Herbal Intimates Blend - A Closer Look

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Welcome to this informational post about our Herbal Intimates blend. We hope that after reading, you will have a new understanding and appreciation of this combination of herbs that we at Effervesce cherish so dearly. 


These herbs were selected specifically for their gentleness (safe for newborn babies and extreme sensitivities), as well as for properties of healing and restoration that have been relied upon in traditional herbal practices for thousands of years. 


Many herbs available for us to use share common benefits. So why include Chamomile, Rosemary, and Calendula in a blend together if they can all help ease a tummy ache? The reason for this is that each herb will work in its own specific way. Likewise, every body is different, and therefore it makes sense to apply different herbs used for a common purpose to reap maximum benefit in an individual body. 


The herbs in our Herbal Intimates blend have been used historically to soothe headaches, improve memory, ease aches pains of all sorts, alleviate redness, irritation and dryness of the skin, uplift the mood, and aid in restful sleep. The information listed below can be considered a teaser of herbal lore, intending to convey the spirit of each herb and offer some context of how it may have been appreciated and utilized by those who came before us. 

 

Small piles of colorful herbs arranged around a heart-shaped dish filled with these herbs

 

Rose: This familiar flower is known as a symbol of beauty, and also holds potent herbal powers. Believed to alleviate irritability, exhaustion, and feelings of gloom, the scent of the rose is used traditionally to ease the mind and uplift the spirit. Rose essence in the form of rose water or essential oil has been used to improve the condition of the skin.
Rosemary: The mind-clearer, headache-alleviator, memory enhancer, sense-quickener; Rosemary is soothing to the nervous system, supports nervous stomach aches, and clears the mind for sleep. Additionally, Rosemary is known to be soothing to the skin. Its traditional incorporation in weddings and funerals makes it a symbol of both unions and partings. 
Chamomile: Chamomile in the garden repels pests from the area, protecting nearby plants from infestation. It has also been observed to improve the health of ailing plants when transplanted nearby, thus earning it the affectionate nickname of “Plant’s Physician.” Chamomile is perhaps best known for its strong nervine properties, supporting pain management and inflammation by its ability to generally calm the body.
Calendula: Widely used not only for its regenerative properties in association with wound healing, Calendula flowers have also been used traditionally for the pleasure of color and flavor they impart to food. Topically the flowers can be used to support the healing of all manners of skin conditions and superficial wounds, such as sunburn, chapped/cracked areas, insect bites, and the like. Lore of these flowers varies through region and time, but is often associated with the life-giving energy of the sun.
Plantain: Not to be confused with the fruit of the same name, Plantain is a low-growing plant with broad leaves (sometimes referred to as “Broadleaf” for this reason). The plant flowers, but it is the broad leaves that are typically used for their beneficial properties of supporting healthy menstrual flow and the body’s ability to heal itself.

The herbal world is endlessly vast and there is always more to know, discover, and understand! Each of these special plants has a rich history of use that can fill pages of information. We at Effervesce hope this tidbit is useful and inspiring to you as you traverse your personal journey of natural living.


References:
- http://herbalgram.org
- The Master Book of Herbalism by Paul Beyerl


DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a replacement for medical advice or the care of a physician. Individuals with known allergies to daisies should be aware that Chamomile and Calendula are categorized in this family of plants.

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