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by ItalianBee
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The Talking Stick
Topic: just alovley thing
Replies: 1
Views: 2593

Re: just alovley thing

Thank you, WhiteHorse, that was lovely. I will probably watch it over and over again.
by ItalianBee
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Cracked fingertips
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: Cracked fingertips

St. John's Wort to soothe the nerves in the finger tips. It's amazing how painful the cracks can be One thing I've been using is an oil I mixed up for a surgery scar last summer: St. John's Wort oil with a capsule of Vitamin E opened up into the small vial I made - so, about 1/4 Vitamin E. And I ju...
by ItalianBee
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Question about astragalus
Replies: 13
Views: 5024

Re: Question about astragalus

Hmm.... these articles all seem to be about astragalus root. I'm pretty familiar with how to use that and I love it, but I was wondering about the seeds.
by ItalianBee
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Cracked fingertips
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: Cracked fingertips

Actually it's only my left thumb that has developed deep cracks over the past couple of weeks. I haven't changed my diet or my activities, so I don't know what's causing it outside of my age and the cold New England winter air... but regular hand lotion doesn't touch it, and even my nice home-made ...
by ItalianBee
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Cracked fingertips
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: Cracked fingertips

Thanks, Lady A. I hadn't thought of making a salve of nettles! The problem has now moved to my right thumb.... so far the combination of keeping it covered and making sure to put some kind of lotion on it regularly, seems to have helped most. Hard to know, though. But I think nettle salve may be my ...
by ItalianBee
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Cracked fingertips
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Cracked fingertips

Actually it's only my left thumb that has developed deep cracks over the past couple of weeks. I haven't changed my diet or my activities, so I don't know what's causing it outside of my age and the cold New England winter air... but regular hand lotion doesn't touch it, and even my nice home-made l...
by ItalianBee
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: LINDEN
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Re: LINDEN

Linden-flower tea was what Proust dipped his famous memory-triggering madeleine in!
by ItalianBee
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Question about astragalus
Replies: 13
Views: 5024

Re: Question about astragalus

I just spent a couple of days with my sister, on whose land I have a small garden plot. I harvested my 4-year-old astragalus root (which was a triumph and a celebration!), and it is now hanging up to dry. That plant and the other younger astragalus plants are all covered with seed pods, so I hung u...
by ItalianBee
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Question about astragalus
Replies: 13
Views: 5024

Re: Question about astragalus

Thanks!
by ItalianBee
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Question about astragalus
Replies: 13
Views: 5024

Re: Question about astragalus

Thanks Lady A - what's the book that talked about the seeds?

I'll check out the article, but I'm pretty familiar with the roots and their uses.

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