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gembotanicals 15495@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> thank you!</p>
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Meadow Walker 15457@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Yes, they are toxic. Discard the tincture. Wash and rinse&nbsp;the containers&nbsp;seven times to make sure the residue has been removed.</p> <p> Many blessings to you, Daphna.</p> <p> Meadow Walker</p> <p> <a href="http://mysticalmagicalherbs.wordpress.com">http://mysticalmagicalherbs.wordpress.com</a></p>
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gembotanicals 15390@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Hello everyone!</p> <p> Hope you are all great :)</p> <p> I have a question about elder flower stems/stalks - are they toxic? I tinctured elder flowers without removing them from the stems, and not sure if I should discard the tincture!</p> <p> Thanks and many blessings,</p> <p> Daphna</p>
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wortsandcunning 3394@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Hiya, everyone,</p> <p> Sean Donahue posted on his blog <a href="http://greenmanramblings.blogspot.com/">Green Man Ramblings</a> some notes about herbs for grief and fear. It is, like most of his writings, quite wonderful and if you have time to check it out, it is insightful and useful.</p> <p> <a href="http://greenmanramblings.blogspot.com/2013/04/quick-notes-on-herbs-for-grief-and-fear.html">Quick Notes for Herbs for Grief and Fear</a></p> <p> Be well,<br /> Alexis</p>
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greenjourney 3392@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Ah, yes, I feel your sweet love, and I am so grateful for this caring circle! Steph, thank you being here with us &amp; for expressing so clearly the mix of emotions you feel. My heart goes out to you and I admire your courage. Many thanks for your wise words and helpful healing ways. I love your photo of star magnolia coming in to bloom!&nbsp;</p> <p> I&#039;m glad your sister &amp; niece had a change of plan on Monday, Kathi. This relief that our loved ones are safe is tempered with grief for those less fortunate. I feel the need for some borage courage on this fine morning. My borage plant is doing better than ever this spring!</p> <p> Love, Aline</p>
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stephzabel 3391@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> I am grateful for this discussion - thank you everyone for the wonderful reminders and herbal suggestions.</p> <p> Boston has been my adopted home for the past seven years - I truly love this city and it has been a great shock for such terrible events to happen so close to home. I was just on Boyleston St. - where the bombings occurred - last Friday and still have a hard time fathoming what happened. Like many others here I have experienced a strong range of emotions within the past day and a half - sorrow, grief, shock, confusion, anger, weariness, stress, worry, helplessness, overwhelm, pain.... We are all still moving through it, even though we return to our normal lives... I have to remind myself not to watch or read too much news and to take time to protect my sore heart. It is best to be with loved ones now, with animals, and of course, with the herbs.</p> <p> I wanted to say what has been helpful for me this week. When I first heard the news on Monday, after furiously calling all my dear ones to make sure they were okay, I went home and made some tea: linden, borage, violet, tulsi and hawthorn berry. I drank it with some friends as we watched the news, and though our hearts ached, we were comforted to be together and sip our tea.</p> <p> Last night I became very upset after reading the news before bed, so I made an infusion of oatstraw and linden. I slept deeply and actually over-slept this morning for the first time in a long time. Must have needed that.</p> <p> Burning sage has also been helpful - it makes me feel protected and fortified. It offers strength in dark times.</p> <p> Borage has also been a big one for me lately - a plant of joy and courage. I feel that in times of stress in can offer a lot - its medicine is deep and soothing, a wonderful nervine.</p> <p> Thank you for all your suggestions, lovely ones - schisandra is a wonderful idea for a time of trauma - I will brew some when I get home...</p> <p> Wishing you all peace in your hearts. The spring buds are emerging here, and hope and greeness will return to us again.</p>
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herbalrevolution 3390@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Aline, I am so happy to hear that your son is safe!&nbsp; My sister was planning on heading over to the finish line yesterday with her 1 1/2 year old daughter.&nbsp; She told my parents before they left to come back home to Maine from visiting her in Boston that she was thinking of spending the afternoon at the marathon.&nbsp; We were so very relieved to learn that she never made it down to the city.</p> <p> Kiki, I agree with what you are saying about the jaw and I too have found this to be the case.&nbsp; It was something that I noticed with in myself over the years, but once I became a massage therapist I started to notice it in others as well.&nbsp;</p> <p> Alexis, I love california poppy and make a lovely california poppy and lavender tincture that I use for sleep issues, I use it alone or with skullcap, fresh milky oats, sacred basil it all depends on the situation.&nbsp; I like to use it for pain, anxiousness as well.</p> <p> Skullcap though tends to be my go to for anxiousness as well as Motherwort if there are any changes in heart rate or blood pressure.</p> <p> Thanks everyone for sharing.</p> <p> Love to you all!</p> <p> xo</p> <p> Kathi</p>
