February 2017 - Regeneration

Rosemary cleanses your mind and your air space - rejuvenate your memory centers with Memory Balm. 
Featured herb profile: Calendula Flower  Calendula officinalis

Featured herb profile: Calendula Flower Calendula officinalis

We are nearing the end of the Winter season and preparing to revive ourselves for the coming Spring...so dive into this month's theme of Regeneration! Explore the nerve regenerating and delicious culinary properties of locally grown Lion's Mane Mushroom. Then open your nasal passages and stimulate your memory centers with a Terra Luna nasal steam and Memory Skin Balm. Next, try your hand at starting your own herb garden with Calendula Flower seeds and cleanse your space, as well as your mind, with a Sage and Rosemary smudge stick. 

Smudge sticks, in one form or another, have been used for centuries in purification and cleansing rituals. Sage and Rosemary pair perfectly to offer a powerful and soothing smoke that brings balance and purity to any space.  
Garden Sage and Rosemary smudge sticks

Garden Sage and Rosemary smudge sticks

Local Collaboration: Mycopolitan Mushroom Farm

Featured mushroom profile: Lion's Mane Hericium erinaceus is an incredible nerve stimulating and regenerating natural substance. Prized for memory enhancement and boosting overall cognitive function. Studies have shown that daily (or frequent) cunsumption of Lion's Mane improves general stress, anxiety, and depression, while touting "neuroregenerative" effects. That is, consuming the mushroom over time strengthens, tonifies, repairs, and improves function of the nerves in your body. In general, Lion's Mane has notable and unmistakably improves cognitive capacity and memory in humans and animals. It contains molecules known as hericenones and erinacines, two compounds suspected to stimulate nerve growth factor (NGF.) NGF is a protein necessary for nerve cells that send information to the brain to function properly. Lack of NGF is considered a cause of certain neurological problems such as Alzheimer's and dementia. 


The Terra Luna Nasal Steam

Further reading about Calendula from one of my favorite herbalists! 


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