Thursday, July 02, 2020



Bach for pets: separation anxiety, weakness from blood loss or illness

Bach for people: Choose when you are absorbed in memories of the past, feels homesick or nostalgic.



Bach for pets teaches mental liveliness & alertness, enthusiasm for life

Bach for people : Choose when you get the 'Monday morning' feeling, doubting there ability to face the day's work, lack strength. - "I don't think I can cope"




Bach for pets :builds self confidence & determination, for cowering submissive animals that may have been abused.

Bach for people ; Choose when you lack self-confidence and feels inferior, will not try because you expect to fail.


A small tree, larch grows to about 33 feet (10 meters) tall, with brownish bark, horizontal branches, and a thin crown. The leaves, deciduous needles, form fascicles of ten to twenty on short spur branches. The branches are long, very narrow, slender, and flexible, three-angled and blue-green. Before falling in early autumn they turn yellow. The twigs are long, stout, dull tan, and hairless, with many short stout spur twigs. Winter buds are small and round, about 1/2 inch (2 mm.) long and covered by many short, pointed, overlapping scales. Rounded, upright female cones measure 2/5 to 3/4 inch (1 to 1.5 cm.) long. Some of the tree's common names are Alaska larch, eastern larch, hackamatack, and tamarack.

The larch is found across northern North America.

Medicinal uses:
Larch bark tea is laxative, tonic, diuretic, alterative. It is useful in obstructions of the liver, rheumatism, jaundice, and some cutaneous diseases. (Grieve) She also reports the use of the leaves as a decoction for piles, haemoptysis, menorrhagia, diarrhea, and dysentery.

The inner bark, made into tea, is good for bleeding of any kind, hemorrhoids, excessive menstruation, and as a tonic to the liver and spleen. (Kloss) Tobe says to mix with spearmint, juniper, and horseradish in a bark decoction for liver and skin disorders, rheumatism, as a laxative, and externally for piles, itching, menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea.

Culinary use:
In the spring the buds can be eaten raw or cooked. They are quite sweet.

Larch arabinogalactan is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a food additive and fiber supplement. However, available scientific evidence does not support claims that larch bark is effective in treating cancer or any other disease in humans. Early laboratory evidence suggested that larch arabinogalactan may stimulate the immune system. However, a more recent study in mice contradicts this finding. Further studies are needed to identify other uses for larch in humans.

How is it promoted for use?

Proponents believe that larch can be used to treat bronchitis, colds, and other respiratory conditions. Arabinogalactan is promoted to stimulate the immune system and increase the effectiveness of some drugs, including chemotherapy medications. Some claim that the compound also inhibits the spread of cancer to the liver. Larch resin is recommended to be applied to the skin for wounds and scars.



Bach for pets :for irritable nervous animals, those that act & think too quickly, can also help pain.

Bach for people: Choose when you are impatient and easily irritated, have extreme mental tension, is unable to co-operate.


The herbs have an acrid, burning taste and act strongly as emetics, cathartics and diuretics, but are considered dangerous, their use having been termed 'wholly questionable.'


IMPATIENS CAPENSIS. North American woodland annual with distinctive orange-yellow pendant-like flowers. The juice or freshly crushed leaves are very effective for the treatment for poison ivy. When applied liberally to affected skin, jewelweed goes to work almost immediately to soothe and help to reduce the itchy rash caused by poison ivy?s irritant oils. The juice can be added to soap recipes to make very effective poison ivy-fighting soaps. Jewelweed often grows in the same area as poison ivy but why not grow a patch of jewelweed just to be sure? Prefers moist, shady locations with rich soil. Seeds require cold to germinate; best sown outdoors in autumn to come up in the spring. It reseeds itself, becoming more or less permanent over the years. Height: 1 m (3-4 ft.)




Milk Thistle

What is milk thistle? Milk thistle is a plant that contains silymarin, a substance that improves liver function. Originally from Europe, milk thistle now also grows in the United States. You can take milk thistle in capsules or as a tincture (combined with alcohol). It has been widely used in Europe and Germany, where it is a common complementary treatment for liver problems such as hepatitis and cirrhosis

Herbs associated with Mabon are Sage and Milk Thistle.

Milk Thistle- A Potent Liver Protector.  Ancient herbalists recognized the herb’s value as a liver tonic.  It was also used for jaundice, varicose veins, and kidney problems.    Today, Milk Thistle is used as a liver protector, used against hepatitis, mushroom poisoning, cirrhosis, drug-induced liver damage, toxin-induced liver damage and diabetes.  Parts used are the seeds. 

Magickal properties are:  An herb of protection and vitality. A bowlful placed in a room strengthens the spirits and renews vitality. One may be carried for added strength and energy. They offer protection when grown in the garden or carried in the pocket. Throwing them into a fire will deflect lightning away from your home. Wearing a garment made from thistle will break any spell. Poppets are also stuffed with thistle to break spells. Use in healing spells and for depression. It is said that when a man carries one he becomes a better lover. A method of calling spirits is to boil some thistle. After removing it from the heat, be seated next to the bowl and begin meditating. As the steam rises, so will your questions and their answers will be heard.


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