Herbs of the Full Moon

We plant by the moon, pick, and make medicine by the moon.  The moon calls the tides of our earth’s waters and our own individual tides.  Just as some herbs are more suited to organs in the body they also correspond to the planets which orbit our the greater body of our earth.

JASMINE Jasminum officinale: Jasmine is a flower of love of both spiritual and physical manifestation.  An aphrodisiac, Jasmine is also said to attract the good will of prosperity to those who wear it.  In tea blends, it adds a calming element.  The white of the Jasmine flower is what connects it to the full moon as well as the fact that the flower blooms only at night.

ANISE Pimpenella anisum: A common and delicious spice for the kitchen, Anise is antispasmodic, antiseptic, and sopoforic, relieving gas pains and cramps.  Anise brings harmony between those who ingest it and protects from terrifying dreams.  Like Jasmine, it mingles the powers of our physical and spiritual needs for love, helping to dissipate the illusion that they are separate in the first place.

PAU D’ARCO Tabebuia impetiginosa: Legend has it that when the Vikings first came to South America and saw the Pau D’arco plant and its unusual color they said that it must have come from the moon!  A powerfully healing plant, Pau D’arco is used to treat colds, tropical diseases such as malaria, psoriasis, and is generally strengthening to the body.

In honor of the silver orb who returns to us fully crowned cycle after cycle, we’ll have a 10% off, one-day-only mo(o)nthly discount on the full moon.  Redeem your coupon with the code “LUNACY” in our Etsy shop.  For this month, we’ll stretch the time of the coupon, allowing you to use it for the rest of today and tomorrow.  Enjoy!

Visit out S H O P to redeem your coupon!

A New Tea for Two!

We are proud to present the latest in our pregnancy and postpartum tea series: Sweet Nectar Milk Blend. A tea to support breastfeeding, Sweet Nectar Milk Blend combines of galactagogue, nutritious, and nervine herbs.  Sweet Nectar Milk Blend encourages the production of milk by stimulating milk flow, providing the body with nutrients, and calming and relaxing mama by supporting the nervous system.

For breast feeding success, we always encourage new families to seek advice and guidance for proper breastfeeding techniques from a midwife or lactation consultant.  Learning how to breastfeed correctly will be the first and biggest benefit to successfully breastfeeding.

Sweet Nectar Milk Blend includes:

FENNEL Foeniculum vulgare: A yummy galactagogue that has long been used in postpartum blends to encourage milk flow.

FENUGREEK Trigonella foenumgraecum: Another classic galactagogue, Fenugreek is also anti-inflammatory which can be very helpful to reduce any swelling or pain.

RASPBERRY LEAF Rubus idaeus: Full of vitamins and minerals to relax, strengthen and restore the body such as vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, it also increases colostrum in the milk when used during pregnancy.

NETTLES Urtica dioica: Nettles are full of iron, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B, calcium, just to name a few of this green beauty’s constituents.  Very nutritious, indeed!

LEMON BALM Melissa officinalis: Helps mamas adapt to change, alleviates frustration, and soothes the nerves.

ALFALFA Medicago sativa: Stimulates lactation and increases the quality of breast milk while providing vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, calcium, iron, and zinc.

CARAWAY Carum carvi: A galactagogue that also provides calcium and iron to the body.

ANISE Pimpinella anisum: Another galactagogue, Anise is also said to promote youthfulness and prevent nightmares.  Lovely!

Visit our S H O P to purchase Sweet Nectar Milk Blend and our other pregnancy and postpartum series tea blends.