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Found in Stone Age sites, elderberry shrubs are one of the earliest plant companions of the human race. This is making it impossible for me to choose an example of elderflower’s reputation, so I’ll list a few fun ones: •Physicians used to tip their hats at elderflower in respect for its powers of good🎩 •If seen in a dream it meant illness was on the way 🍃 •The wood itself was used to make Jesus Christ’s cross🌳 •For hundreds of years, it was added to cheap port to make it look and taste more expensive, and eventually became illegal to grow in Portugal because the practice became too scandalous....until a sailor remarked that it was a great remedy for rheumatism. Doctors investigated the claim and began prescribing elderberry juice ports!🍻 MEDICINAL USE
The blooms of sweet elder were listed in the US Pharmacopoeia from 1831-1905. The flowers themselves act as a mild stimulant, carminative, & diaphoretic. 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
The berries, stems, leaves, & roots are all another story so we’ll talk about them when the berries come on in late summer/early fall!
For more info on harvesting the flowers & ways to use them:
check out our story👀
#elderflower #elderberry #plantpower #plantmedicine #plantbased #plantlove #indiananativeplant #sambucus #stimulant #carminative #diaphoretic #gowiththeFLŌ
We’ll be at @indieanahandicraftexchange until 8 tonight! 💓 come find us on the corner of 16th & Delaware!
Meet Mr. Mullein!
This stunning plant has been used for centuries to reduce symptoms of cough, cold, asthma, and more. Rich in mucilagens, this plant helps our own mucous membranes function properly. When this happens, balance is restored in the lungs, throat, & chest. (Another way to keep our mucous levels regulated is to avoid consuming dairy products, as milk-based products create an excess of mucous in our bodies in all the places we don’t want it.)
When the leaves of mullein are dried, they resemble this very light airy fluffy stuff that reminds me of insulation you’d see in your attic or something. As you can imagine it’s pretty fun to feel. 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
Come learn more about plants from me (Alana) & @baileylynnshannon this weekend at @garfieldparkfarmersmarket & @indieanahandicraftexchange !
See you there🎉
#mullein #plantpower #plantbased #plantfriend #asthma #lungs #cough #cold #respiratorysystem #mucilage #gowiththeFLŌ
It’s been a big plant party today at Flō’s workspace! 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
Getting ready for you at @garfieldparkfarmersmarket & @indieanahandicraftexchange this Saturday! 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
Then @indycm, Monumental Yoga, & Community Health Network next week! 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
We make everything in small batches, by hand, with love & as close to the date of each market as possible. This guarantees not only the quality, but the freshness, vitality, & aliveness that’s present in our love-filled blends. 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓
Thanks to all the amazing people who have contributed pieces of art and other materials to the workspace that make it feel so magical.
#plantlove #plantbased #plants #plantmedicine #apothecary #workshop #supportsmallbusiness #gowiththeFLŌ
So excited for the @indieanahandicraftexchange this year! See you Saturday! #supportlocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #gowiththeFLŌ
The way plant medicine is administered is just as important as the medicine itself. When we find a plant that soothes us, it works exponentially better with our bodies when we remember the nature of that plant. (Giving thanks to the plant=tons of extra credit). 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
For example: if your mind was racing all day long and you decided to drink some Damiana tea to relax it, quickly chugging the tea and tossing it to the side would surely help a *little*. But taking the time to intentionally pour the tea, remember what the plant is intended for, and to enjoy the magic of the plant during each sip would surely help a *lot*. 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
In my tea cabinet, I have a little note that says “intention=manifestation”. This is my reminder, not just for drinking tea, but for any action taken in life: what we intend is important. 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
Interacting with plants more intentionally paves a beautiful path for living our lives more intentionally. Maybe today, set an intention: How do you want to feel at the end of the day? Keep that in mind, let it center you, and notice where it leads you.
#plantpower #plantwisdom #plantmagic #plantmedicine #herbaltea #intention #manifest #intentionalliving #plantpower #gowiththeFLŌ
See you today! Anyone know the two plants in the photo? #gowiththeFLŌ
✅Able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed ✅Able to last or continue for a long time
With the growing popularity of natural products, it is more important than ever to be aware of where our sources are sourcing. 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
Perhaps we use a lavender lotion every night...where did that company acquire the lavender to make that lotion? How was the lavender grown? How many fossil fuels did it take to get to the U.S., to the factory to be made, to the store you bought it from? This can be daunting, when it’s challenging enough to find products that truly are safe & natural in the first place. ♻️♻️♻️♻️♻️♻️♻️♻️♻️
As consumers, every dollar we spend supports the type of world we want to live in. Maybe today, take a fresh look at how & what you consume. Where did it come from? Did it harm the environment in the process? How gentle of an impact did it have on the planet? 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
When more of us begin to apply this lens, ask these questions, and live according to these ethics: the shift we need on our planet will happen🤘
#sustainability #sustainable #local #pure #honest #gentle #earth #home #recycle #love #mothernature #gowiththeFLŌ