Ingredients: Kootenay Grown Organic Calendula (Calendula officinalis) and Marshmallow Leaf & Flower (Althaea officinalis) infused in Local Organic & Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
Traditionally used to improve digestive function while remedying stomach irritation and upset, ulcers, hemorrhoids, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sluggish liver, inflammation of the digestive tract, over-acidity, low digestive enzyme production, dysentery, and constipation. Apple cider vinegar and honey provide nourishment and bring the medicines deeper into the tissues. Shake well and use with good intention. Refrigerate after opening to extend shelf life.
Adult Dose: 1-5 dropperfuls three times daily with water
Children’s Dose (Age 3-12): 5-20 drops three times daily with water
Plant Medicine Details:
The Marshmallow Leaf & Flower that make up this remedy was organically grown at Earth Temple Gardens on Ktunaxa (Kootenay) territory, with loving intention, care, and respect for the land and people. In purchasing this remedy for your health, you are also supporting local organic farmers who feed and nourish not only us, but the land as well. I made a special
road trip out to the Kootenays to visit the farm and friends, pick up the herbs, and take them home. It was a smoky time from the forest fires, plus a heatwave, with the windows down all the way, my nose, throat, and lungs were nourished with these herbs when I returned home. The Earth is so generous and gives us all of the medicine we need through every experience, I
am so grateful.
The Calendula flowers used in this remedy were handpicked after tending to them in the garden for the spring and summer season on Salt Spring Island. Calendula, also called Herbal Sunshine, is a native European plant that blooms throughout the entire summer, offering a beautiful orange and yellow glow across any garden space. The flowers were infused fresh
into the apple cider vinegar and honey.
Calendula medicine aids in the treatment of gum disease, stomach irritation, ulcers, hemorrhoids, mouth ulcers, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, soothing torn-up mucosa, as well as lending itself to improving a sluggish liver, high enzyme counts, and viral hepatitis (Wood, 2008).
Marshmallow is native to salt marshes along the ocean, inland waterways, and ditches in Europe, but is widely cultivated and naturalized in North America. The flowers, leaves, and roots of Marshmallow and many of its cousins have been used around the world as a source of mucilage that is moistening, soothing, anti-inflammatory, and softening. Marshmallow medicine is soothing and anti-inflammatory to the digestive tract, treating over-acidity, ulcers, low digestive enzyme production, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, and hemorrhoids (Wood, 2008).
Many people living in this modern world suffer from digestive issues, its prevalence is found to be a common occurrence in clinical practice. Much of my experience with this issue is central to food, and the quality and source that it comes from. The Elders that were a part of our food and medicine garden would share that the food we grew and prepared together was the only food that didn’t make them feel sick. In our Indigenous communities, food-related chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease, malnutrition, and obesity is a result of the colonial disruption of our traditional diets and access to food. The work to decolonize one’s diet is very challenging with barriers to accessibility and ongoing cultural genocide by colonial governments and corporate destruction of the land.
This medicinal remedy is a place that can initiate a person’s journey back to a healthy digestive environment within the body, so that we may create a healthy environment with the land, as a reflection of our body. Perhaps while working with this remedy one can put their bare feet on the ground and their hands in the dirt, to give and receive healing in a sacred exchange of reciprocity.
Best Before: 16/12/2022
Weight & Dimensions: 216g – 13.5cm x 5.5cm x 5cm
Number of Items in Stock: 4
Wood, M. (2008). The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants. North Atlantic Books.