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herbalhealing:

Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata)
Parts used: Leaves
Benefits: Pipsissewa comes from a Cree word meaning “to break into small pieces”; the herb breaks kidney stones into small pieces so they can be passed.  Also known as prince’s pine, pipsissewa is generally helpful for the urinary system and acts as both a diuretic and a urinary antiseptic with a gentle, mild action.  It also helps prevent and treats various degrees of prostatic irritation and the frequently accompanying cystis (bladder inflamation).  It acts by cleaning, toning, and soothing the irritation, restoring the organs to normalcy.  As a poultice, pipsissewa was used by native people to heal blisters, sores, and swellings and to relieve painful joints.
Suggested uses: Pipsissewa is generally made into a tea for urinary problems, though capsules and tinctures can also be used. 
At-risk warning: Pipsissewa is a small woodland plant with limited range in North America.  Habitat destruction and overharvesting by the herbal industry have taken a toll on this beautiful plant, and at this time, there is no large-scale cultivation of pipsissewa.  Do not collect the plant from the wild, and purchase only supplies that are clearly labeled organically cultivated.
Apr 20, 2014 / 53 notes

herbalhealing:

Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata)

Parts used: Leaves

Benefits: Pipsissewa comes from a Cree word meaning “to break into small pieces”; the herb breaks kidney stones into small pieces so they can be passed.  Also known as prince’s pine, pipsissewa is generally helpful for the urinary system and acts as both a diuretic and a urinary antiseptic with a gentle, mild action.  It also helps prevent and treats various degrees of prostatic irritation and the frequently accompanying cystis (bladder inflamation).  It acts by cleaning, toning, and soothing the irritation, restoring the organs to normalcy.  As a poultice, pipsissewa was used by native people to heal blisters, sores, and swellings and to relieve painful joints.

Suggested uses: Pipsissewa is generally made into a tea for urinary problems, though capsules and tinctures can also be used. 

At-risk warning: Pipsissewa is a small woodland plant with limited range in North America.  Habitat destruction and overharvesting by the herbal industry have taken a toll on this beautiful plant, and at this time, there is no large-scale cultivation of pipsissewa.  Do not collect the plant from the wild, and purchase only supplies that are clearly labeled organically cultivated.

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handmade toner, serum, hair oil and perfume. 
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Apr 20, 2014

handmade toner, serum, hair oil and perfume.

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Forest by Wilhelm Sasnal (2003)Oil on Canvas, 45 x 45cm (18 x 18in)
Apr 19, 2014 / 5,473 notes

Forest by Wilhelm Sasnal (2003)
Oil on Canvas, 45 x 45cm (18 x 18in)

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This lovely little flower is called Veronica. A fitting name, don’t you think!
I highly recommend staring into their mesmerizing violet striped and asymmetrical flowers.
Apr 19, 2014 / 19,084 notes

This lovely little flower is called Veronica. A fitting name, don’t you think!

I highly recommend staring into their mesmerizing violet striped and asymmetrical flowers.

(via persception)

does anyone else see a face in the hibiscus?
a plant spirit, perhaps?
Apr 18, 2014 / 2 notes

does anyone else see a face in the hibiscus?

a plant spirit, perhaps?

Apr 18, 2014 / 12,987 notes

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Ravenscourt Apothecary on Etsy
Apr 18, 2014 / 1 note

Ravenscourt Apothecary on Etsy

hand-harvested medicine. 
mint
rosebuds
lavender
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Apr 17, 2014 / 2 notes

hand-harvested medicine.

mint

rosebuds

lavender

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Mar 2, 2014 / 7,006 notes
saepphire:

❁

wild flower beauty
Mar 2, 2014 / 1,628 notes

saepphire:

wild flower beauty

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Mar 2, 2014 / 4 notes

1883 book on the Mississippi River.

An apartment in Florence, Italy.
Mar 1, 2014

An apartment in Florence, Italy.

Orange peel and mint tea, on Dandelion Revolution.
Tangerine peel / orange peel / peppermint / spearmint / juniper berries / elderberries
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Mar 1, 2014 / 5 notes

Orange peel and mint tea, on Dandelion Revolution.

Tangerine peel / orange peel / peppermint / spearmint / juniper berries / elderberries

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good4youherbals:

all the plant makeup shades ive made so far ♡
Feb 28, 2014 / 213 notes

good4youherbals:

all the plant makeup shades ive made so far ♡

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Spring cleaning, anyone?
Featuring: Dandelion / Calendula / Red Clover
Purify Tea by Kyra Botanica
Feb 28, 2014 / 104 notes

Spring cleaning, anyone?

Featuring: Dandelion / Calendula / Red Clover

Purify Tea by Kyra Botanica