måndag 30 november 2015

fredag 13 november 2015

The Medicinewheel - 4 Elementals Elixirs to work with in Ceremony

This is a series of elixirs ultimatly to be used through out a year to gather knowledge of the nature of life which may be perceived through the observation of the rythms of Nature.

                                         As above so below. As within so without.

This can be seen and experienced  simultaneously on a microcosmical as well as on a macrocosmical level in the life of plants, people or animals for example as well as the cycle of the seasons or the cycle of life (birth, death, rebirth). "The Great Everything" or Universe and one's own personal space or personal universe is intertwined in a greater weave of life. Initiatic medicine is when the vital force that is inherent in Nature itself, and the personal power within oneself which can enable one to become more whole or complete , merging and living in an organic unity. Through the spagyric process in which the elixirs have been prepared, separated into the philosophical principles of salt, sulphur and mercury , the body, soul and spirit of the plants , worked on separately and then recombined again to facilate a spiritual evolution to takes place within the person ingesting the spagyric , recreating the consciously assisted evolutionary life cycle of the plants. Revealing the secrets and virtues of the plants.

Alchemy is the gentle acceleration of growth through the use of the fire of nature. – Paracelsus

A suggestion is to take the elixirs seasonally, at the moment the element´s expression is at it´s peak facing the direction.
The transformation the plants have gone through takes place within the person ingesting the elixir.

Engage in a personal and universal daily ritual , full circle.
The elixirs can of course be taken just as one pleases as well when you feel the need for Freedom, Flow, Higher Flame or Groundedness. The titles and the keywords gives a key to what to be expected.


FREE spirit

Air * Spring * East

Verbascum thapsus / Mullein leaf and flower
Siderits Scardica / Olympus Tea
Lavandula / Lavender
Ballota Nigra /Black Horehound
Mentha piperita / Peppermint
Mentha X villosa / Moroccan Mint
Sambucus Nigra /Elderflower

Spagyric tincture

Hydrosol of Mentha X Vilosa
40 % organic alcohol and the purified mineral salts of the above mentioned plants.
All plants are organic, mostly wildcrafted, from my garden or from reliable sources.

Take 3-7 drops in a small amount of water or directly on the tongue with dropper.
If you take prescription medication, please consult your doctor before using.

Created in Ceremony when the moon was in aquarius and at Lammas when the moon was in gemini


Fire * Summer * South

Ocimum sanctum / Holy Basil
Hypericum perforatum /St Johns Wort
Eleutherococcus senticosus / Siberian Ginseng
Crateagus Oxycanthus /Hawthorn berry, leaf and flower
Lomatium Dissectum
Juniperus communis /Juniperberry
Zanthoxylum americanum / Prickly Ash
Salvia apiana /White sage

Spagyric tincture

Hydrosol of Hypericum Perforata
40 % organic alcohol and the purified mineral salts of the above mentioned plants.
All plants are organic, mostly wildcrafted, from my garden or from reliable sources.

Take 3-7 drops in a small amount of water or directly on the tongue with dropper.If you take prescription medication, please consult your doctor before using.

Created in Ceremony under the  blue moon in aquarius and at Mabon


Earth * Winter * North

Leonorus Cardiaca /Motherwort
Artemisia vulgaris /Mugwort
Angelica Archangelica /Angelicaroot
Rosa acicularis /Wild Rose
Crateagus Oxycanthus/ Hawthorn berry, leaf and flower
Thuja Plicata/ Western Red Cedar
Ganoderma lucidum/ Reishi mushroom

Spagyric tincture

 Hydrosol of Artemisa Vulgaris
40 % organic alcohol and the purified mineral salts of the above mentioned plants.
All plants are organic, mostly wildcrafted, from my garden or from reliable sources.

Take 3-7 drops in a small amount of water or directly on the tongue with dropper.If you take prescription medication, please consult your doctor before using.

