This autumn is all about unconditional love. I’ve created three products that are designed to help lift the heart and wrap you in a big hug, reminding you that you are loved, held and appreciated. This tea blend highlights one my favorite herbs, Tulsi (aka Holy Basil), which is the great balancer, helping the body adapt to stressors of all kinds. So as your body comes into greater balance, the other herbs help to open and support the heart. Hawthorn strengthens the physical heart and helps to regulate blood pressure, as well as helping to soothe the emotional heart and bring a sense of open-hearted well-being. Damiana is often thought of as an aphrodisiac, but is also a powerful nervine, helping to soothe symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. It is really an herb to promote self-love.
So blessings on your dear heart. May you feel held in unconditional love and support.
tulsi, hawthorn leaf and flower, damiana, cinnamon, violet leaf and flower, rose petals
This infused vinegar is perfect for when the weather turns cold and our bodies need extra support to stay healthy in body and spirit. Tulsi (aka Holy Basil) is an incredible ally during times of stress, helping our body adapt, stay healthy and balanced. Tulsi is also an anti-bacterial, anti-viral immune supportive herb that has range of actions, supporting the lungs and regulating cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
The ruby red sweet and juicy rosehips from our own Rhode Island beaches are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, adding extra immune support. The hawthorn berries are freshly harvested from a friend’s tree and they, along with the rose petals, make this a lovely heart tonic. They support the physical and emotional heart, aiding in circulation and regulating blood pressure. Hawthorn even helps the heart recuperate from heart surgery or heart attack, and helps treat heart disease and weakness of the heart muscle. The raw apple cider vinegar has its own health benefits: normalizing blood sugar and cholesterol, aiding in digestion and elimination, and helping manage fatigue. A perfect autumn vinegar.
Start with 1 teaspoon per day either straight or mixed into water, juice or tea. Then gradually increase the amount you take each day until you are using 1-2 Tbsp. My favorite way to use this is as a morning wake-me-up. As soon as I get out of bed, I mix 1 Tbsp of infused vinegar into a quart of warm water with honey. We call it morning tea, and it is a great way to wake up your belly, hydrate your cells and break your nightly fast. You can also try sprinkling this on stir-fry, stews, salads, beans and grains.
tulsi, rosehips, rose petals, hawthorn berries in raw organic apple cider vinegar. All herbs used when fresh and harvested in RI with love.