It used to take me so much time to extract my tinctures but my new press really speeds up the process. I am not sure if it does a better job than my hands but it sure is easier with less wear and tear on my wrists. Our family is now practicing self isolation to slow the spread of the virus. Everything is closed, the recitals canceled, and every child in the area will be homeschooled for awhile. I find it very hard not to feel stressed and distracted by all the chaos. I have to be mindful to not let the emotions and energies of other people influence how I feel. Projects are a good way to stay productive, focused, and positive. I was able to finish several tinctures today. Usually I am so busy. I honestly thought I would never get to them until summer. There is something about the repetitive steps, emerald green liquid, and contact with the plants that I find very soothing. I have always loved making tinctures more than any other type of botanical product.
Echinacea-is powerful against an infection when taken at the onset of symptoms.
Violet-supports the lungs and is my favorite remedy for grief.
Valerian-is a sedative that has been used to support people undergoing stressful and traumatic situations.
Hops-clears the heat and toxins that are released when the immune system is working hard against an infection.
Angelica-supports the liver, spleen, and stomach to do their job. It strengthens the lungs. When all of our organs are working well we are better able to avoid illnesses that are circulating in the community.
I am always surprised by all the healing uses just one plant has. I learn something new every time I do research. I feel thankful for and confident in the backyard pharmacy.
Dried ginger root and orange peels
Created a bay leaf sticky rice
Made a facial toner
How are you trying to stay busy and focused right now?