Created in Ceremony under the full supermoon in pisces and bloodmoon in aries (supermoon and lunar eclipse)


Water * Autumn * West

Artemisia vulgaris /Mugwort
Alchemilla  vulgaris / Lady´s Mantle
Salix Alba /White Willow bark
Polypodium vulgare /Liquerice fern
Gallium Aparine / Cleavers

Spagyric tincture

Hydrosol of Gallium Aparine
40 % organic alcohol and the purified mineral salts of the above mentioned plants.
All plants are organic, mostly wildcrafted, from my garden or from reliable sources.

Take 3-7 drops in a small amount of water or directly on the tongue with dropper.
If you take prescription medication, please consult your doctor before using.

Created in Ceremony under the  full blue moon in capricorn and at lammas

To order contact me at : turtleok@hotmail.com

all 4 elementals in 10 ml bottles 400 kr + shipping

just one element 150 kr + shipping 

onsdag 11 november 2015


Way of the Heart Elixir

The heart is the meetingpoint of earth and heaven, the limit with the unlimitted. 
The heart unifies stability and flow and we need both. It is here we become whole and undivided. All our wisdom resides in our hearts and with an open heart we come into contact with the voice of our soul.

When the mind overrides the wisdom of the heart, taking center stage of our perception, an entire cascade of physiological and psychological/emotional shifts occur within our being that detract from our overall health and vitality. When we return to our hearts, we return to our source, connected to the rhythm of the body and the pulse of the vital force within us.

Open your heart. Open up for synchronicity, intuition and Heart based consciousness. 
One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

Spagyric tincture of:
Cacaobean, rosemary, lemonbalm, motherwort, verbena, cayennepepper, ginkgo biloba, hawthornberry, lindenflower and leaf.
Hydrosol of rosemarinus officinalis
40 % organic alcohol and the purified mineral salts of the above mentioned plants.All plants are organic, mostly wildcrafted, from my garden or from reliable sources.
Take 3-7 drops in a small amount of water or directly on the tongue with dropper. This formula is designed to be used regularly and long term for best results. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or take prescription medication, please consult your doctor before using.
Created in ceremony at Samhain with Lila and spirits and at the new moon in scorpio
10 ml bottle 150 kr + shipping

onsdag 4 november 2015

Ginkgo Biloba Spagyric Elixir

Making a new batch of Ginkgo Biloba spagyric tincture.
The leaves can be harvested in the summer months when they are green but are most medicinally potent in the fall season, just after they start to turn a yellow-gold color. According to Christopher Hobbs, in his book, "Ginkgo, Elixir of Youth", the best time to pick the leaves for highest concentration of flavonoid content is after the leaves turn yellow. The best time for highest ginkgolides and bilobalide content is in late summer just before the leaves begin to turn color.
I make alcohol tinctures of the leaves using them in both of these stages as the beginning of a spagyric tincture.

Ginkgo improves circulation, ameliorating the delivery of some nutrients that are needed; as well as, life giving oxygen to every cell including those of the brain. Its essence acts as a memory aid, a fatigue fighter slowly magnifying energy and reducing depression through phytochemicals, which  are beneficial to human health. It is a Nootropic. Nootropics improve mental functions such as: cognition, memory, intelligence, motivation, attention and concentration. In addition to this, it maintains a healthy regular heartbeat providing the body with cardiac stability; due to the fact that, it is constantly improving the blood flow in most organs and tissues, protecting the cells against oxidative damage from free radicals and blocking many of the development of cardiovascular, renal, respiratory and central nervous system disorders.
Oxygenates the body
Reduces depression
Enhances memory
Regulates the cardiovascular system

