My growing shelf of products during the Great Isolation of 2020.
I have a section of the top shelf, next to the Goddess Sarasvati, of tinctures mixed and ready to go out the door, into the pick-up box or the hands of Mike, my beloved mail carrier. They are created in order of the most common symptoms, and progression of rapidly replicating viral loads in humans. Also, one formula to maintain health while serving the public when one cannot isolate.
I have only learned ounces, so my weights are parts in ounces. Liters are mathematically easier, just not for my Covid-brain. I make a large quantity and dole it out as needed. You may include whichever adored powerful herbs you wish!
Protect & Activate No symptom Immune Tonic
8 ounces lasts 48 days. A quarter to half-teaspoon twice daily. 1 ounce lasting for 6 to 12 days per person.
9 Baical Skullcap Scutellaria baicalensis 9 Astragalus Astragalus Sininsus 3 Isatis Isatis indigotica 2 Licorice Glycyrrhiza glabra 2 Calendula Calendula officinalis 2 Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-grecum 3 Hawthorn Crataegus oxyacanthoides 2 Yarrow Achillia millefolium Add 1 part St. John’s wort Hypericum perforatum if not taking a SSRI prescription
Baical Skullcap is specific to fight Covid, Isatis, specific for flu and cold symptoms of the upper respiratory system, and glands. Rids of heat. Caution with pregnancy. Licorice, soothing demulcent for throat and digestion. Boy, I did notice massive digestive shifts in so many people over these years. Was it mass-consciousness, fear from all souls and soles walking the planet? Digestion breaks down under stress, right?! Astragalus for deep immune support, Calendula is a lymphatic drainer and anti-depressant, Fenugreek for kidney energy and digestive help, bonus, hormonal regulator. Hawthorn and Yarrow are both for blood thinning as well as heart and vessel protection. Remember? Yarrow is the female warrior standing behind to protect you! Yes please. Moves clotted blood safely, bonus, and is diaphoretic so breaks fevers.
Bod Builder Tea
¼ cup herbs in cold water, simmer 20 minutes. Strain, save herbs in a zip-lock bag in the freezer when cooled, and use once more.
Drink ¼ cup every 4 hours. Store in thermos or refrigerator. Make ice cubes if not drinking within 24 hours.
Not everyone can consume alcohol. This is a strongly flavored effective tea. You can add in other herbs as you wish and as are perfect for the client. Other demulcents to choose from are: Burdock, Fenugreek, Flax, Oats or Irish Moss. Other effective herbs are Lungwort, Olive leaf, Ashwaganda and Calendula. Couch grass root Elymus repens, yes. That’s why our animals nibble on that tenacious plant, it expels the hard mucus from within. Shall we be brought to our knees to graze? Are we listening to Nature? We certainly had delightful quiet when cars and planes no longer filled the air with noise and pollution. The frenetic energy quieted and we went inside and reevaluated how our lives were lived.
Flu Fighter Upper Respiratory Formula
1/2 tsp 3-5 times daily
9 Baical Skullcap Scutellaria baicalensis 8 Isatis Isatis indigotica 3 Usnea Usnea 3 Mullein leaf Verbascum thapsus 3 Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum 3 Licorice Glycyrrhiza glabra 3 Hyssop Hyssopus officianalis 2 Hawthorn Crataegus oxyacanthoides 1 Yarrow Achillia millefolium Add 1 part St. John’s wort Hypericum perforatum if not on a SSRI prescription.
“Flu Fighter” At first signs of upper respiratory system symptoms. Ah, Usnea. Those dangling tubes looking like tangled tresses, like bronchial tubes that when decocted suddenly begin looking like lungs respiring in the big pot, then add alcohol, shake and pray two weeks or so, or Sous Vide for instant gratification. Chinese Skullcap, Baical, of course. Mullein, our classic lung herb whose leaves look like a lung, cilia and all. Boneset for fevers to the bone. Licorice and Hyssop, both yummy respiratory and digestive supporters.
Hawthorn. Yes, give me a tall elegant tree’s leaves, flowers and berries to protect my heart with Rose family love and bioflavonoids. Maybe a thorn added in to prick the little invader. And Yarrow. You will note that not only do we have Covid-19 or whatever variant comes along herbs, we included blood thinners. Covid seems to target lungs and heart. Blood clots are not fun.
Full Breath Cough Syrup
½ teaspoon 3-5 times daily. 8 ounces will last roughly 4-6 days.
Full Breath Cough Syrup is called on if the infection drops into the lungs. You can add tinctures to honey or tincture the herbs in brandy and add an equal portion of honey. Honey is a classic medicine for the respiratory system and brings back the “Sweetness of Life”, Wild Cherry bark to expectorate phlegm from the lungs, Thyme is antiseptic, Chamomile is calming. Sweetleaf for burning sensations and water imbalances, Mullein Flowers is a demulcent. Elecampane, our classic remedy for lung congestion and excessive coughing. I now make most tinctures in Brandy. Rounder and more yummy than Vodka. This syrup was appreciated the most of from all those suffering with coughs.
Flu Fighter, The Big Guns
½ teaspoon 3-5 times a day. 1 ounce is a 2 – 4 Day Supply.
When the infection sinks into the lungs call on The Big Guns! Baical Skullcap, Isatis, Pleurisy Root for pulmonary edema and loosening more phlegm. Elecampane, Licorice, Boneset for pain deep to the bone, Mullein leaf, Hyssop, Hawthorn, Yarrow. St. John’s wort is a classic antiviral.
Australian Bush Essences ~ Fearless Flower Essence
Contains: Dog Rose, Grey Spider Flower, and Sturt Desert Pea 7 drops each in half brandy, half spring water, succuss 7 times by tapping the completed mixture on your palm to join the essences together.
7 drops before bed or twice daily.
For hands, door knobs, steering wheels and more.
4 ounces Isopropyl alcohol 4 ounces Witch Hazel 2 ounces Aloe Vera Juice 1 ounce Jojoba
120 drops of Essential oils: I chose these for their antiviral affect and delectable scent: Cedar, Rosemary, Ravensara, Niaouli, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Tea tree, less White and Red Thyme.
Margi’s Mouth Wash
Keep all of your orifices nice and clean and virus free. Mix these tinctures together and have a half teaspoon or so in a sip of water and gargle, especially into the gum lines.
1 ounce Calendula flowers 1 ounce Plantain 1 ounce Peppermint .5 ounce White Oak .5 ounce Spilanthes