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herbal tincture, herbalism, tincture medicine, what is tincture -

Have you gone into the alternative health isle at your local coop or health food store? I am sure you've seen all those vitamins and supplements, right? And possibly you also noticed all those little dropper bottles of liquid, with herbal names? Those are "standardized" tinctures. In other words, liquid preparations made using the herb material (sometimes the leaves, sometimes the roots or the flowers), using either alcohol or vegetable glycerin as a carrier. Standardized means they are made in a lab and the amount of the active ingredient has been validated.   So what are they? Why do they...

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herb oils, herbal medicine, herbal oils, herbal salves, plant medicine -

Herbal oils are for a variety of uses. Once an oil has been infused with herbs, the properties of the herbs are in the oil and can be delivered directly to the skin.   Examples of Great Herbal Oils Chamomile flowers infused into oil are a wonderful ingredient in creams and lotions. They are soothing to the skin and help calm itching and dryness. Calendula flowers are another wonderful, calming ingredient. Basic salve made with Calendula is a wonderful product to prevent diaper rash! Willow Bark and/or Meadowsweet in oil makes a wonderful home version of "Aspercream", a topical with...

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calling card etiquette, history of calling cards, using calling cards, Victorian calling cards -

Early calling cards were created one at a time by a skilled penman. Each card displayed the bearer's name written in calligraphy with a bit of flourishing. Doves, wheat, and flowers were commonly added as ornamentation on these early cards. On each of these cards, the pen was held perfectly still while the card itself was rotated. This cherished and highly skilled craft of calligraphy and embellishment of that era is unsurpassed today. Very early calling card. Example of a calling card from 1840.   Calling cards were left at each persons home the individual went to visit, whether they...

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Celtic art, Celtic symbolism, maze patterns, spiral patterns, traditional Celtic art, zoomorphs -

by Marcel R. Dion and Alison Sheehan Dion, 2018   What we call Celtic art today is in large part the style and patterns first seen in the illuminated bibles of the middle ages. The patterns and styles used in those pages have come to represent the Celtic style. Artists today use similar patterns and symbols to decorate everything from fabrics and jewelry to carved stone work and leather goods.   If there was ever any meaning in the intricate knot patterns and spirals of the monks who illuminated the gospels, that meaning has been lost. There are many theories...

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cocktail recipes, drink recipes, Marcel's Syrups, Marvelous Mixes, new drinks -

Some of our favorite recipes for Marcel's Syrups - wonderful drinks created using a variety of ingredients and Marcel's Marvelous Mixes!

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