To order e-mail me at turtleok@hotmail.com

10 ml 150 kr + shipping
30 ml 250 kr + shipping

                                                                   Grandfather Ginkgo 

tisdag 27 oktober 2015

Ashwagandha Spagyric Elixir

Ashwagandha, one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing, has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, and is most well-known for its restorative benefits. In Sanskrit Ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” indicating that the herb imparts the vigor and strength of a stallion, and has traditionally been prescribed to help people strengthen their immune system after an illness and install vigour.
Belonging to the same family as the tomato. The Ashwagandha plant is a tall, straight plant with green or purple flowers and red fruit (winter cherry) .
Ashwagandha is used to tone, support, and revitalize bodily functions. It has been revered over time for its paradoxical dual capacity to energize and calm at the same time. Stress can cause fatigue, often manifesting as “hyper” signs like agitation and difficulty sleeping. By providing a nourishing, energizing effect, you can support a healthy nervous system. When the stress doesn’t impact the nervous system as strongly, the “hyper” signs will naturally resolve over time, allowing for a calming effect. This quality of Ashwagandha makes it an ally to use in the toning and rejuvenation process. In addition to its dual energizing/calming effect, Ashwagandha offers a number of benefits:
Supports a healthy immune system
Calms mental processes
Fosters healthy sleep patterns
Benefits a healthy reproductive system in both males and females
Sustains energy levels, strength, and vitality, including with physical activity
Supports healthy back and joints
Improves learning, memory, and reaction time
Reduces anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness
Helps reduce brain-cell degeneration
Offers anti-inflammatory benefits
Enhances sexual potency for both men and women
In Ayurveda, there are specific herbs with adaptogenic benefits, Ashwagandha is one of them. Adaptogens are substances (a combination of amino acids, vitamins, and herbs) that modulate your response to stress or a changing environment. Adaptogens help the body cope with external stresses such as toxins in the environment and internal stresses such as anxiety and insomnia.
I have prepared this Spagyric Tincture using organic Ashwagandha from a reliable source.
It contains the purified mineral salts of Ashwagandha which makes it a very potent remedy, much more than supplements which lacks the body of the plant- the salt principle.
In India pregnant women use it but in the West it is adviced not to use while pregnant.
Consult your doctor if you take medications or when pregnant.
10 ml 150 kr + shipping
30 ml 250 kr + shipping
I was calcinating Ashwagandha at the moment of full moon in Taurus , at sunrise. This is the first step in creating the mineral salt from the ashwagandha that has been macerating in alchohol for 40 days. Calcinating through fire and purified through water. Ashwagandha is a solar herb, lightening the inner sun.
It is one of my favorite herbs and I have seen it´s benefits in "burned-out" people. It works fast and it is truly a powerful and magical herb.
I also make a formula "Light in the Dark" that is good for "winterdepression" . Here I use Szechuan pepper as a driver and St Johns Wort and Skullcap in combination with Ashwagandha as a powerful combination. A merging of Chinese, Indian and Western herbalism.
You can read about it in one of the posts of this blog.

fredag 16 oktober 2015

Hydrosol of Rosmarinus officinalis

Oh Rosemary, i love you!
Distilling the last Rosemary of my garden. A Rosemary spagyric tincture is also available. You can read about it on the blog further down.
I offer Hydrosol of organic Rosmarinus officinalis
30 ml in a brown glass bottle with spray pump. 60 kr + shipping
Rosemary is a powerful antioxidant.
It stimulates the liver and gallbladder, promoting release of bile and aiding digestion.
It is also useful during a fast or cleanse to reduce hunger and aid detoxification. Add a teaspoon to a glass of water. It is delicious to cook with.
It is a mental and physical stimulant. It makes a good coffee substitute for those wanting to cut down on caffeine.
It is good for memory and dreamrecall.
I connect it with the crownchakra.
Avoid in cases of high bloodpreassure and the first trimester of pregnancy.

Preparing to distill Rosmarinus Officinalis, harvested at the solar hour this morning. Rosemary is a solar plant - lighening up the solarplexus moving up lightening up the heart and moving up lightening up the third eye and crown chakra with it´s magical fragrance and powerful memoryenhancing abilities.

Distilling Rosemary essential oil and hydrosol. The aroma is wonderful, more floral than the taste. A bit citrusy.

