Posts tagged ‘Bee’

April 12, 2013

How to Treat a Bee Sting Naturally

Treating Ant, Bee Stings Naturally 

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Remove stinger if present. Baking soda neutralizes the formic acid of the sting. An acid and a base neutralize and balance each other. Formic acid is present in bee stings, ant bites and stinging nettle stings.

Peppermint essential oil will help ease pain and inflammation while providing antiseptic action along with baking soda to balance the ph level. Lavender and tea tree essential oil work well too.

Recipe:

Mix 2 drops of Peppermint, or Tea tree, Lavender essential oil

with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and enough water or witch hazel to form a paste.

You can add a bit of white clay if available, it help absorbs toxicity.

***If a bee sting allergy is present go to a hospital immediately, anaphylactic shock can be fatal.

Ants usually bite and don’t leave a stinger like a bee does, but if it does leave a stinger in, remove it as fast as you can no matter how! And then treat it with this baking soda recipe as fast as you can. It is important to remain calm. Put baking soda on right away while creating essential oil baking soda paste.

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April 12, 2013

How to Treat a Bee Sting Naturally

Treating Ant, Bee Stings Naturally 

???????????????????????????????

Remove stinger if present. Baking soda neutralizes the formic acid of the sting. An acid and a base neutralize and balance each other. Formic acid is present in bee stings, ant bites and stinging nettle stings.

Peppermint essential oil will help ease pain and inflammation while providing antiseptic action along with baking soda to balance the ph level. Lavender and tea tree essential oil work well too.

Recipe:

Mix 2 drops of Peppermint, or Tea tree, Lavender essential oil

with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and enough water or witch hazel to form a paste.

You can add a bit of white clay if available, it help absorbs toxicity.

***If a bee sting allergy is present go to a hospital immediately, anaphylactic shock can be fatal.

Ants usually bite and don’t leave a stinger like a bee does, but if it does leave a stinger in, remove it as fast as you can no matter how! And then treat it with this baking soda recipe as fast as you can. It is important to remain calm. Put baking soda on right away while creating essential oil baking soda paste.

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September 4, 2012

Wild Bergamot and Bee Balm Wildflowers Make Delicious Herbal Medicines

Bee-balm or Monarda is a beautiful wildflower native to North east North America. It is known for the popular beverage Natives call Oswego tea, and is also cooked in stews, and used to flavour salads. Being aromatic the essential oil makes great perfume and keeps insects and flies away.

Monarda fistulosa has beautiful tubular lavender-purple pinkish flowers.  The common name is known as Wild Bergamot, not to be confused with the citrus bergamot orange – Citrus bergamia L. used in EARL GREY tea, but it smells similar and is now sometimes combined. English Settlers that came to North America named it that because they thought it smelled just like earl grey tea and introduced it to England in 1744. Having a high geraniol content it smells like geranium flowers mixed with citrus and mint.

Monarda fistulosa<Monarda didyma has showy red flowers that smell like citrus and mint. The leaves make a wonderful tea dried or fresh. The common name is Bee-balm because it attracts bees, along with hummingbirds and butterflies. It is also called Scarlet bee-balm because of the colour of the flowers. The M. didyma species has a higher thymol content that makes it smell more like citrus thyme.

Monarda didyma

The stems are square with paired grey green leaves and rough on both sides. It prefers moist, light soil. Being a mint family member it likes some shade from the hot afternoon sun.  Use all Monarda species the same way. Enjoy!

