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!