Tea Substitute, Herbal Smoke, Tonic for Migraines, Anxiety, Nerves, Circulation
Today it is mostly used as an astringent, particularly in treating afflictions of the throat, mouth and gums. For this purpose you will most frequently find Wood Betony used as part of an herbal tea which is then used as a wash or gargle. Some studies have also shown that Wood Betony is quite helpful in lowering blood pressure, which also aids in treating headaches and anxiety.
From its origin, it was expanded upon by herbalists of the time, including the famed Gerard of the 1500`s. The herbalists of the time frequently spoke of Wood Betony with the highest praise, viewing it as a cure for dozens of ailments if not as an outright cure all.
The dried herb may also be smoked to relieve headache,
Often considered among the most important of Anglo-Saxon herbs, Wood Betony, or Stachys officinalis, was used widely of old in the creations of charms for amulets during the mid ages. These amulets were believed to ward off evil, and spirits,
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BLUE LOTUS SUN DRIED Nymphaea caerulea
THE SACRED LILY
Sun Dried Blue Lotus Fades out the pretty blue color but leaves a High Potency Smoking or Tea Quality Herb
When the ancients smoked or drank Blue Lotus after being soaked in water or wine, it was said it acted as an intoxicant.
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