NOURISHING & REJUVENATIVE TEA
Ingredients: Island Grown Organic Blue Cornflower (Centaurea cyanis), Calendula Flower (Calendula officinalis), Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), Milky Oat Seed (Avena sativa), and Galiano Wild Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica)
Traditionally used to deeply nourish and warm the Spirit during the winter season, and transition into spring. This remedy stimulates the body systems to function optimally, preventing stagnation, and improving energy flow. Use with good intention as a tea ritual to assist in slowing down and going inward.
Dose: 1 teaspoon per cup of boiled water, steep for a minimum of 15 minutes, strain, and enjoy. Drink up to 3 cups daily or as needed.
Plant Medicine Details:
The plants that offer their medicine in this remedy were harvested from the garden on the ancestral and unceded traditional territory of the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples of Salt Spring Island, grown organically, and tended to in a community heart-centered way. The Nettle leaf was harvested from Galiano Island on the traditional territories of Penelakut, Hwlitsum, and Tsawwassen First Nations, and of other Hul’qumi’num-speaking peoples. Galiano Island is where I spent many of my formative years as a young adult in the wild forest, a place where I deepened into my connection with the plant Spirits and medicines, and where I still return to when I want to rest and reconnect with my community.
Cornflowers have strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-microbial properties which explain a part of their medicinal value. Taken as an herbal infusion, Cornflower helps in soothing stomach ulcers and speeds up the healing of mouth sores as well as bleeding gums. Stronger infusions of the flowers are used to treat urinary tract infections, detoxify the liver and ward off ailments such as cold and flu.
Calendula is therapeutic for swollen glands and lingering, unresolved infections. Cleansing the lymphatic glands and ducts, it lowers high enzyme counts from a damaged liver, soothes the digestive mucosa, and other mucous membranes, warms the stomach, drives heat to the periphery, thins fluids, and causes sweating in fever. Calendula promotes menstruation, and it is a traditional European peasant tonic taken to prevent sickness in winter to build immunity (Wood, 2008).
Lemon Balm adds a lemon scent and taste to the tea blend, offering its nerve-calming powers to assist in healing nervousness, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia.
Milky Oatseed is a very important nutrient-rich tonic for the nervous system depleted by stress, prolonged illness, sexual excesses, drug use, or protracted illness.
Nettle is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, so it is an excellent all-around nutritive tonic. Nettle acts on the protein pathways in the body, it reduces allergic reactions to proteins and eliminates mucous on membranes resulting from allergy. Nettle also helps with the digestion and absorption of protein. This medicine has a specific action as a trophorestorative, bringing back function to parts that have become paralyzed, atrophied, or functionally inactive; it may act through the proteinaceous genetic material, which carries the codes for bodily functions (Wood, 2008).
This tea remedy was created to gently support the body in its winter state, as well as its transition into spring. Tea rituals are for creating sacred space and time to prepare and take in the medicine as an act of self-love and care. When we take the time to deeply nourish ourselves, our minds can become calm, our bodies can relax, and our hearts open. When using this tea one can ask for what they are seeking from the Spirit of the medicines, as conscious beings who are assisting us in our healing, with gratitude given in return, and a pact to take care of our plant relatives. As with all tea medicine, when finished drinking, it should be returned back to the Earth with gratitude, either through the compost or on the land, to complete the cycle of healing in a good way.
Best Before: 16/12/2022
Size: 8 oz
Weight & Dimensions: 241g – 9cm x 8cm x 7cm
Number of Items in Stock: 9
Wood, M. (2008). The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants. North Atlantic Books.