Herbal Walks at Ceratonia
Last weekend we had our first seasonal Herbal walk at Ceratonia.
Getting immersed in Nature and experiencing the abundance of wild and planted Herbs. It is an inspiration to see so many wild herbs growing with so little rain.
Fills me with hope and sustainability that Ceratonia will always have tons of Medicine to support us all 💚
Plectranthus barbatus previously known as
of the Lamiaceae family.
This very strong bitter tasting herb that is high in essential oils is fabulous to cleanse the liver and gallbladder. Helps in skin complaints such as eczema and psoriasis. The vast amount of essential oils also link with the antibacterial and antiviral actions of the herb.
Works as a heart tonic and reduces high blood pressure. The alkaloid forskolin mainly found in the roots works on the circulatory system as well as stimulates thyroid function.
A big action of the herb is its ability to relax smooth muscles which help in many ailments including asthma and painful digestive and urinary complaints.
This plant has an affinity to the endocrine system which also links to its essential oil content. These powerful actions not only work with the thyroid but also the pancreas, the prostate and is a great energy boost 💚
Plectranthus is a global medicine and its medicine is known across the world including in Ayurveda, China, South American and Africa.
I have already found this herb to really support the process of shifting stuck states if that be physically or emotionally.
Light and Inspiration
As the Light increases at this Imbolc.
A time to work with our inner wisdom and trust our intuition. Observing the plants manifestation gives great Inspiration and Hope.