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- "In The Belly" ~ A Cleansing + Purifying Imbolc Tincture
"In The Belly" ~ A Cleansing + Purifying Imbolc Tincture
Imbolc, the Gaelic festival on the wheel of the year calendar speaks of the
promise of spring, even as winter lingers. Its a wonderful time to begin an early spring cleanse and purification of the body. Imbolc literally translates to "In the belly" in old Irish.
In the belly of the Earth - the Goddess - an awakening is stirring. Think
of the goddess as if she is stretching her arms out wide as she stirs from
her cozy earth winter bed. It is time for the earth – and us, to rise and to
enliven from the winter dormancy and create life anew. It’s a time of The
Goddess who is pregnant with hope, light, love, rebirth and purification.
What is dead is reborn, and what is old becomes new.
The herbs in my Imbolc IN THE BELLY blend help this process to cleanse and enrich the blood, promote circulation and help spiritual awakening.
Orris Root, Angelica Root, Holy Basil, Chamomile + Hyssop in grain alcohol. Made in ceremony and infused with reiki and crystal energy.
Take 1 dropperful per day in water or tea for the first month of Imbolc season, which starts around February 1st in the Northern Hemisphere. But can be used anytime of the year cleansing and purifying calls out to you.
Many Imbolc Blessings to you all.
More info on each of the herbs in this formula:
Angelica – purification, enrich the blood, promote blood circulation
(awakening from winter!) Also relieves menopause symptoms, severe
menstrual pains, stomach & intestinal problems, including ulcers.
Holy Basil - One of the primary medicinal uses for basil is for its anti inflammatory
properties. This effect stems from eugenol, a volatile oil that blocks enzymes in the body that cause swelling. promotes purity and lightness in the body, cleansing the respiratory tract of toxins, and relieving digestive gas and bloating. Holy basil is a strong antiseptic against many kinds of disease-causing organisms, including bacteria, fungi, and parasites.
Orris Root (Iris) - Purification, wisdom
Used for “blood-purifying,” “gland-stimulating,” increasing kidney activity,
stimulating appetite and digestion, and increasing bile flow. It is
also used forheadache, toothache, muscle and joint pain, migraine,
constipation, bloating, diabetes, and skin diseases.
Hyssop - Promotes spiritual opening. Also used for cleansing and
purification. Lightens vibrations.
Chamomile - known as an herb of purification and protection