April 2019 - Balance
The delicate balance of our physical and emotional needs can be easily thrown off kilter in today’s busy and stressful world. This month’s share can help bring your systems closer to harmony and perhaps bring the needs for balance to the front of your priority list.
BALANCE TEA, PEPPERMINT SPRITZ, LEMON BALM EXTRACT, MARSAU BOTANICALS SOAP
+Calendula Flower (Calendula officinalis) Cooling, soothing and anti-inflammatory to the gut. Especially helpful in Crohn’s + indigestion.
+Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare) Carminative and warming (stimulates digestion, reduces intestinal gas.
+Stinging Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica) Iron and Vitamin C rich, supports liver cleansing and Urinary Tract health (diuretic). Generally highly nutritive.
+Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita) Anti-oxidant, supports digestive function, refreshing taste.
+Tulsi (Rama) Leaf / Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) High in anti-oxidants and helps your body detox. All parts of the plant act as an adaptogen. (An adaptogen is natural substance that helps your body adapt to stress and promotes mental balance.) Considered a daily tonic for the body, mind, and spirit.
MONTHLY MAKER FEATURE: MARSAU BOTANICALS
Lemon Balm vinegar extract
This multi-functional herbal vinegar is a lovely reminder of the Spring season to come. Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) produces aromatic leaves that are antidepressant, antiviral, lightly sedative and generally lift the mood. Their medicine can aid in alleviating nervous tension, headaches, and upset stomach. Also supports the skin and gut with its carminative and digestive properties (helping the body successfully eliminate foods and gas.) It’s light, citrus taste not only makes this vinegar a pleasant daily medicine, but can also be added to culinary recipes as a general healthy ingredient. A general daily dosage if taken directly under the tongue (or diluted in water) would be 2 dropperfuls, 2x daily. If adding to your favorite Spring salad dressings or marinades, use as you would any culinary vinegar. Use this medicine to help balance out pesky tension or round out a delicious home cooked meal. The fresh Lemon Balm leaves used in this extraction are straight from the Terra Luna garden :-)