aligned physically and emotionally for addressing lung imbalance and supporting the body to process and clear grief and loss. Grief is the emotion associated with the lungs and colon in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Ingredients: Mullein Leaf, Usnea, Hawthorn Berry, Lemon Balm, Elecampane Root, Milky Oat Tops, Potato Vodka, Raw Honey
Suggested Use: Adults 1-3 dropper fulls 2-4 times per day. Children (1 yr and up) 1/2 - 1 dropper full 1-3 times per day.
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) has been used traditionally as a remedy for the respiratory tract, including bronchitis. It works as an expectorant, meaning it helps expel mucus. Mullein helps to loosen bronchial secretions and make elimination of mucus easier. Mullein can support people who find the transition from summer to fall difficult, and for people who are grieving.
Usnea (Usnea longissima), also known as the "grandfather of grief medcine", is a lichen that grows and hangs from trees. Its medicine is very effective for tuberculosis, pneumonia, and upper respiratory tract infections—as well as for strep throat, urinary tract infections, and diarrhea. This amazing lichen is excellent for clearing damp and cold condition as well as being antimicrobial and soothing irritated tissue and surfaces. Usnea—can help to uncover grief, to validate the experience of grief, and to keep grief from getting stuck, when it really can then manifest into a physical malady or an emotional emergency.
Hawthorn (Crataegus spp) is a medicine of the heart. Hawthorn berries support cardiovascular functioning The berry affects the heart, blood circulation, and blood pressure.
When a weakness penetrates our spirit and we feel fragile or frail, Hawthorn will help in restoring strength once again.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is anti-viral, calming, and very gentle. Lemon Balm is excellent for depression, insomnia, and anxiety. Combined with it's amazing ant-viral action, Lemon Balm is excellent for balancing the lungs or nourishing a bruised or broken heart.
Elecampane (Inula helenium) is warming, drying, and stimualting. Elecampane helps produce a larger lung capacity which increases available oygen This can lead to the body better dealing with infection due to efficient oxygenation. Elecampane can be used to encourage a better connection between mind and body. It brings about balance between mind, emotions, and body. Elecampane is useful for those who are heart sore and useful in uncertain times when things change rapidly.
Milky Oat Tops (Avena sativa) is the "mother's milk" of edible and medicinal plants. The experience of being soothed, nourished and supported come with use of this medicine. Abundant with vitamins and minerals, protein, soluble fiber, beneficial oils, polysaccharides, steroidal saponins and more, Milky Oats comes to us as a humble, but powerful healer. Milky Oats are amazing for frazzled, exhausted, nervous systems and also for a nervous system that has experienced long term trauma or grief.