Here are some of my favorite Healing Herbs and Books that I recommend for your personal healing journey into a healthier, happier, more empowered you. Enjoy your journey into herbal discovery!
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Arnica- Is a perennial mountain daisy like flower that increases circulation, reduces inflammation, and relieves aches and pains. It has been used medicinally since the 1500's. The whole plant is medicinal, the roots contain the most medicine, the flower second best part to gather medicine. It is recommended to only use rnica topically. Arnica reduces pain, inflammation, bruising, it warms muscles and tendons, assists your body in healing from falls, muscle and tendon injuries. Arnica is one of the ingredients in Bonnie's Balms Pain Eraser, Swing Oil, Love Oil, and XYZ Oil.
Bees Wax~ Beeswax has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits. It is soothing for minor skin irritations and acts as an emollient and a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin and sealing it in. Beeswax also contains vitamin A, which aides in softening and rehydrating dry skin.
Castor Oil- Castor oil comes from cold pressing the castor bean. It has natural antimicrobial an anti-inflammatory properties. Castor penetrates deep into muscles and tissues to naturally relieve pain from various ailments including abdominal pain, constipation, headaches, deep muscle pain, inflammation, skin eruptions, cramps, stimulates hair growth, conditions hair, stops dandruff, sinusitis, fungal and bacterial infections, bursitis, sprains, strains, increases elasticity in skin, relieves itching and allot more. It is one the ingredients in Bonnie's Balms Pain Eraser.
Calendula- Also called "Herbal Sunshine". Calendula has been used in homeopathy since the 1800's. It's ability to "Clean wounds from the inside out" prevents the suppuration of pus and helps wounds heal cleanly. Its recommended to carry a Calendula infused healing salve if you spend time in the water, as Calendula prevents dampness in wounds when used as an external dressing for open and closed wounds that are tender, red and swollen as it prevents the production of pus. It soothes skin from lacerations, burns, sunburns, irritations, and chaffing. Calendula is a safe herb to ingest as well as for use in preparations applied topically. Because of its amazing ability to Clean wounds from the inside out, it is highly recommended to add to your diet in tea form to detoxify for your lymphatic system. Cancer recovery survivors use this herb all over the world. Calendula is one of the healing herbs in our Bonnie's Balms Healing Salve, Bonnie's Balms Climbers Salve and Bonnie's Balms Lip Balms
Bear Root- Comes from the root of the Osha Flower. It is considered a sacred healing herb of the Native American Indians. The root is a warming herb that can be eaten or infused as a tea or topical. Osha is strong Bear Medicine. When a bear comes out of hibernation, it will seek this root, digging 4-6 feet to the root ball, then eat and chew small pieces into a watery paste and rub all over their bodies, topically and internally. Osha root helps animals and humans by opening the lungs, aches and pains from muscles and digestive ailments. A tiny piece will stop horrible stomach ache pain extremely fast. It is a natural anti inflammatory, expectorant, antispasmodic, cough suppressant, and much more. It is one of the ingredients in Bonnie's Balms Pain Eraser, Love Oil,
Swing Oil, XYZ Oil.
Sunflower Oil- Comes from cold pressing the seeds of the sunflower. Sunflowers have been used by Native American Indians for 5000 years or more. They introduced Sunflowers to the Spanish, who then spread them to the other European Countries of the world. The Sunflower oil is a natural anti inflammatory, adds elasticity to your skin, leaves a natural protective layer on your skin that is resistant to harmful bacteria, relieves pain, oxidizes cholesterol keeping blood vessels free of cholesterol deposits, is a good source of Selenium. Selenium has been shown to increase DNA repair and synthesis in damaged cells, aiding in Cancer recovery. Sunflower Oil has more vitamin e, than any other nut, seed or bean oil on the market. It is also has high amounts of vitamins a, b, c, d, zinc, selenium, copper and magnesium. It the base oil for all Bonnie's Balms Formula's.
Comfrey- Has been used for centuries to relieve bone pain, inflammation, and heal skin. It contains Allantoin, a cell proliferate that speeds up the natural replacement of body cells, it heals your skin and bones very quickly. Comfrey increases circulation, helps heal quickly from bruising, cuts, splits, broken bone recovery, tendon and muscle pains, congestion, sprains and strains,Eczema, psoriasis, arthritis pain, and a lot more. It contains Zinc and Vitamin B12. It is one of the ingredients for Bonnie's Balms Healing Salve, XYZ Oil, Lip Balms, Lotion and Swing Oil.
White Willow Bark- The bark of the White Willow Tree has been used to relieve fever and pain for centuries. It is the natural alternative to Aspirin. This glucoside salicin is useful for relieving kidney, urethra and bladder irritability and act as an analgesic to those tissues. Use externally for gout, rheumatism, arthritic pains, nose bleeds, topical bleeding.
Ginger~ Ginger is a very interesting root. It can taken internally to warm and increase blood circulation, digestive disturbances, burping, colic, can inhibit ulcers< Ginger helps ease motion sickness, is good for your heart and lungs. It has a fibrinolytic quality that strengthens the wall of vericose veins, it also decreases the risk of Thrombosis formation in thrombophlebitis. Its effective against nausea, colds and congestive or respiratory debilities. I have read that it inhibits cancer tumors. I use Ginger everyday. It feels like it makes a real difference in helping with dissolve blood clots. I have a few :-)
Juniper Berries~ Juniper helps bring clarity in confusing situationa and is specific for atonic conditions of the gastrointestinal, respiratory and urinary tract. It also contains powerful pain and re-circulatory benefits. It is used for arthritis, gout, sciatica, eczema, psoriasis, chronic bladder and kidney infections with atony, edema from renal suppression, renal conjestion, amenorrhea, atonic liver conditions and is a great diuretic. If boiled and used as a spray it will disinfect therooms where sick people have been. It kills the germs from patients with serious illnesses such as scarlet fever, smallpox, typhus, chorela, influenza, strep, ect...... Back during the black plague robbers would grind juniper berries up and infuse them in vinegar and go collect the riches from the dead. Juniper Trees grow all over North America. It is a very interesting tree and plant.
Dandelion Root~ Dandelion Roots are a Spring Tonic for your body!
Is your liver feeling sluggish? R u Tired?
Boil dandelion root into a tonic! Add lemon & honey, more water. Let cool & pour over ice cubes! It helps with digestive upsets, a natural diuretic, detoxifies waste, destroys acid in the blood, great blood builder and purifier. It’s Loaded with potassium, zinc, iron, calcium, vitamins A, C, D, and B Complex