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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: 603

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: 1779

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: 801

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: 801

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: 3603

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: 1458

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: 1300

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.
by ItalianBee
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Chrysanthemum Infusion ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1255

Re: Chrysanthemum Infusion ?

I haven't used chrysanthemum, so I did some googling - problem is that it isn't always clear whether the articles are using the word "infusion" to mean something stronger than tea, or just referring to the fact that the herb is steeped in hot water. And I haven't run across it in my books....
by ItalianBee
Sat May 27, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Meadowsweet NHI?
Replies: 4
Views: 2130

Re: Meadowsweet NHI?

I've used meadowsweet in a tincture with white willow bark, but maybe now I will try the infusion!
by ItalianBee
Sat May 27, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Announcements and Greetings
Topic: Seeking wise women in Washington State
Replies: 2
Views: 4441

Re: Seeking wise women in Washington State

Welcome Ksowers! Yes, we are pretty quiet here - I think Facebook has taken over the world, so for those of us who refuse to be on there, it is tough. I am across the country from you, sorry.... As far as education/certificates, though, I do know someone who just did a very long intense graduate pro...

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