While oral health starts with diet and hygiene, the type of products we use can make a huge difference in the health of our teeth and gums!
Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) is in full bloom here. It certainly brightens up the landscape! This is a plant I tincture, dry for tea, and infuse in body oil. Goldenrod is astringent, diaphoretic, vulnerary, and antimicrobial, and can be ingested or applied for a variety of ailments. There are many species, all are medicinal, though each species will have a slightly different scent, taste, and potency.
Knowledge is power, and education is key to herb safety. There are many credible sources for herbal education, books and articles and courses, that are easily accessible and often affordable, that can help you learn about plant identification, medicine preparation, and safety concerns and contraindications when working with and administering herbs
I believe in common sense. In using your best judgement. In real education, in real empowerment, and making educated decisions. Western medicine saves lives, there’s no arguing the fact. There is no shame in seeking professional medical attention when needed, that’s what medicine and doctors are there for. I’m all about natural medicine - I make it - but I also have the grace to accept when I don’t have something on hand or don’t know what I’m dealing with, and am thankful I have doctors to turn to when needed