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wortsandcunning 3389@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> I really like Valerian, too, for panic and anxiety attacks, especially when followed up with Skullcap (<em>Scutellaria lateriflora</em>), Tulsi, and Lavender (<em>Lavandula officinalis</em>). Thanks everyone, for continuing to share such wisdom on this thread...</p> <p> Have folks worked much with California Poppy (<em>Escholzia californica</em>)? I&#039;ve heard it compared to Passionflower in its uses and temperments, but I&#039;ve only begun to get to know this plant.</p> <p> Be well,<br /> Alexis</p>
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mayamade 3388@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Oh, Aline! I am so glad your kids are okay. They must still be very upset.</p>
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kiki 3387@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> So glad to hear that your son is ok Aline!!</p>
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greenjourney 3386@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Thanks for starting this good discussion, Alexis. It is really interesting to read everyone&#039;s trauma remedies and supportive therapies. My herbal allies for this heavy mood are St. John&#039;s Wort, Valerian, or Holy Basil prepared as teas. I &#039;m likely to add lemon balm or peppermint leaves for flavor. I personally find the dietary supplement L-Theanine (a deriviative of green tea) to be very calming whenever I&#039;m super anxious.&nbsp;</p> <p> Kathi, I was weeding the lemon balm yesterday when our son in Boston called to calm my fears as this news came in. He and another son just happened to be at the finish line the evening before. Let&#039;s breathe deeply and keep our hearts open to healing this hurt in our society.&nbsp;</p> <p> Love, Aline</p>
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kiki 3385@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Kathi,</p> <p> One thing that really popped out at me in your post was the attention to the jaw. I really find that area to be importantn to work with for assisting people&#039;s ability to &quot;digest&quot; all elements of life. It&#039;s hard to imagine taking in/receiving trauma but we have to let it in if we want to let it go.</p> <p> Thanks!</p>
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mayamade 3384@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Wow. I was going to suggest rose too. I have rose essential oil used as aromatherapy for such tragidies.</p>
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herbalrevolution 3383@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Here are some of the things that I like to use for a heavy heart.</p> <p> Roses: wear rose petals right on the skin over the heart all day long, smelling them I like to run the petals over my lips and face, take wild rose elixir until no longer needed and apply rose infused oil and give your self a massage with special attention to the temples, jaw, heart and abdomen.</p> <p> Infusions of oat straw or dried oat tops, lemon balm, sacre basil (tulsi) maybe some hawthorn berries, lindon and violet (heartease) passionflower and hibiscus</p> <p> Tinctures of fresh milky oats, lemon balm, motherwort, sacred basil (tulsi), violet (heartease) and maybe skullcap</p> <p> Forget me not flower essence</p> <p> Infused oils of rose, lemon balm, sacred basil, lavender, chamomile, violet, linden, etc.&nbsp; Use these oils to give yourself a full body massage, with some special attention to temples, jaw line, neck, heart, abdomen, hands and feet.</p> <p> If you have a garden go weed especially if you have a lemon balm patch, weeding the lemon balm is a great place to spend time for a heavy, wounded and angry heart.</p> <p> Sing, dance, howl, swim, go for a walk, visit a white pine tree, what ever it takes to bring a release, providing an outlet for the emotions to move.</p> <p> Much love and peace to Boston and to all that live in a places of violence and ignorance.</p> <p> xo</p> <p> Kathi</p> <p> <br /> &nbsp;</p>
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Meadow Walker 3382@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> I was also thinking about the terrible tragedy in Boston.&nbsp;I watched the news and my heart went out to the&nbsp;people who were injured and who have&nbsp;lost loved ones. The shock and trauma will be with them for quite sometime.</p> <p> I have suggested Siberian ginseng [ Elentherococcus senticosus] for people who are tired and run-down from daily stress. This herb is traditionally used to help build up energy levels during a recovery period from illness, surgery, injury or an emotional crisis. For sufferers of chronic fatigue, Siberian ginseng may prove beneficial when taken on a daily basis for up to a period of six weeks.</p> <p> Valerian [ Valeriana officinalis ] is a clinically proven herbal sedative. Quite a few clinical studies support valerian&#039;s reputation as a sedative herb. It helps insomia sufferers to fall asleep quicker and stay asleep through the night. Unlike over the counter sedatives, valerian very rarely produces side effects. Valerian is usually taken in capsule or dried root form. Valerian is not habit forming and works best when taken every night over a period of several weeks.</p> <p> I&nbsp; keep a small bottle of peppermint essential oil in my purse&nbsp;to promote&nbsp;clearer thinking. I sprinkle a drop or two on a&nbsp;hankerchief&nbsp; and hold it&nbsp;under my nose and breathe deeply. I also&nbsp;drink lemon balm tea for its calming effect.</p> <p> Blessings to all. Be well and prosper.</p> <p> Meadow Walker</p>
