SPRING GREEN HEALING SALVE

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Carrie Jones, Draggin’ Wing Farms, Earth’s medicinal plants….we are grateful.
Suzanne Lewis, wholistic healer, ie. Mother Earth Rep. trained to advocate for Green Medicine, nature’s gift to assist us in well being. Our skin is the largest sense and essential for vital living. Our skin must eliminate (breathe) and be nurtured, fed (salve).
The Spring Green healing salve class was taught with reverence and respect, honoring the medicine teachers who transferred this Earth Medicine to Suzanne.
Basic Concoction Formula
Arrowleaf Balsam Root sets the timing for the Spring Green Salve

Gather at least 2 roots of the Arrowleaf Balsam Root—they’re gnarly but we gather as the sap is rising and the flowers are in fresh bloom. An anti-carcinogen component

DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR GARDEN?
Fresh herbals gathered early morning dew time…
Yarrow — wild, white flowers
clover – red veined
sage
mugwort
mullein
comfrey
mint
lavender
plantain

DRIED FLOWERS –medicinal herbs
calendula
lavendar purple buds
chamomile
chaparall– 2 Tablespoons
oregon grape root– 2 Tablespoons
St. John’s Wort– 2 Tablespoons

Lavender has long been associated with the joyfulness exuded by elves and fairies. It’s sweet scent is said to calm the mind and bring peace and contentment to the heart.

In Native cultures lavender is often used to aid in manifesting the life or path one seeks
Lavender has long been associated with the joyfulness exuded by elves and fairies. It’s sweet scent is said to calm the mind and bring peace and contentment to the heart.

In Native cultures lavender is often used to aid in manifesting the life or path one seeks

Arrowleaf Balsam Root..The root is the main part used as medicine. Herbalist Michael Moore describes arrowleaf balsamroot as a cross between echinacea and osha. I can’t personally attest to arrowleaf balsamroot being an immunomodulator but it certainly has an affinity for the respiratory system
Like many resins the root is decidedly pungent in taste. A small taste of the root and I feel the warming and drying qualities as the energy goes to my lungs, creating the need to clear my throat or cough. Oftentimes taking a few drops of the tincture creates a reflex of taking a large breath.

Plant Specifics
Common Name: Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Scientific Name: Balsamorhiza sagittata
Family: Asteraceae

Description: Perennial growing throughout western north America as far east as the Dakotas, as far south as California and throughout western Canada as well. It grows in a variety of habitats, including forested mountains to the sage brush steppe.

The taproot is covered in a hard bark and is fairly resinous. Depending on the growing habits and age of the plant, the root can reach several meters into the ground and weigh over 30 pounds.

The leaves can be fairly large, around 20 inches in length and are arrow shaped or triangular.

The flower looks like a sunflower with yellow ray flowers. The entire flower head is about the size of a small fist.

The seeds are the size of a grain of rice and are darkly colored ranging from green to brown to black depending on the maturity.

Properties: Pungent, warm/dry, stimulating expectorant, stimulating diaphoretic, anti-microbial, anti-fungal

Strong affinity for the respiratory system.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Lewis, editor and manager Wholisticbodymind.com since 2000. Suzanne is a Planetary Peacekeeper, an Agent for Conscious Evolution, a Spiritual Healer, a Mother, a multi - faceted artist (beads, gems to trade beads; guords star seed art; published author and Lover of Life for the sake of All our Relations.
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