Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tilia Flowers Harvest

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earthkitten said...

Hello! Just wondering what you use your Tilia for, primarily? I've got a large, lovely tree blooming right now, and I'm curious what others do with it.

Shamana Flora said...

Well since this is the first time i've harvested and made medicine from it, here is what i have learned so far.
it is a superior demulcent infusion. quite slimy in fact, and SOOOOOOOOOOOO delicious!
it is a lovely calming nervine, and a diaphoretic good for during a cold/flu. some use it to lower blood pressure, but i think it is a relaxant for the stressed out person with tension that causes high blood pressure.
mostly i just think it is lovely to drink and so moistening. it is lovely! fairy tea is how i'd describe it!

"The mother of us all, the oldest of us all, Hard, splendid as rock, Let the beauty you love, be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth"~ Rumi ~