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kiki 3376@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Thank you so much for this post Alexis. Herbs are so amazingly supportive to us in each event/transition and learning process of our lives. Trauma is no different.&nbsp;</p> <p> I have found that the topical use of Frankinsence essential oil can have a very grounding and emotionally strenthening effect for those who are experience tragedy especially when there is loss of life or threatened loss of life.&nbsp;</p> <p> For emotional &quot;shock&quot; I like the astringent properties of Schizandra. It is like a gathering net that brings one back into their body.</p> <p> For &quot;aftershocks&quot; like anxiety attacks or insomnia, Calms Forte homeopathic is gently and profound (and a great choice for children).</p> <p> I am putting this discussion on the fb page and twitter feed, hopefully others will join in.&nbsp;</p> <p> Thanks again for the post and for your heartfelt thoughts and engagement.&nbsp;</p> <p> love, Kiki</p>
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wortsandcunning 3375@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Hiya, everyone,</p> <p> Given the recent events in Boston, I was reminded that I have wanted to start a community conversation about herbs in times of tragedy. In my own practice I work with lots of folks who are recovering from various levels of violence and trauma in their background, so I have certain herbs (including flower and gem essences) that I find myself reaching for often. In general, I reach for adaptogens (such as Tulsi <em>Ocimum sanctum</em>) and nervines (like Oats <em>Avena sativa</em>) for dealing with the impact of trauma. I think Bach&#039;s Rescue Remedy is an excellent in-the-moment aid and I usually keep a small bottle on me. The remedies I use range depending on the circumstances as well as when I use them, but Motherwort (<em>Leonurus cardiaca</em>), Elder Berry and Flower (<em>Sambucus nigra</em>), Ghost Pipe (<em>Monotropa uniflora</em>), Black Cohosh (<em>Cimicifuga racemosa</em>) have all been useful.</p> <p> For herbalists, street medics, birthworkers, social workers, and others who find themselves working on the edges, I always recommend knowing what plants are your allies - the ones who have your heart when things get really tough - and to develop a sacred relationship with them before the hard times come.</p> <p> What other herbs have folks used? I look forward to learning about other folk&#039;s herb allies and the way we support our communities when they are in pain.</p> <p> Be well,<br /> Alexis</p>
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mayamade 1940@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> on facebook and herbmentor (and other places i am sure) she was giving away recipes and a cold care one was one of the recipes.</p>
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wortsandcunning 1808@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Thanks, mayamade! &nbsp;Does Rosalee do work around the Roma cause and/or similar causes? &nbsp;</p> <p> P.S. On a side note, has anyone else noticed the strange additions to the tags for this and other forum threads? &nbsp;Like &quot;nike air max 2&quot;?&nbsp;</p>
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:37:47 +0000
mayamade 1113@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> i gave this like to rosalee de la foret, just so you all know. i think the thread explains everything much much better then i could. i hope that she has additional ideas for us.</p>
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:00:34 +0000
mayamade 703@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> hi boline! i don&#039;t think people know about the word gyped (or jewed) being racist. i totally agree, ignorance or not.&nbsp; the issue i have had is when you kindly and with great love point out to a person that the word they are suing is racist do they stop and consider how language effects people or do they call you a politcally correct word nazi.</p> <p> because one way the person is learning, as we all are, and the other the person is continuing a racist idea. and is no longer welcome in my life.</p>
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:19:27 +0000
wortsandcunning 702@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Thanks everyone for your kind words, support, and continued effort to create change!</p> <p> I am hopeful that as this conversation continues we can change the way we describe ourselves, our products, and our shops here on Poppy Swap (and out in the rest of the world). &nbsp;</p> <p> On another related note, with the premiere of &quot;My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding&quot; on TLC in the United States, I am planning on writing further articles on the use of the word &quot;Gypsy&quot; on other online platforms (<a href="http://wortsandcunning.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/the-g-word-honoring-the-roma/">like I have done on my blog</a>) in an effort to expand the understanding of Roma culture beyond skewed, ratings-driven, reality television. &nbsp;I encourage other folks to write here and other places about their experiences within the Roma community as well as their understanding of why &quot;Gypsy&quot; is an outdated and harmful.</p> <p> Again, thank you, everyone, and let&#039;s keep talking!</p> <p> All the best,<br /> Alexis</p>