 Beautiful logo by Charlotte Koopman. 30 ml brown glass bottle with spraypump. 60 kr + shipping.
Contact me to order: turtleok@hotmail.com

torsdag 15 oktober 2015


My dear friend Charlotte Koopman created the beautiful logo for Alchemillas Apotek

onsdag 14 oktober 2015

Mentha Piperita & Mentha Villosa Hydrosol

MENTHA PIPERITA & MENTHA VILLOSA ( peppermint and maroccan mint) HYDROSOL

Aroma: Pungent, cool, refreshing

Undiluted the flavor is very strong, diluted it becomes softer, like a good herbal tea.
Try it in cooking, baking, or as a delicious beverage hot or cold.

Mint is most famous for it´s digestive , anti-infalmmatory and mind-stimulating properties.

Anti-inflammatory both internally and topically it can be used in treatments of stiff muscles, aches and pains, sprains and strains.
Added to HOT water it will have a COOLING effect.
Added to COLD water it will have a HEATING effect.
Alternating the two types of compresses is a most dramatic and profound treatment.

Mentally stimulating, mint is the wake-up water. Drink it in the morning to get your whole body going, including to the bathroom.

Spray on the face to revive during hot weather or during hot flashes.

Mint is an effective aid for concentration, when studying or writing, as it calms and cools the nerves while stimulating the brain.

30 ml in a brown glass bottle with a spraypump
60 kr + shipping

Grown organically in my garden.
Avoid with children younger than 3 years old.

fredag 9 oktober 2015


Wishing you a great Dies Veneris or "day of Venus" . I have a spagyric elixir in honour of Venus - it is about deepening our love, relationships, creativity , beauty, our Magnum Opus - Lifework. It contains Wild Rose, Yarrow, Vervain, Mint , Lady´s Mantle and Thyme. ( vild ros, rölleka, järnört, mynta, daggkåpa och timjan) 10 ml 150 kr + shipping . Prepared at Venusian hours and days in ceremony.

torsdag 8 oktober 2015

Infused Honey

Healing Heart Honey
organic honey carefully infused with herbs in a Bain Marie. (to 37 degrees celsius)
Hawthornberries, Motherwort, Blue Vervaine, Lemonbalm and Linden flower.
Take a spoon to sooth an aching heart.
106 ml
60 kr + shipping
contact me to order: turtleok@hotmail.com
organic herbs harvested in my garden and in the wild

Hjärtats Honung
Ekologisk honung varsamt (ca 37 grader) infuserad med örter i Marie Vattenbad.
Hagtornsbär, Hjärtstilla, Blå Järnört, Citronmeliss och Lindblommor. Ta en sked för att lindra hjärteångest. 
106 ml , 60 kr + frakt 
ekologiska örter odlade i min trädgård och plockade i den vilda naturen

tisdag 6 oktober 2015

Lavandula Angustifolia Hydrosol

Lavandula Angustifolia Hydrosol
Fragrance: floral and sweet, smells like honey and has a deeper base-like feel than the essential oil
Spray on skin, good for all types , also sensitive and delicate such as a baby´s

Good for:
Bug bites
Hot flashes, hot weather
on airplane to moisturize skin (good for legs and feet that become heavy on the plane)
Spray in the room to alter atmosphere!
Lavender is calming and cooling for body, mind and spirit
It has a “happy aroma” (Personally I feel a calm euphoria, like inner smiling)
Good mood
Calming, grounding - good for children (and adults) to wind down and sleep (spray on feet and temples before sleeping)
Add to oatmeal for a deeply cleansing and nourishing facemask
Use it to remove makeup and to prevent inflammation after shaving
I harvested this organic lavender in my own garden and
I distilled this hydrosol the 22:ond of july - the feastday of
St Mary Magdalene
It is a veritable balsam for the spirit, soul and body!
70 kr + shipping
50 ml brown glass bottle with spray pump

