The Jagged Path
Wood Sorrel Tincture
Wood Sorrel Tincture
Medicinally, Wood Sorrell helps with mouth sores, sore throats, fevers, urinary tract infections, nausea, coughs, swellings, & inflammation.
Wood Sorrel is known to protect the liver from damage & to promote faster healing. Stomach issues such as ulcers & diarrhea can also be calmed by wood sorrel, & its antimicrobial compounds prevent wounds from becoming infected, & can speed up the healing process.
Wood Sorrel contains an impressive range of phytochemical constituents. The phenols & flavonoids help protect the liver from substances found in common pain & fever reducers. The Methanolic extracts have been shown to be as effective as common antidiarrhea aids. These principles are said to halt diarrhea by inhibiting the motility & secretions of the small intestine. Wood sorrel helps soothe ulcers by increasing mucus secretion & inhibiting the bacterial growth that cause them.
A tincture made from Wood Sorrel can be added to lotions for external application, used to soothe small wounds & skin irritations. It can also be mixed into a beverage of choice or a small amount of food to relieve ulcer pain.
Wood Sorrel’s high content in Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and vitamin E leads to its efficacy as a folk remedy for treating Scurvy. Many have reported that Sorrel enhances detoxification, boosts immune function, & reduces inflammation. Sorrel has been called one of the strongest antioxidant herbs we can use.
Please note, due to the oxalic acid, use with caution if you have gout, kidney stones, high blood pressure, rheumatism, arthritis or suffer from hyperacidity. High intake of oxalic acid inhibits the uptake of calcium.
Magical Associations: healing, health, spiritual healing, affection, joy, maternal tenderness **Planet: Venus *Associated Deities: Fairies, Elves, Woodland Spirits
The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies and through self-pollination, without flowers ever opening.
Sorrel is a moderately powerful magical herb that can be used in rituals & spells for home, hearth, family, & wellness.
Put a glass of water by the bedside with leaves & flowers for speedier recovery for yourself or ill family members. The leaves & flowers close at night, promoting restful sleep. Place a few flowers at the foot of baby's bed for comfort & relief from colic or discomfort, & restful sleep. Add tasty lemony leaves to meals for family members to promote togetherness & love. Dry leaves & ground to powder for sprinkling around the house for affection & family togetherness. Add to similar herbs for more powerful spells & rituals.
Add 10-30 drops to your tea, juice, water or directly into your mouth when needed, up to 4x a day.
To determine the correct dose for a child, you need to consider the size of the child, the ailment, the power of the herb you intend to use, and the adult dosage. Young's Rule for determining dosage uses the child's age divided by twelve plus the age.
[Age / (Age + 12)] x Recommended Adult Dose = Pediatric Dose
Do not use with kidney stones or in combination with commercial laxatives.
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