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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Echinacea Root

I caught a flu from a student who came to class with hers. I had wanted to send her home but I did not want to be rude. Anyway, I swabbed the insides of my nostrils with diluted tea tree oil and the flu went away before really taking hold in my nose.

Little Boy, unfortunately, has caught it from me. Just a few kisses and cuddles and voila... a sniffly Little Boy. I was tired last night and forgot to administer tea tree oil swab for him. And the flu has got a good grip. I went and dug up the flowering echinacea plant, chopped off the root ball, washed it clean and snipped off a mouthful for him to chew. I made sure I nuked the roots in the microwave for a bit. After all, I dug it up from the soil!!

Since I was at it, I decided to chew some too. It was a strange experience. It tasted bitter sweet at first and then my tongue started to tingle. Then my tongue got all numb. Google says that this is the sign of herb potency. I don't know if it helps because there were no immediate felt effects.

2 comments:

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Wow.. another new herb I discover. You really are a herbalist.. to me at least.. :)

petunialee said...

Quack! Quack! Quack!