This week my little Mabel was playing in the garden and she must have stepped on one of our sweet bees while playing. The pain subsided quite quickly but through the night she itched and hurt all night long. I woke to this puffy, red and sore little foot. Fortunately she is not allergic but just had a nasty reaction.
So I straight away set to work making a remedy for her.
I grated a potato and mixed it with some of our sweet honey. The potato helps draw things from the body, therefore drawing the poison from the sting out of her foot. The honey is such a sweet, soothing and healing elixir, making a perfect companion with the potato.
I had the privilege of doing a course with this amazing woman and she was passionate about the healing powers of the friendly potato and onion, so I grab for them at every chance and they prove themselves every time.
Swaddling her foot with a bandage and the potato and honey poultice working it's magic, she spent the day laying low and allowing her body to heal and I made the most of loving her up.
It is an amazing power for us to heal and heal others. We are gifted with the tools and the knowledge but at times we forget it, I am trying to remember to be resourceful and use the simple things available.
I believe that the woman has the power to give life and she also has tools of intuition to sense what is needed in a situation. Just as a mother wraps her child up in her arms and sees she needs a sleep, or a cuddle or a song, she can also knows the need to heal her child with a remedy available in her own home.
The sweet man who taught me a lot of my herbal medicine said 'women have an innate ability to heal and it is instinctual". I agree and believe this, we are equipped with all we need for our young and our loves, we just need to listen to within and trust ourselves. These are two hard things to do and even harder when we have opinions, advice and a medical system close at hand. With the medical world so available we are allowing this innate wisdom to fade and leave our own strengths in the hands of another and no one knows their own child like their mother and father.
This remedy has helped her so much, she is still itchy but it has reduced the swelling and she seems much less bothered by it and today has headed back to school.
The power of the onion and potato is quite outstanding. It may look a bit odd hanging out with a poultice but their benefits are quite astounding and worth it!
Happy healing xx