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Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:35:36 +0000
Boline 699@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Thank you thank you thank you for this post. My son is part Roma and this subject is near and dear to my heart. It is surprising how many people do not know that the term is a racist one. It is innocent ignorance, but igorance all the same.</p> <p> As a chile, there was a Shel Silverstein poem that eventually was changed (&quot;Gypsy to &quot;Googy&quot;, whatever that means!) about how Roma steal children away from their parents. I am also always surprised that people don&#039;t know the term &quot;gyp&quot; (meaning to rip someone off) is from the word Gypsy and is also racist.</p>
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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:08:14 +0000
mayamade 689@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> this is an awesome article. thank you so much for posting it. i have seen cultural apporiation used, sometimes unwittingly, frequently and for a long time involving the roma people. this is something to think about involving how we use other names, and plants, that have historically been used by other cultures. thinking specifically of the indigenous peoples of the world.</p>
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Sun, 08 Apr 2012 12:35:31 +0000
kiki 673@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Alexis,&nbsp;</p> <p> Thank you so much for this post. We all need help at times to raise our awareness and collective consciousness to develop a more inclusive and peace producing world. Language is HUGE! Words have so much power and when we keep derogatory or racist language alive, even through innocence or ignorance, we reinforce systems of hate and potentially renew the experiences of pain and oppression.</p> <p> Thank you again for calling us into the light and encouraging discussion. I&#039;m going to repeat your final note here and hope that all who enter in the conversation can keep this at their center:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As a final note, I hope that any conversations that ensue from this post are from a place of compassion, willingness to learn, and understanding that words hold power so we should celebrate that gift and use them respectively.</p>
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Sun, 08 Apr 2012 11:13:44 +0000
wortsandcunning 672@http://community.poppyswap.com/forum/ <p> Hiya!</p> <p> Today is International Roma Day which celebrates Romani culture and contribution to society as well as raising awareness of the ongoing issues that the Romani people face throughout the world. As Poppy Swap sellers and buyers we have an opportunity to make our online, handcrafting community more inclusive, more kind, and more just by simply adjusting our language to honor a culture that many feel inspired by.&nbsp;</p> <p> The term &ldquo;Gypsy&rdquo; is a pejorative and offensive word used to describe the diverse population of people known as the Roma / Romani / Romany / Rroma, depending on local Roma dialect. Removing the word &quot;Gypsy&quot; from shop names, product descriptions, and profiles is an easy step to take.</p> <p> While many folks on view &ldquo;Gypsy&rdquo; as just another descriptive term to be used to sell items or describe a situation it is important to recognize that words are the framework that hold together institutional racism. Words and their connotations are necessary tools of oppression, so they do hurt, they do matter, and they are worth questioning and hopefully dismantling.</p> <p> As herbalists, especially those who practice Western herbalism, we have a particular responsibility to honor cultures that have perserved herbal knowledge through the centuries and that we now use today. &nbsp;In my practice and devotional work with our plant kindred, I have watched how we become more like the plants we work with and the plants become more like us in turn. &nbsp;So when there is a plant that plays particular importance within a culture or a remedy that is associated with a certain people, I pay attention to both the stories of the plants and of the people they are so closely intwined with. &nbsp;There are many plants and remedies associated with Romani culture, from the mythic Queen of Hungary Water to &quot;Gypsy&quot; cold cures featuring Peppermint, Yarrow, and Elder, many herbalists have not only heard about these remedies, but make them as well. &nbsp;What&#039;s more is that there is so much romanticizing that goes on about Romani culture and the Roma themselves, that learning historical Romani herbal remedies can be a hard thing to do, especially since Romani culture is beautifully diverse.</p> <p> Interested in learning more? I recommend the following article by Professor Ian Hancock. He is of Romani descent and writes about the history of the use of the word &ldquo;Gypsy&rdquo; and why it is a term that is offensive and oppressive to the Roma people.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/features/archive/2003/romani.html">What&#039;s In A Name?</a></p> <p> There are many more useful and appropriate words to use in place of &quot;Gypsy&quot; to describe shops, products, and livelihood, and I encourage folks to brainstorm below!</p> <p> As a final note, I hope that any conversations that ensue from this post are from a place of compassion, willingness to learn, and understanding that words hold power so we should celebrate that gift and use them respectively.</p> <p> All the best,<br /> Alexis</p>