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St. John's Wort: For First Aid, Nerve Pain, and Mood Support

St. John's Wort: For First Aid, Nerve Pain, and Mood Support

St. John's Wort (*Hypericum perforatum*) is a remarkable herb that has been used for centuries in traditional botanical medicine. Renowned for its healing properties, this versatile plant is celebrated for its effectiveness in treating a range of conditions, from first aid and nerve pain, menopausal symptoms, to emotional and mood support.

In this post, we'll explore the medicinal uses of St. John's Wort, discuss important contraindications, and delve into its fascinating connections with sunshine.

 

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Cesarean Recovery and Postpartum Tips

Cesarean Recovery and Postpartum Tips

All birth is beautiful, and no two births are alike. Similarly, healing in the postpartum phase is unique to each mama, baby, and birthing experience. C-sections are often overlooked in this. Now that you are home with your baby, knowing how to heal and recover from a cesarean section as you step into the new territory of motherhood is crucial to your well being and wholeness as a woman. 

  

 

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The Birth Song Botanicals Guide to Motherwort

The Birth Song Botanicals Guide to Motherwort
Modern motherwort uses are undoubtedly informed by its history as an herb with rich medicinal potential. Occasionally called a cardiotonic, some of its main uses relate to the reproductive system and the heart, where many people feel and hold a great deal of tension and anxiety. Motherwort also provides nervine support, and because it alleviates these nervous feelings, herbalists use the plant to release the feelings from the physical body as well. Continue reading

Botanica Erotica: Exploring Sensuality and Aphrodisiac Herbs

Botanica Erotica: Exploring Sensuality and Aphrodisiac Herbs

Hello Beautiful!  I’m so glad you are here with me right now!  May I ask you a personal question? Do you crave intimacy on your terms? Do you desire to experience a deeper more spiritual and sensual connection with yourself or your partner?

Welcome to “Botanica Erotica”, today we will embark on a sensuous journey connecting to our inner sensuality and discover which herbal aphrodisiacs are right for you. I will offer intuitive, and herbal wisdom to soften and deepening your sensuality with yourself and your partner.

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25 Simple Ways To Improve Your Mood!

25 Simple Ways To Improve Your Mood!

We all have beautiful lives, and yet we have days when we feel like crap. Some days are better than others. And somedays are so crappy that it's hard to remember that things will turn around and we'll feel better. All the great days and challenging days are temporary. 

 

I realize that I don't know w the exact problem you are dealing with, and I can't fix or solve the problems. But, I can help you shift your mood. So, on today's episode of Apothecary Wisdom, I will share 25 simple tools that you can use immediately to improve your mood and your perspective.  

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Winter Qigong- Embrace the Yin

Winter Qigong- Embrace the Yin
According to The Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, winter is the extreme yin season. Each season has its unique set of qualities and attributes. Winter is associated with the internal organs; the kidneys, bladder, and adrenal glands. The colors are black/blue. The element is water. The sound is chui. Each organ holds emotions. The kidneys have the capacity to hold the spectrum of emotion. An imbalanced kidney or deficient kidney Qi holds fear, depression, paranoia. Balanced kidneys hold wisdom, awareness, and courage.
 
 
The practice of qigong in winter helps us fortify our will power and creativity so we can face our fears and raise our spirit.
 
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Self Mastery How to Navigate Intense Emotions. No Mud. No Lotus.

Self Mastery How to Navigate Intense Emotions.  No Mud. No Lotus.
Wow! Here we are, 2020, in the middle of a global pandemic! Lots of us are experiencing waves of intense emotions and are looking for ways to stay centered in these extraordinary times of uncertainty.  Continue reading