Most of our blends were made for a specific person, intention, or to support someone with a specific ailment in mind. We encourage you to use the herbal infusions you get from Blueberryjams as an opportunity (or prompt) to get to know the plant medicines they contain. We recommend, like Rosemary Gladstar, that you learn about a plant from three different sources.
When using new herbs, verify that they are not counter-indicated with any existing medical issue/medications you are taking. Plant are complex. Start with small doses and listen to your body.
The information found here is intended for educational purposes and is not comprehensive. It is not meant to replace advice from your healthcare practitioners.
Preparing herbal infusions (basic quick method): To prepare an herbal infusion, take 1tsp per cup of water and/or 4-6 tbsp of dried herb to 1 quart of water, place in tea pot or glass jar. Boil water kettle or pot and pour boiled water over herbs. Cover with lid and let steep for 10 -15 mins. Infusion will keep in refrigerator between 24 to 48 hours.
Ingredients: milky oats, chamomile, roses, hawthorn, orange peel, linden & hibiscus
Blended for: Uplifting spirits, heart support, gentle relaxation
Other possibilities: digestive aid
Warnings: Linden interacts with how the drug lithium is processed in the body.
WOOD BETONY BREW
Ingredients: milky oats, wood betony, skullcap, tulsi, lavender, lemon balm.
Blended for: stress, migraines, trauma support & grounding
Other possibilities: nervous system support, digestive support
Ingredients: st-john’s wort/st-joan’s wort, eleuthero (siberian ginsend), chamomile, roses, passionflower, & mint.
Blended for: mental health support, trauma support, deep sleep
Other possibilities: digestive support, burn out, cognitive support, immune support, antiviral
Warnings: St-John’s Wort interacts with a lot of medications especially those processed in the liver. Also, internal use of St-John’s Wort make cause photosensitivity in some people.
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