Welcome to spring and its abundance. It is always a pleasure to greet you in this forum and I so enjoy your replies. But with that said it is with a heavy heart that I write this letter. We experienced a profound loss this spring. Our dear friends lost their six-year-old daughter suddenly and unexpectedly. She and my grandson grew up together and they were good friends. Cheyenne was welcome everywhere she went, her manners were impeccable and her sweetness was genuine. Her passing to the other side is felt so deeply and on so many levels.
It is for this reason that I have chosen to talk about the herb, rosemary, the herb of remembrance. Rosemary is a stimulant to the central nervous system in so much as it heightens the senses but at the same time it has a carminative (calming) effect on the nerves; improves memory; is an anti-oxidant that aids digestion; as well as helping those with joint problems. It also imparts an astringent effect which is very good when used as a poultice for puncture wounds. This comes in handy when friends and family fall off motorcycles.
Let’s start with the poultice:
Take equal parts of rosemary; black walnut leaves and slices of an aloe leaf. Wrap them in cheese cloth (not gauze) or thin cotton fabric, place in a bowl and pour boiling water over top. You can also use tap water and heat moistened poultice in microwave for about one minute. While the poultice is cooling scrub all visible dirt from wound and be certain poultice has cooled sufficiently before placing on the wound. Let it remain there for at least 20 minutes. Repeat as necessary to prevent infection and abscess.
Drink Rosemary in a tea with lemon grass and pennyroyal to reduce stress or add rosemary essential oil to a warm bath with mineral salts. I have a wonderful recipe for detox bath salts available on request. Also for those of you (mostly men) whom are losing hair do to sebum blocking pours try this remedy. Dissolve in one quart of hot water 1 tbsp. borax and 20 drops of rosemary essential oil. Place in squeeze bottle and apply to hair after shampooing and before rinsing allowing it to remain one scalp for about 3 minutes. I think you will enjoy experimenting with rosemary. Hope you don’t need the poultice for puncture wounds.
What ever this day brings you, make time for someone special in your life. The other day while I was so busy my grandson, Liam asked, “Nana could we have a picnic?” I almost said, “Not now”, but I thought better about it and decided to put chores aside and instead we took out my grandmother’s best china. Liam, Nana (my grandmother whom is in spirit now) and I had a lovely picnic.
Love and Light, Lori