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Schatzi Brimer, Santa Fe, NM
sbrimerartquilts@gmail.com
Honey, the Golden Elixir Honey has been called “Liquid Gold”, the “Nectar of the Gods” and “the Golden Elixir” and for good reason. Since ancient times, honey was used for medicinal purposes. As early as 2100 BC, honey’s use as an ointment and drug was recorded. Aristotle (384-322 BC) referred to honey as being a good salve for sore eyes and wounds. Today, honey is known to possess antimicrobial properties and aides in wound-healing. It is thought that honey also demonstrates anti-bacterial properties against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Honey may also suppress coughs, soothe burns, act as a sleep aid, boost immunity, treat dandruff and has anti-fungal properties. A remarkable substance, and it tastes good too! How sweet is that? NFS
Schatzi Brimer, Santa Fe, NM
sbrimerartquilts@gmail.com
Hollyhocks Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) flowers can be made into a medicinal tea. It may help to soothe mouth and throat inflammations and is believed to promote gastrointestinal, respiratory and urinary tract health. The leaves can be applied as a poultice for chapped skin, splinters, areas of painful inflammation and swellings. $475
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