Thymus Vulgaris Hydrosol

Fragrance: Floral and sweet
Can be used for example in cases of:
Fungal infections
Herpes blisters as soon as they appear, it can prevent the outbreak
Teenage acne – spray on face , not just the acneic areas
(if it is used as an acne treatment I recomend to also take the Thyme spagyric tincture. Twice daily 7 drops in a little water alongside with the Hydrosoltreatment. )
It is nice to spray around you when you have a cold or flu.
Also to take one tablespoon in a glass of roomtemperature water internally.
For treating childhood colds and flu : half a teaspoon in a small glass of warm water . It boosts the immune system and help kill germs. Children usually like the taste.
Thyme Hydrosol is a good mouthwash for children prone to cavities : Take half a teaspoon diluted in a small glass of water and rinse after brushing teeth, twice daily.
It is nice to spray in the room.
It is also very nice to use thyme hydrosol in cooking.
This hydrosol was created during the Blue Moon in Aquarius, the 31:st of July.
It was organically grown in my garden.
50 ml in a brown glassbottle with a spraypump.
60 kr + shipping

måndag 5 oktober 2015


Alchemillas Apotek is now introducing HYDROSOLS!
Herbal distillates, also called floral water, hydrosol, hydrolate, herbal water and essential water, are aqueous products of distillation. They are colloidal suspensions (hydrosol) of essential oils as well as water-soluble components obtained by steam distillation from plants/herbs. These herbal distillates have uses as medicine , flavorings, and cosmetics (skin care).
Herbal distillates are produced in the same manner as essential oils. However, the essential oil will float to the top of the distillate where it is removed, leaving behind the watery distillate. For this reason perhaps the term essential water is more descript. In the past, these essential waters were often considered a byproduct of distillation, but now are considered an important co-product.
The science of distillation is based on the fact that different substances vaporize at different temperatures. Unlike other extraction techniques based on solubility of a compound in either water or oil, distillation will separate components regardless of their solubility. The distillate will contain compounds that vaporize at or below the temperature of distillation. The actual chemical components of distillates have not yet been fully identified, but distillates will contain essential oil compounds as well as organic acids and other water-soluble plant components. Compounds with a higher vaporization point will remain behind and will include many of the water-soluble plant pigments and flavonoids.
Herbal waters contain diluted essential oils. Besides aromatic chemicals, these distillates also contain many more of the plant acids than pure essential oils making them skin friendly.
I will sell my Organic Hydrosols in 50 ml brown glass bottles with a spray pump for 60 kr + shipping.

I will start introducing them very soon.

Meet Thyme, Oregano, Yarrow, Lady´s Mantle, Lavender, Sage, Elderflower, Rose, Pomgranate, Bayleaf, Lemonbalm, St Johns Wort, Fireweed among others.
These healing waters are incredible and I must share them!

tisdag 29 september 2015

Sleep Support Spagyric Tincture

Sömn Support/ Sleep Support

A formula for those who have troubble sleeping and do not wish to take prescription medication.


Läkepassionsblomma / Passiflora incarnata /Passionflower
Havre i mjölkigt stadium/ Avena Sativa /Milky Oats
Frossört/ Scutellaria galericulata / Skullcap
Ljung/ Calluna vulgaris /Heather
Lindblommor och blad/ Tilia Cordata /Linden flower and leaf
Humle/ Humulus lupulus / Hops
Vänderot/ Valeriana officinalis / Valerianroot
Kava kava/ Piper methysticum
Ashwagandarot/ Withania somnifera /Ashwaganda root
Roman Chamomile /Chamaemelum nobile/ Kamomill

Organic / wildcrafted herbs
Organic alcohol
Hydrosol of Calluna Vulgaris
The purified mineral salts of the herbs

Take 7-15  drops in a small amount of water one hour before going to bed.
If you  are pregnant, breastfeeding or take prescription medication, please consult your doctor before using.

To order: e-mail me at turtleok@hotmail.com
10 ml 150 kr + shipping
30 ml 250 kr + shipping

Farmers everywhere know that a field is far more productive when it is allowed to periodically lie fallow and regenerate its fertile soil. Sleep provides a similar period of rest for the body and mind.
Sleep has important restorative functions and while sleeping this is where our bodies repair and rejuvenation of tissues take place  –  in the brain and elsewhere in the body.