Common Name  Bee balm/  Wild Bergamot
Latin Name  Monarda didyma (Bee balm) Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)
Family Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Parts Used Perennial- pick herb from spring until it flowers in July-August
Target Organs circulatory, digestion, respiratory, nerves, lymphatic, skin, urinary, reproductive
Common Uses Respiratory: infections, colds, flu, nasal congestion, coughs, fever, swollen lymph

Digestion: digestive catarrh, indigestion,  constipation, gas, bloating,

Urinary: UTI,  incontinence, infection

Female reproductive: spasms, cramps, PMS, balancing

Nervous system: relaxant, stress, depression

External: wounds, inflammation,

Properties antimicrobial, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic (digestive, general, respiratory, uterine,) antiviral, anxiolytic, appetite stimulant, astringent, warming carminative, cholagogue, circulatory stimulant, decongestant, diaphoretic, diuretic, digestive stimulant, stimulating emmenagogue, relaxing, secretolytic, stimulating expectorant, febrifuge,  nervine, rubefacient, relaxant, stomachic, tranquilizer, uterine relaxant, (neural, peripheral vasodilator), vulnerary
Constituents Essential Oil Yield: 0.4%-0.6%

Monoterpenes

Monoterpene  alcohols: geraniol 90% 

Phenol: thymol(found in M. didyma)50%

Cautions Mild remedy. Do not use during pregnancy or consult with a professional.
Dosage Tincture: 2-4ml                Tea: 2 tsp. infuse 5-10 minutes

 

March 7, 2012

BEE POLLEN (Flower Pollen) Superfood

Bee Pollen

I just had a spoon and had to share how amazing this is!

Bee pollen doesn’t need to be tinctured or put in a tea or cooked, it is eaten raw. So many actions come from the complex variety of tastes. The taste is a natural rollercoaster ride of different flavours that range from the sweet of honey, to salty and earthy, like the taste of flowers and roots. I almost want to guess which flowers and plants I am tasting. This is the original version of a vitamin that nature intended. Food of the Gods!

Bee pollen is really concentrated flower pollen that bees collect from the many flowers, herbs and trees that it visits in the process of gathering nectar, which bees turn into honey. Bees cross-pollinate and accumulate flower pollen on their bodies, which they shape into grains to feed the bee larvae. Propolis, honey and royal jelly are products of the hive produced by bees, which is different from bee pollen; it is not an animal product, but a botanical one.

Bee pollen is good for malnourished people who have malabsorption conditions, such as gluten allergy and anemia. It is good for treating chronic allergies and infections, where immune deficiency is present. It is a nutritious food that helps to rejuvenate, support and detoxify all systems.

Bee pollen is used as medicinal food all over the world. A super nutritive, an elixir of longevity and detoxifying food, it has more chemical constituents than any other botanical remedy, more than even micro-algae and nettles. It has a powerhouse of nutrition including ten amino acids, enzymes, minerals and every vitamin, nucleic acids, antibiotic substances and steroid hormones, but nutrition content will vary due to the fluctuations in nature. 

NUTRITION CONTENT:

18 proteins 35% (half in amino acid free form including 8 essentials)

16 minerals and trace minerals: (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, sulphur, chlorine, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, silica, selenium, molybdenum, boron, titanium)

16 vitamins: (B 1&2, C,D,E, K, B6, B12, biotin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, rutin, choline, inositol)

Enzymes and co-enzymes: (amylase, diastase, 24 oxidoreductases, 21 transferases, 33 hydrolases, 11 lyases, 5 isomerases, pepsin, trypsin)

Nucleic acids: (DNA & RNA)

Phytosterols: (estrogen and androgen)

Flavonoids, nucleosides, terpenes, glucose, xanthine, lecithin, lycopin, pentosane,

Saccharides 40%

Fats & oils 5%

Dosage: Dissolve the granules in your mouth. Take a few grains up to a teaspoon a day on an empty stomach.

Caution: Even though bee pollen use treats allergies, in some people it may cause allergic reaction. The inhaled version of pollen creates a different reaction than when ingested and being an immune tonic it will build up immunity to allergens. The doctor does the same thing when they inject allergy sufferers with small doses of allergens to build up a tolerance. Caution is advised!

Take a small dose at first: a couple of grains to ¼ teaspoon to start.

Bibliography:

The Energetics of Western Herbs: Vol. 1

Snow Lotus Press, Peter Holmes

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