[Herbalist] Monthly visitor

HL Fridhur Haralds ladyfridr at prodigy.net
Tue Apr 16 15:20:17 PDT 2002

Sioned -

This isn't exactly herbalism although it's plant derived.  I use an
aromatherapy remedy that is a "Painful Period" blend.  This is the formula:

basil - 10 drops
clary sage - 15 drops
eucalyptus - 10 drops
peppermint - 10 drops

Combine the oils in a small bottle.  They will blend synergistically.  Use
one or two drops in the palm of your hand and massage into your abdomen and
lower back if you're bothered by cramps there.  You may want to test for
sensitivity to the oils.  You can also mix the oils in a carrier oil -
almond oil, grapeseed oil, etc.  You can also use a few drops in your
bathwater.  The peppermint and eucalyptus oils are very cooling.  Clary Sage
is a traditional oil for women.  DO NOT USE IF YOU SUSPECT YOU ARE PREGNANT!

It has a very refreshing, somewhat medicinal smell.  I tend to associate the
smell with the pain relief it brings - probably something psychological in
there as well.  Easy to tuck into your basket at events.  I hope this is
helpful to you.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janece Suarez" <janece at suarez-turner.com>
To: <herbalist at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 4:47 PM
Subject: RE: [Herbalist] Monthly visitor

> Does anyone know of any remedies that the ladies used to utilize for
> monthly pain and cramping? I was thinking perhaps willow bark tea, but
> that's not something I keep, or can use easily. I can't take Tylenol at
> all, and so most common over the counter stuff (like Midol) is pretty
> much out of the question. Which got me started wondering what the ladies
> USED to do to resolve such things and if there was something that could
> be easily added to an herbal carry along basket for events.
> Thanks,
> Sioned
> Oz: Oh, no. Practice. See, our band's kinda moving towards this new
> sound where... we suck, so... practice.
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