Sleep is one of the best therapies we can offer ourselves to restore us back to our natural state of balance and wellbeing.  In sleep ,  the body activates many of its self healing potencies.
                                                                    Calluna vulgaris
                                                                      Avena Sativa

måndag 28 september 2015

Urtica Dioica Elixir

Nettle are found in waste places and woods throughout the world. They are recognized – even in the dark, as Culpeper notes- by the sting they produce on contact.
Nettle is an excellent ally when you need strong energetic borders around you.
Ruled by Mars
And just as the red planet and the blood, it is full of iron. It builds and purifies the blood,it is alcalizing, full of nutrients, many other minerals and chlorofyll.
Stinging and burning it cools and act as an anti inflammatory.
The elixir is very good to take for healing burns faster and release the heat.
Nettleleaves are full of little formic acid crystals that look like needles. Interesting enough the calcinated saltcrystals that are in the elixir look exactly like these acidcrystals, like small spears. They were orange as well, full of iron.
Nettle like to grow downstream from a septic system or other soil that has been contaminated/enriched with nitrates and uric acid and waste products. It uses these byproducts of protein to build up the high degree of protein found in the plant. It removes uric acid waste products from the system, by using protein building-blocks and not allowing them to pass uselessly into the general economy of the system. Nettle is a remedy that gets the job done. It works with complicated protein building-blocks to build some of the most complex molecules used by the body.It is a highly nutrituous food which supplies these materials , but it also supplies the Know-How, the INTENSITY to use them. Here I see a correspondance to Aries in the zodiac, the sparky initiator , full of intensity, ready to initiate a new idea head-first. Nettle is used to treat inactivity , as in impotence, but more generally , of any organ.
Nettle is also cooling hot, angry frustration, cooling the mind.
Nettle is a great protector against inflammation but also on an energetic level it is acting as a guard of ones integrity. It is good to call on Nettle when one feels invaded.
I have had very good experiences using the nettle spagyric tincture against seasonal allergy, hayfever and it has worked well for others that tried it too.
I higly recomend taking a cure of Nettle Elixir, the Spagyric Tincture, as a springcleaning and immunity boost. After the long winter we need the energy, intensity and know-how of the Spirit of Nettle.
To order, send me a message : turtleok@hotmail.com
10 ml 150 kr + shipping
The Spagyric Tincture contains the spirit, essential oil and purified mineral saltcrystals of Urtica Dioica

söndag 27 september 2015

Doubble Spagyric Tincture of Mother Elder

Sambucus Nigra


The lore surrounding the Elder is immense and mysterious.  The Elder serves as a doorway to the Underworld, or magical faery realm. Elder was sometimes called “Hylde Moer” or “Elder Mother” . Elder Mother is the Queen of the Underworld, a different dimension .  In Iceland, where faeries are still taken very seriosusly, they are known as the “Huldafolk”, meaning “hidden people” . The name Elder also has to do with “Eld”, fire, as it is a fever remedy.
Sambucus comes from the latin term for a musical instrument – The Pan Pipes – which were origianlly made from the hollow stems. Anything which was held in the hand of the Lord of the Hunt- the guardian of the Animals and the spouse of the Lady of the Underworld - ought to be powerful indeed.

In The Little Elder Mother by H C  Andersen, the tree serves as metaphore for the poetic genious , the origin of fairy tales.

The person travelling to the Underworld is faced with three choices. It is possible to remain in that enchanted world. Another choice is to return to the Middle World (the ordinary world) : This is the difficult road, on this road one becaomes the mediator of gifts from that magical realm to everyday society.The last choice is to take the easy way, that leads to Heaven or Hell they say, for one can become spiritually corrupted and use the spiritual gifts one has obtained for egoistical use.

