Thanks for requesting my friendship. It is such a nice feeling to be heard and recognized. I love your profile pic. I have a Wildlife Habitat and grew up in a “medical household”. My Dad was an herbalist, my Mom an Inhalation Therapist at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento, Ca. I’ve been studying and growing herbs as part of the 13 year old garden I carved out of this desolate desert I live in. I just got really invested when I myself became ill. Like anything one would ingest, herbs need to be introduced slowly and deliberately one at a time. I hate the “holistic retail movement” where everything is labeled “natural” and therefore we’re told each is needed. Well, arsenic is natural to the ground water, and all medicines come from nature. Where the H else to people think not only chemical meds come from, but every single thing in the world come originally from the Earth. One of my many beliefs is contained in a little book called “THE MASTER CLEANSE” by Stanley Burroughs. It was written way before everyone hopped on the clean the colin bandwagon. I see acne is one of your challenges. I had adult cystic acne for many years, ’till my hysterectomy. So, my acne was caused from the unbalance of hormones. There are so many causes, environmental to inside the body. It is one of the worst illnesses, as it is worn right there on our face for everyone to see & for us to see whenever we look at ourselves. I never ingest honey. But I believe it to be invaluable for masks. My oldest daughter suffers from it, and one of the many masks is so simple. Honey and cinnamon. Cinnamon has many beneficial uses as an aid to digestion and removing toxins from the body. Just make a mud like mix 1 part honey to 3 parts cinnamon. No need to worry about the exact measure, natural products aren’t always consistent. Apply and scrub, let dry for 5 ~ 10 minutes, rinse. Adding cinnamon to butter for toast, to the eggs for french toast etc., is a good digestive aid.
Now, if I could just figure out how to cure my own debilitating depression. It takes hours to shake it off every day. Once or twice a week I almost have peace & contentment for a couple hours. 10 years ago this person I am now did not exist. The reasons are another long letter, so, I will save it for next time. I hope you respond, please feel free to write more than the usually accepted 2 lines. I am a good listener. And a talker….. @china
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