Brown Bear Herbs Herbalism & Tactics for Thriving Together

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Shero: Tina Price
Tina Price is the repair person for my cigarette making machine. In spite of being in the cigarette industry she has managed to be tobacco free for three years. That's strong will power! Tina is 5'2" with a smoker's voice. She has so many cool interests: crystals, mounted archery, and belly dance to name a few. The story below is my favorite Tina moment.
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Zea mays, corn silk photography by Rasbak
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Video: Corn Silk-Materia Medica
Corn silk has some really great benefits for bladder health including UTI's and bedwetting/urinary incontinence. I also like it as a support for people with corn sensitivities. If you have anaphylaxis from corn, I do not recommend corn silk. If you have an allergy to corn silk the antidote is gentian.  For more info on these types of herbal remedies, and more personalized look at healing, check out our herbal consultations Using traditional Western herbalism, and lifestyle adjustments, I will help you with your physical, emotional, and spiritual goals.
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angelica archangelica, by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz
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Video: Angelica Archangelica-Materia Medica
This video is about western Angelica, Angelica archangelica, found in our Angelica tincture.   This herb is favorite remedy for bruise first aid. It was historically used for addiction to tobacco and alcohol (and other substances). It is supportive to the liver, stimulates digestion, and is said to moderate blood pressure. Angelica is an herb with female affinities. It is helpful for some menstrual irregularities and has beautiful spiritual energies. Angelica is a strong herb. Use with care and moderation. Do not use during pregancy or nursing unless under the care of a very experienced herbalist who is very familiar with you and your child. Read about the related species, Dú Huó, 独活, Angelica Pubescens Radix, used in Chinese medicine in our Plant Meditation Club blog post, here. 
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Kirtan Kriya for Women--yoga for trauma
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Kirtan Kriya for Women--yoga for trauma
This exercise comes from the Yogi Bhajan lineage. It is said to be the best yoga meditation for women. In this exercise I define that as having female hormones (there is a gender neutral version with plenty of videos about it on youtube). I found this exercise to be hugely beneficial for recovery from PTSD. I recommend doing this exercise for 40 days consecutively.
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lady's mantle by Gerda Arendt
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Video: Lady's Mantle--Materia Medica
Lady's Mantle, or Alchemilla vulgaris, is a wonderful herb that has been used throughout time primarily for women's health issues. I will go over used that are universally applicable and then focus on its use in female reproductive health. Find Lady's Mantle in our Menstrual Bliss tea, when available.
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Lobelia inflata, in flower, photo by Cathie Bird
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Video: Lobelia, Materia Medica
This video is about Lobelia inflata. This herb is good for tobacco cessation, asthma, acute respiratory illness, asymetrical whiplash and headaches associated with that condition. Do not take during pregnancy. This herb may cause miscarriage but, is not a reliable herb for herbal abortion. Find this in our Take it Easy, herbal smoking blend.
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Yarrow leaf and flower, live plant, photograph by Alexa, wikicommons
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Video: Yarrow, Materia Medica
My top recommendation for your first aid kit: Yarrow! Yarrow is amazing for deep cuts (first aid!!!), fevers, clots/bruises, joint injuries (small associated clots, as well as hematomas), and energetic field healing--for all you healers out there that are feeling real sensitive. Read more about this herb here through our Plant Meditation Club. It is in our Astral in Body herbal smoking blend, which I talk about that towards the end--guess what? Did you know yarrow used to be a common beer ingredient and apparently it was a wild experience to drink??? The plant has mildly psychotropic properties.   
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