The Imagination is often ignored by people concerned  with making a living amid the dust and thorns of the material world,  Imagination is the channel of communication from another dimesnion. Tubular plants such as Elder and Angelica have long been associated with the shamanic journey to the Underworld.
This hollow signature is reflected as Elder used as a remedy opens all tubes of the body (skin, lungs, colon, kidneys, blood vessels) improving oxygenation , blood flow, perspiration, and elimination by the colon or kidneys. Elder is a relaxant, removing spasmodic caugh , spasm in the stomach and colic.  The berries are  bloodbuilding and are very good cooked down with sugar as a syrup for colds , flu and sore throats.

Elder is the “Great Infant Remedy”  good for red dry irritaded skin of the cheeks, opens the tubes and pores and lubricates the skin , improves respiration , digestion and kidney funktion. It is as well good for adults with red hot skin.

Information from Matthew Woods book "The book of herbal wisdom" 

I started to prepare the Elixir in july where I distilled the flowers and let them macerate until I collected the berries and let them macerate together with the flowers, creating a doubble tincture from the white flowers that look like five pointed stars and the dark purple almost black berries , the polar qualities of father time and mother of death and rebirth .
The spagyric tincture is a great antioxidant and  aids to improve immunity in winter time. It is also a gatekeeper to the spirit world. It is called Elder for a reason! It is a teacher of Nature , of time, life and death.

I connect it to Saturn as a gatekeeper to the invisible realm and a teacher of time.

The spagyric tincture contains the spirit, essential oil and purified mineralsalt of Sambucus Nigra flower and berry.

Order a bottle of 30 ml for 250 kr + shipping or a 10 ml for 150 kr + shipping
Doubble Tincture , Flower and Berry of
Mother Elder , Sambucus Nigra

                                                                                Thank you Mother Elder

fredag 25 september 2015

Angelica Archangelica Elixir

Angelica archangelica
Angelica is an important Shamanic plant among the Saami people of the Far North.
In Native American herbalism it is refered to as a “Bear Medicine”.  Just as the bear goes into hibernation through the winter , bear medicine usually relax the mind, open the imagination and bring people into dreamtime. Angelica certainly has this capacity.
Bears eats these roots upon awakening  in spring to wake up, clear their throat and start rebuilding their mass.

Angelica has many medicinal properties.  A most impressive Angelica-therapy is the treatment of swellings, inflammations and  glandular indurations, particularly of the head and neck region.
It is good for anguish, spasms, nervous excitation and fatigue ; calms excess in both the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic.
It is good for arthritis and gout as well as muscular cramps, spasms and epilepsy.
Very good for the liver, increases digestion and metabolism of oil and production of bile, secretion of bile , hence increases  disgestion and nutrition.

I see Angelica as an embodiment of  the Alchemical device “As above so below” . The deep aromatic root and the umbrella-like flower full of starlike seeds  are connected through a hollow stem , a channel connecting the heaven and the earth. This is one of the effects the Spagyric Tincture may have upon you – making you feel like this channel.
Looking at the root from a different angle, it is light and airy. In fact, it contains pockets of air. It grows in damp conditions. Thus it aerates or brings air into the watery realm. It makes fluids more active and breaks up concentration of water , phlegm and blood. It promotes peripheral circulation , and opens up the lungs. It relaxes the throat and makes it easier to take long deep breaths. It simultaneously opens the imagination and the mind. Angelica aligns you to walk with your guardian angel.

Angelica is traditionally considered a solar plant. I connect it both to the sun (warming,) and also to Mercury (aromatic, volatile oil, lungs, respiration, the channel between the above and below, as Mercury  is the mediator and messenger between these two worlds)
"Angelica aligns you to walk with your guardian angel" A drawing of an angel by the founder of Alchemilla Apothecary when she was almost 4 years old.

The spagyric tincture contains the spirit, essential oil and purified mineral salt of Angelic Anrchangelica.
10 ml 150 kr + shipping

contact me to order at : turtleok@hotmail.com