Soothing Compress for Sore Eyes

Soothing Compress for Sore Eyes

    I’ve been working on my newest Sagewoman piece and I’m a little over my deadline, so I’ve been doing long hours. As a result my eyes are all bloodshot and scary. And they hurt like hell. I was gazing thoughtfully (or agonizingly, take your pick) in the mirror earlier and thought to myself that I should really do something about that. So I made a nice and soothing compress for my poor eyes. Just make a simple tea, my favorite is Elderflower, Rose petal and Mallow flower/leaf, but any number of soothing, anti-inflammatory herbs will work very nicely. Let steep and then strain well. Allow to cool to just warmer than room temperature. Dip a soft cloth of cotton, muslin or similar into the liquid. Wring out, fold into a rectangle big...

A Favorite Regimen for UTIs

My new favorite approach to acute UTIs is primarily based around Cranberries/Blueberries and Bee Balm (Monarda spp.) While I’ve messed with what seems like a thousand different variations on good UTI formulas including Uva Ursi/Manzanita, Horsetail, Yarrow, Echinacea, Cornsilk and so on, I’ve had inconsistent results. Recent experiences have given me very good results with this regimen, and I thought I’d share, since UTIs are so VERY unpleasant, as are the antibiotics regularly prescribed for them in mainstream medicine. I use Cranberry because it’s easily available to most people in either juice, whole berry or concentrate capsules. Close relative Blueberry is great too and has a similar effect, but is less irritating to the gut. Leaves...