We find the most worthwhile actions will always be of benefit on many different levels. When we invest in these herbs we invest in our health, in traditional modes of living, we support herbalists, we support the wildcrafters and we ensure that the Old Ways endure for the next generation. This line of herbs and herbal teas supports an elder, a true wise woman and seer, a master herbalist and healer. These are either wildcrafted from her mountain cabin forest or the little field and garden for the traditional herb gardens grown in organic, mineral rich soil that is sensual and alive. She is a teacher, a healer, a writer and designer of gardens. A mother, a steward of mountains and valleys, we must support such work to ensure the seeds, flowers and trees continue to thrive and propagate. This is part of our Project Asgard for heritage seed banks, and breeding ancient lineage farm animals. Thank you for your purchase supporting ancestral herbs, folk medicine and ensuring heirloom varieties survive and are propagated.
Speedwell (Veronica officinalis) has a delicious flavor and many healing properties that find its traditional use as aiding urinary tract and bladder health. It is much hailed for drinking in aiding symptoms of cold and flu and also as a digestive aid and to boost appetite for the sick or those convalescing. An infusion of speedwell can be used as a wash for irritated or infected skin and as a gargle for mouth and throat sores. Recent studies have shown Speedwell tea may be an effective preventative treatment for stomach ulcers. Its regular drinking is said to maybe aid in boosting the metabolism and aid weightloss, speedwell may help the body get rid of toxins and alcohol and other unwanted substances. Some people use speedwell to increase the production of sweat which also helps eradicate unwanted toxins from the system. One can make an infusion that can be applied topically to the skin to help boost the skin’s general health and also to treat a range of common skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. The plant contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial compounds that are ideal for the skin and it is also used in herbal baths for a number of skin complaints.