One morning a month ago, I woke up earlier than usual and as has happened many times in my life, I felt a herb calling me, telling me to make a ‘Super Nervine’ mix. Now I hate to make treatments without knowing who I am making them for, and moderately confident that they’ll take every last drop too. You see, herbs even if they’re not expensive, my herbs, are precious. I care about every last little while I extract them, how I keep them, I love them, truly. So I hate making mixes if there’s a chance they won’t be used or won’t be used fully.
But I know better than to ignore a call from a herb telling me to do something so I made the mix.
Two hours later, my partner Uzzi, my own personal healer and herbalist extraordinaire, who took me through childbirth and recovery and so much more, with his herbs and his nutritional advice, died in his sleep.
I’m still too close to the incident to speak any more about it.
But there was this new mix I’d made, sitting right there, and I took it.
As Uzzi’s only known living relative, I was the one that had to do all that has to be done when someone dies suddenly like that.
I spent the day at a hospital, outside a post-mortem place, a morgue, and then a cremation place. From about 8 in the morning to 10.30pm in the night with a little child, I was called on to perform some excruciatingly difficult things like answer police questions and fill out any number of reports and forms.
That was all nothing compared to having to wait outside a morgue that stank (you can imagine what it stank of) for more than five hours with a little boy.
It was so hard to maintain a clear head, even to keep standing on my feet.
It was one difficult day. But I had this little bottle with me that I took a few drops from every 2 or 3 hours, and every time I did it was an instant help.
I just have to share it with you because it worked so well and everyone needs something like this at hand – you never know when you need it. You don’t need a HUGE tragedy for it to help you. I’ve used the recipe since that morning for others with great results.
In any situation where you need very very serious and immediate nervous support, this will help.
If something happens and you’re a family or a group of people, you put a few drops into a jug of water, or into the water cooler or somewhere you can dispense water from and have everyone drink it for some hours at least.
To make the treatment, what you need is a clean empty bottle (a dropper bottle is convenient, as is a spray bottle) of anything from an ounce to 4 ounces (25 – 100ml). You put in the herbal tinctures and fill the rest up with spring water, or distilled water, or tap water (this goes off in a day or two in warm weather if you don’t keep it refrigerated). I use colloidal silver water which is a great help as immune support in emergencies, especially when you’re in environments like hospitals where you’re exposed to antibiotic-resistant organisms.
Super Nervines for Nervous Support in Emergencies
Herbs to Deal with Shock, Terror, Fear & Dread
Yellow Jasmine, Aconite & Bach Flower Rescue remedy – 5 drops of each to 2-4 ounces (50-100ml) of water
Yellow Jasmine or Gelsemium, cools down a suddenly heated nervous system. It especially helps when there’s bleeding involved, or you or the person the treatment is for has a tendency to hemorrhage out of stress. Pregnant women, women who have just given birth, those who are recovering from a serious illness or injury, all especially could use Gelsemium.
Aconite brings down a high strung or semi-frozen terror-struck nervous system to calmer frequencies.
Bach Flower Rescue Remedy is made up of the energies of 4 flowers –
Star of Bethlehem, Rock Rose, Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Clematis. These are calming.
10 drops to an ounce or 50ml of water
Gotu Kola or Centella Asiatica is famous for being a brain and liver tonic. It works in this case by calming the organs down. So much of the stress of an emergency is relieved by the organs calming down and Gotu Kola makes that happen. Naturally that helps the brain which can deal with the situation on the outside instead of worrying that this organ or that organ needs help.
Scullcap – Scutellaria
Scullcap calms and relaxes the brain. You’re not likely to get hysterical or lose your cool about anything too quickly when you have Scullcap helping you. You feel a lot clearer about things almost immediately.
Scullcap’s your Grandad Angel with you just keeping everything calm and focusing on what has to be done.
Too much of it and it works like a sedative. You need just a very little of it – 10 drops to an ounce or 50 ml will do.
Mugwort – Artimisia Vulgaris
Mugwort’s got this amazing ability. Let me explain. At any given time we are in some stage of both sleep and being awake. Very few of us are a 100% of either asleep or awake. It’s how consciousness is, one state flows into the other.
So you might be 60% awake and 40% asleep or the other way around, or in some different combination of sleep and being awake.
Sometimes, and especially in stressful times, this ratio changes very quickly. For example we might go from 60% awake to 90% suddenly. Or go from 80% awake to 20% suddenly. Every time that happens, there’s a shift in the way we see and react to the situation we are facing and this can cause confusion, and even more stress.
Mugwort’s got the ability to stabilize things so we stay in a steady frequency for a longer period of time. We need that to do the little things – like filling out forms, catching a taxi and so on that we have to do no matter what has just happened or is happening in our lives.
20 drops of Mugwort to 50ml or an ounce of water is a good dose.
Herbs for Heart Support in Emergencies
That’s Cactus Grandiflora, and beneath is Hawthorn.
Cactus and Hawthorn (Cratageus) – 10 drops each to 50ml or 1 ounce of water
These two are super nervines because they support the heart in maintaining a steady, strong rhythm. The first effect of shock and stress is nearly always the rhythm of the heart which effects the frequency of the nervous system.
Keeping the heart energized, and stable, keeps the nervous system stable.
Herbs for Grounding, and to Prevent the effects of PTSD in the moment
That’s the Black Willow and beneath is, the Black Elder
Black Willow (Salix Nigra) and Black Elder (Sambucus Nigra) -10 drops each to 50ml or 1 ounce of water
Experience with tragedy is a very helpful thing, but often a moment of stress, is made worse by the effects of previous experiences we’ve had that left us traumatized. Post Traumatic Stress Disorders or PTSD can impair our judgment, make everything even more difficult than they already are and compound our feelings of being overwhelmed and so on.
These two beautiful strong trees, have all it takes to keep us grounded, focussed. The nutrition, and the energy.
They’re very different trees ofcourse other than having the same surname, and working so very well together – like brothers, I always feel, shoulder to shoulder when someone needs carrying through a difficult time.
You have to try them to understand what I’m saying. Strength, deep deep gut strength is what they lend in the moment.