Super Herb Tea

The Medicine Woman & Her Super Natural Abilities

A Medicine Woman was known in her community to have a special link to the spirit world and with this link was able  to utilize plants and herbs for medicinal healing.

Today we still hold these super natural powers to heal with our hands by creating in the kitchen.  Creating medicinal foods, potions, elixirs, tonics, teas, essential oils, body & skin care products  we become empowered to be Medicine Woman for our tribe/community/family.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to share two of my medicinal elixir creations.  I first created a medicinal hot tea to nourish the spirit, strengthen the immune system & give a feeling of satiety. Infusing a hot drink with a high quality oil such as coconut or pumpkin seed oil will give a feeling of satiety as well as nourish the cells. I created this drink with Gynostemma tea as the base for its ability to slow down aging & strengthen the body. I  mixed it with potent herbs like Bilberry, Self Heal, Chinese Goldthread, Guggul, Hyssop & Tumeric, Green coffee bean extract and Pine pollen. I had great intention as I hand crafted this infusion. It was highly effective and a potent beginning to a day of fun in Malibu and L.A.

I experienced other Medicine Men & Women through out LA that day as I visited Cafe Gratitude and the incredible gourmet raw foods. Just the intention alone that is put into the food here is profound in it’s effects on the body and aura. Blessing our food and clearing the karma from it can be a key to proper food assimilation.

Next was a trip to Beverly Hills Erewhon’s Tonic & Elixir Bar. The “Medicine Woman” (Annmarie) behind the bar whipped me up some Jing Ice Cream. I tell her she is a medicine woman because she truly is. Most people want her to create their drinks because she makes them so well. For me it has to do with her overall presence and seeing her innate super power!

Later in the day I wanted to stop at Dragon Herbs for a refill of Gynostemma tea as I mentioned above.  When I got there I had enough points at the store to get a free package of Gynostemma, a true abundant blessing of the day:)

Of course no trip to LA would be complete for me with out stopping by Juliano’s (Planet Raw)  gourmet raw restaurant. Since I began my journey of living foods back in Maryland I have always been a fan of this place. I remember the first time I came here about 9 or 10 years ago.   Juliano opened the restaurant simply to have a place to for himself to enjoy raw cuisine and then it turned into a high class gourmet restaurant. Medicinal seaweed salads, silica shakes, potent soups,  super sushi rolls and my favorite the herbal enzyme elixir are just some of the offerings here. The Ambience and music is always a huge plus & you can find Juliano at the restaurant most often!

The area of Malibu that I am staying in is nestled in the Canyon with spectacular views of the land and ocean. Malibu was home to the Chumash Indian Tribe for 4,000 years. This post is inspired by the natives whom hold a high presence here. I have been hiking a couple hours a day and am grateful to experience the majesty and inspiration from the natural surroundings.

Indians would use the herbal plants and berries from the area to incorporate in ritual ceremony celebrating life as a gift from the earth. As the super natural abilities of the medicine women or man were recognized they then were considered Shaman’s of their tribes. Shamans utilize songs, inherited formulas, & their own creations to cure diseases, control weather & see the future.

When I experienced my apprenticeship with my Shaman Elder in Missouri I camped out on her land and was able to witness this first hand.  She would utilize songs, ceremonies and her guides to orchestrate the events of the day.

As I mentioned this area of Malibu to Shaman Maggie she often says what high resonance it holds due to the Native’s that once lived here. The hikes I have found near the house I am staying have been absolutely incredible. The sage growing is quite medicinal in its ability to purify a space & provide inspiration for creating medicinal elixirs, teas & tonics.

Other infusions I have made here are nettle leaf and hibiscus tea allowing it to sit for 24-48 hours in the sunshine. I like this mixture because it softens the chlorophyll taste of the nettles and gives it a  tart essence with a deep red hue. This infusion gives an abundance of silica & vitamin c to the cells.

At the end of the day I made a homemade Coconut Kefir Water elixir infused with Goji Berry Powder & Wild Blueberries. I chose Blueberries for the anti-oxidant effects on the body, coconut kefir water for its ability to populate the stomach with friendly bacteria enlivening the bodies cells and goji berry powder to keep the eyes strong.  What a blend of synergy this elixir was.

As I write this post a light rain falls here in Malibu and the sun is peaking out. I am so grateful for what this area offers. One minute you can be in the beautiful canyons hiking connected to the ancient vibrations and the next you can be dining at your favorite gourmet raw restaurant.

Make yourself a yummy tea or dinner tonight with something local to your land. Or go out and harvest some fresh sage, dry it and then allow it to purify your space. Enjoy the subtle essence of the Super Natural World around you and give thanks for life.

Holding a High Vision for You & All!

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Harvesting Wild Blackberries & Sage with the Full Moon

Yesterday the full moon was very powerful. As some of you know I enjoy full moon ceremonies and rituals. Some of these rituals include brewing herbal teas out on the earth for a full 24 hour period when the moon is full.  This increases the energy of my herbal tea mixtures. I also feel it is powerful to put your larger crystals or geod’s under the full moon to recharge and clear them.

Each full moon brings a unique and dynamic experience and this one was truly magical. The day before the full moon a few friends and I went sage picking along the dirt trails here in Southern California. The senses are enlivened as you walk these dirt trails and experience the earthy essences of the herbs that grow wildly along the trails. Anise, Thyme, Sage are just some of the beautiful wild plants that grow in abundance here. As we enjoyed our walk and graciously received the sage offerings our hemp bags were full of moist sage branches.

The night of the full moon we gathered these dried out sage piles into smudge sticks and then wrapped hemp twine around the bundles to create beautiful hand harvested sage sticks.  Sage has been known to be a masculine herb increasing psychic awareness and promoting longevity in those that utilize it for medicine. It is also a wonderful herb for cleansing your home, yourself or other objects. Sage resonates with the air element and is ruled by the planet Jupiter. It is considered the herb of wisdom and can call in your spirit guides to assist you along your long and healthful existence here. 

As the evening of the full moon progressed myself and some wonderful friends gathered by a fire pit for a wonderful evening of music and singing. We had guitars, conga drums, a harmonica, wooden flute and the beautiful voices of the soul’s that came to gather.  The land where we held this beautiful full moon ceremony felt insulated by the clouds and the freshly watered earth  and trees that garnished the space. Lime, tangelo, banana, avocado and other fruit trees lined the property as we felt nourished by the magnificence of the sacred full moon.

Today, the day after this ceremony I felt a magical flow of energy with me. As I drove north up to Thousand Oaks from Orange County I was graced with a thunder storm as I neared the exit to my sister’s home here. A beautiful gift to receive a message from the sky and a cleansing of rain just like that of the sage stick, cleansing our aura’s and enlivening our inner senses.

After the fresh rain fell and I made my super food colostrum ice cream (see the ital kitchen for recipe) I went for a walk to find the blackberries going off all over the path!  I brought them home with me by the handful and cleaned them so everyone could share the fruits of the earth!

Thankful am I for this magical life.

Note: I look forward to the blue moon that will soon be upon us. The date of the blue moon is August 31st 2012, enjoy this rare event with a ritual, ceremony or just a simple evening brewing your favorite herbal tea. I think a wonderful mix of  sage and schizandra berries would be a fine brew for the blue moon!

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Wild Herb Sun Tea

Gotu Kula Herb
Wild Chuchuhuasi Bark
Stevia Leaf
Holy Basil
Alfalfa Leaf

Fill a 32 Ounce Glass Jar with equal amounts of each herb and then fill with pristine, living water.  Seal jar and allow to steep in the sun for several hours.

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