Join Mareena Dufault, Acupuncturist and owner of White Bear Medicine, and certified sound healing practitioner, Astaria, Light of Sound, for a unique healing blend of acupuncture and sound medicine at Heart & Hands Health Collective on
SUNDAY April 30th, 4:00 – 6:00pm.
This potent healing session will bring peace and clarity to all aspects of your being, whilst allowing your body to settle into a deeply relaxed state. Release all tension, anxiety, and stress and make space for more of what you truly desire.
If you’ve perused the front shelves of the
Heart & Hand’s lobby and been curious about some of the tinctures being sold, then you’ll know that it can be hard to choose! This month I want to give some words of description to one of my simplest and most dependable tinctures: The digestive elixir!
When you begin to learn about herbs for digestive health, you’ll be quick to notice that the list of digestive herbs looks a lot like your spice cabinet and your standard herbal teas (ex. chamomile and peppermint). Digestive issues are some of the most common ailments, and the herbs used to treat these ailments are some of the most well known herbs that many of us already have a relationship with. Virtually any spice in your cupboard has a digestion promoting quality to it, which is pretty neat. This particular digestive formula is made up of Fenugreek, Cardamom, Fennel and Citrus.
Most of the herbs in our spice cabinets, such as: turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, fenugreek, cardamom, fennel, thyme, and oregano, support our digestive system to be warm, moving and dryish. This means that formulas like my own are great for common indigestion that is characterized by bloating, gas, heaviness, bogginess and lack of appetite. There are, however, as many types of digestive ailments as there are people; some require moist demulcent herbs like marshmallow, or cool, bitter herbs; so do remember that one size does not fit all. For this reason, it can be a good idea to consult with you herbalist.
Jenny McCartney, Medical Herbalist
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