Nutritional Herbal Infusion

Nutritional Herbal Infusion
Last week I completed 26 days preparing and drinking a daily Nutritional Herbal Infusion.

Each night I would choose one of the following herbs to make a Nutritional Herbal Infusion:
Stinging Nettle, Red Clover, Oat Straw, Comfrey Leaves, and Alfalfa.

I was interested in trying this Nutritional Herbal Infusion after watching a utube by Susun S. Weed on the importance of Nutritional Herbal Infusions. Susun S. Weed claims there is about 15 to 20% protein in each herb. and minerals too.

This is what I did each evening…
At bedtime I put 1 oz or 28.5 grams of dried herbs in a quart jar and fill it with boiling water and sealed it. Let it sit over night and strain it in the morning. I put the Herbal infusion into two water bottles. I drank from one and put the second bottle in the refrigerator until I was ready to drink the second one.

For your further information I have quoted an article written by Susun S. Weed.

How to make an Herbal Infusion
…A tea is a small amount of fresh or dried herb brewed for a short time. An infusion is a large amount of dried (not fresh) herb brewed for a long time. An infusion extracts more nutrients than a tincture and more medicinal qualities (and nutrients) than a tea. Most infusions are short-lived; they stay good for only two or three days.
Prepare infusions in pint/half-liter and quart/liter jars with tight lids. A teapot is not as good, but acceptable.
Usual dose of infusion is 1-2 cups/250-500 ml a day, taken hot, chilled, or at room temperature. Infusions may be seasoned with sweeteners, tamarin, milk, or any other additions that please your taste. Infusions can be used as soup stocks, bath waters, hair rinses, facial washes, and so on…
Quotation from Susun S. Weed’s book ‘Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way’. page 190

Moth Repellent

Moth repellent

Something new for you from EudoraLynn’s Healing Herbs.

In the past two weeks people have been asking for something to discourage moths.
I have researched this and I have put together a Moth Repellent package.

The herbs would be:
Vanilla Leaf
Lemon Balm

I would tie these together (3 sprigs of each herb)

You can hang these Moth repellents in your closets or lay them in your drawers. If you plan to lay them in your drawer you will need to put them on parchment paper or wax paper to prevent the Lavender Oils from staining your clothes.

If you are interested,  Click on ‘Dried Herbs’ to place your order for Moth Repellent.

A Herbal Walk With Georgina Cyr

Hi friends,

My dear friend Georgina Cyr is hosting a Herbal Walk in Port Alberni tonight. She wrote piece on her Facebook page and she has given me permission to share it with you. I love her detailed description of the herbs they will discover on the walk tonight and their medicinal properties.

I will repost the article she wrote on my web site.

Enjoy. Blessings, Lynn

Join us Georgina Cyr, Tuesday evening June 27 at 7 pm for a little herb walk in Port Alberni to discover a few of our local edible and medicinal plants. Cost $15.00, includes handouts and little notebooks for gathering samples to label.

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Edible and Medicinal Plant and Herb Walk

