December 2015 Newsletter
December... Autumn to Winter...returning light...going within
In this issue...Celebrating Pine (Pinus strobus)...Treats from the Treatment Room...Unwinding recipes for holiday stress
WHITE PINE (Pinus strobus)

 If you happen to be walking Ryan Park on one of our balmy late autumn days, you just might find this little pine the herbal apprentices joyfully adopted. Decorated up in holiday finery, it stands tall and proud as one of the only plants available for us to forage during the cold winter months. And, oh by the way, our sweet little pine is nothing to pass by.

Locally, Eastern White Pine is the most abundant variety. In the US, there are roughly 36 different species of pines, all being medicinal and edible.  The needles are most commonly used to make a delicious tea. High in Vitamins C and A, this pine needle tea provides a great winter boost.  Native People taught early settlers how to use the pine. This lesson played an important part in preventing scurvy. Want to wow your holiday guests? Boil up some water, for each cup, infuse (after needles after boiling) roughtly 1 tbsp of cut up pine needles. It is light and delicious...and smells like a pine forest! 

In addition to the needles, both the inner bark and sap are valuable for medicinals. In the spring, the pine pollen (the golden nuisance which covers your car) provides a nutritive adaptogenic tonic. Considered a superfood, and can be helpful for boosting both endocrine and immune functions. Pretty good for that sweet, little pine!

Bless it next time you walk in the winter woods...

HOLIDAY SPECIAL IN THE TREATMENT ROOM!

Pamper those you love...and yourself with the gift of an organic facial or reflexology treatment.

BUY THREE TREATMENTS AS GIFTS, GET ONE FOR YOURSELF AT HALF PRICE

Call 401-369-4297 and arrange for pick up or mailing today!

HOW ARE YOU DEALING WITH HOLIDAY STRESS???

Couple of quick herbal helpers for you...

Take a Load off Fanny (in honor of The Band) Tea
1/2 oz chamomile
1/2 oz linden (lime blossom)
1/2 oz oatstraw
1/4 oz lemon balm

Mix herbs together and save in mason jar. For one cup infuse 1 tbsp in a tea ball into a cup of boiled water. 

OR

SAY AHHH...OATMEAL LAVENDER BATH

1/2 OZ OATS 
1/2 OZ LAVENDER FLOWERS
1/4 OZ WHITE CLAY (OR BAKING SODA)
1/4 OZ SEA SALT
SEVERAL DROPS OF LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

Grind oats in coffee grinder. Grind lavendar flowers. Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Take handful and add to bath water, put on some nice music, light a candle, and just say...ahhhhh


And in saying goodbye to 2015...it is with gratitude to...my Herbettes - Susan, Sue, Sue, Jessica, Patti, Pam, Pat, Margaret, Cindy and Erika - who have blessed me with the joy of sharing and watching them grow...my clients who have followed me down the road...and  the plant allies who have renewed their spirits in my heart. 

WISHING YOU ALL THE BLESSINGS OF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

AND MORE THAN ANYTHING

I WISH THE WORLD

PEACE

Susan

 UPCOMING EVENTS
 
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Susan Clements
Earth & Ocean Herbals and Wellness
North Kingstown, RI 
401-369-4297
susan.e.clements@gmail.com