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by ItalianBee
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Wise Woman Classroom
Topic: adaptogens
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: adaptogens

It's so strange to read about "too many chanterelles"! I grew up with parents who gathered mushrooms (for food as opposed to medicinal value), and chanterelles were everybody's favourite, but there were never enough of them and the season was short. They were the only ones I ever got confi...
by ItalianBee
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Talking Stick
Topic: Essential oil usage
Replies: 8
Views: 6044

Re: Essential oil usage

I feel that they are being over used and used by many people for a "quick and easy fix" to a problem. I personally fine them to be more irritating than useful with a few exceptions. i do like a few drops of lavender and frankincense in my bath. I prefer infused oils. I agree - but I will ...
by ItalianBee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Arnica
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Re: Arnica

I use Arnica oil in combination with Epsom salts. I find it a very potent combination. Epsom doesn't dissolve in oil though. I made an epsom/arnica ointment and it was difficult to get it to blend. It needs to be used on moistened skin. Do you mean that you rub the epsom salts on your moistened ski...
by ItalianBee
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Splinter: will it work its way out, or should I force it?
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Re: Splinter: will it work its way out, or should I force it?

I have had splinters that worked their way out, but on the other hand I might worry about infection if you leave it in there. And my mother always used a needle, which she held over a flame to sterilise - she said that pins might be partly composed of brass, which was not good to prick yourself with...
by ItalianBee
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: The Talking Stick
Topic: Relationship with Mother
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

Re: Relationship with Mother

My mother and I no longer speak. It's a long story, but I had to cut ties for my own mental health as well as for the safety of my son. My question is, how can I move past this? Every holiday or birthday makes me shudder at the prospect of having of talking to her. Sometimes people need to cut ties...
by ItalianBee
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Hot Infusions-Cold Infusions
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Hot Infusions-Cold Infusions

Well, silly me. I have the Bairacli Levy book too, but it's been too long since I've been looking at my books for new ideas - I've just been doing what I'm used to. So, time to go back and learn some new techniques.
by ItalianBee
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Hot Infusions-Cold Infusions
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Hot Infusions-Cold Infusions

I haven't made cold infusions and I have James Green's book! So I am surprised. I have generally prepared burdock and nettle with vinegar in any case (part of my daily tonic).

So this tells me I need to go back and have another tug at that book. Thanks!
by ItalianBee
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: post menapause bleeding
Replies: 10
Views: 5893

Re: post menapause bleeding

Thanks for the update! It sounds as if it went OK overall and I hope the bleeding stops. I found these definitions for a fibroid and a cyst: Fibroids, also known as uterine myomas, leiomyomas, or fibromas, are firm, compact tumors that are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue th...
by ItalianBee
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Tea
Replies: 5
Views: 2640

Re: Tea

That probably depends on the herb. But people do make "sun tea" without boiling water, so it might work. I know that I prefer to pour the water over the herb rather than dunk the herb, because it brings out the taste better in my opinion (the extra pressure of the water on the herb). But a...
by ItalianBee
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Electric impulse feeling in feet and legs
Replies: 2
Views: 2357

Re: Electric impulse feeling in feet and legs

Have you looked into any kind of physical therapy? Beside the acupuncture, I mean. Just a thought.

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