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017, 7:00 PM
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Some of the plants we will find will be:
Thimble berries – The berries, leaves and roots have been used traditionally to treat stomach ache, and wounds. The berries are consumed fresh as well as dried. The young roots, shoots and leaves are used to cure ailments.
Yellow dock – good for liver, and kidneys – detoxifies, contains magnesium, antioxidants, iron and manganese vitamins B6. Purifies the Blood and Lymph System
Oregon grape – is a natural antibiotic with growing popularity. It produces the same powerful alkaloid, berberine, which give other herbal antibiotics such as goldenseal and golden thread their yellowish color. antibiotic, antiseptic, antiamoebocidic, anti-inflammatory.
Bleeding heart – Michael Moore describes as a tonic herb for strengthening and healing some kinds of weakened people, and as an analgesic remedy for deeper nerve pain and imbalances. Bleeding Heart has been used by Native people as a tooth ache remedy. The plant can also be poulticed and applied to sprains, bruises or wounds to address pain, and may be most effective when combined with topical application of the tincture beneath a hot towel.
Plantain – Plantain is a drawing agent meaning it can pull splinters, dirt, and infections out of the wounded skin as well as a treatment for insect bites. Plantain also acts on the large intestine and can be used either as a laxative or as a drying agent for diarrhea – as its often the case plants work both ways.
Burdock – good for liver and skin easing skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, teenager’s acne. Burdock will help clean your system. Besides, Burdock roots and stems are good wild food.
Vanilla leaf – repels insects
Salal – A common benefit for the public is that the leaves of salal can be made into a poultice to treat insect stings and bites Salal leaf has a long history as a medicine for wounds, coughs, colds and digestive problems. The Klallam, Bella Coola and Quileute People have chewed salal leaves and spit them on burns and sores. Michael Moore mirrors Northwest Native People’s uses of salal in Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West when he says that, “The tea is astringent and anti-inflammatory, both locally to the throat and upper intestinal mucosa, and through the bloodstream, to the urinary tract, sinuses and lungs.”
Fireweed – First Nations used fireweed externally for burns and other skin conditions, and drank it as a tea for gastro-intestinal and bronchial problems.
In addition to its medicinal uses, fireweed shoots can be eaten as a vegetable, while the young leaves can be added to salads.
Cleavers – as a tea for urinary issues, skin irritations, Wounds and Burns. Lymph healer: Cleavers is known traditionally for its use in tonifying and cleansing the Lymphatic system
Self heal – all heal self-heal has been commonly used for all sorts of wounds. Some herbalists liken its qualities to plantain’s vulnerary abilities. Both of these plants are somewhat astringent and demulcent, stabilizing tissue and protecting the skin’s moisture at the same time.
Self-heal is used for wounds on the skin, including cuts, scrapes and burns. It’s also used for drawing out infections, such as abscesses and boils. Internally, self-heal has been used for ulcers, especially those in the mouth and throat.

Comfrey Oil Poultice

How to make a Comfrey oil poultice using one of my infused oils.

Poultices can be used to draw infection, treat boils and abscesses. They can also be used to draw the poison from a bee sting.

The other day I developed an abscess on my ear lobe. It was where my pierced earring would have been. The infection got worse because I could not find the opening to release the pressure. In my Herbal Class I had learned a poultice could pull infection out.

I mixed my Green Clay powder with a little Comfrey Oil to make a paste, applied it to my ear lobe, and used a Band-Aid to hold it in place. I wore it all day and that night. The next morning my ear lobe infection started to drain. I applied an new poultice and left it on that day. The ear lobe drained for five days.

You can make a poultice to draw infection, treat boils and abscesses, relieve inflammation or a rash or simply draw the poison from a bee sting!

What is a poultice? A homemade poultice is made by mashing herbs, plant material or another substance with warm water or natural oils to make a paste. The paste can be applied directly to the skin and covered with a piece of clean cloth. If the herb used is potent such as onion, garlic, ginger, mustard, etc., you may want a layer of thin cloth between the skin and the herb. The cloth can then be covered with plastic wrap to hold in the moisture. The poultice can be changed every 3 to 4 hours or whenever it dries out.
A compress is used the same way but usually warm liquids are applied to the cloth instead of raw substances. Tinctures or herbal infusions are great for compresses.

The following poultice ingredients have properties to draw out infections reduce inflammation. These poultices can even be used to treat chest congestion, hemorrhoids and earaches. Don’t forget that you can use poultices or compresses on your pets and livestock also!

Comfrey Poultice – Comfrey Oil Infused in Olive Oil has great healing properties especially where bones and ligaments are involved! Make a poultice out of comfrey for any aches or pains.

Stinging Nettles

Stinging Nettle – one of my favourite spring tonics.  I have packaged some Stinging Tea in 40 grams bags. I have just added this tea to my Product page. Please check it out.

If you’re interested in purchasing this product as a tea you can do that here

Here are some of the benefits of drinking Stinging Nettle Tea.

Stinging nettle is used as a treatment for the pain of arthritis and gout, for anemia, allergies and urinary problems or as a topical treatment for eczema, insect bites and painful muscles. Antioxidants help remove free radicals from your body. Stinging nettle acts similarly to dandelion leaf, promoting the elimination of uric acid from joints with an alkalizing diuretic activity.

Stinging Nettle in the forest.

Stinging Nettle drying in my Herbal Room.

Stinging Nettle Tea – Available to purchase in our shop

What to Expect from EudoraLynn’s Healing Ways

I’ve really enjoy devoting my time to my plants and herbs, it’s such a treat.  I feel blessed to be able to share my awareness and love for plants and herbs with you.  I’m looking forward to using this article area to teach you more about what I’m learning, share with you the different markets and events I’ll be participating in, and so much more.  Thank-you.

~ Lynn Moore