This is a limited, seasonal tincture blend by Corpus Ritual. A gentle and enlivening formula for addressing stagnation, for keeping the lymph moving, the heart pumping, the lungs clear, and the digestive juices flowing during times of stuckness, overwhelm, and feeling “backed up” physically, emotionally and energetically. Two of these four plants are also adorned with thorns and in this formula are to support keeping the systems open, flowing, and simultaneously protected.
A beautiful support for times of brittleness in times of loss, change, and/or the anger and frustration that can often underpin deep grief:
+ ocotillo is toning to the lymph system and supports increasing the flow and drainage of lymph fluid in order to help clear out what is unnecessary waste in the body. They help increase movement in the respiratory system, pelvic region, and liver. A digestive support, ocotillo helps with the assimilation of fats and production of bile to help movement. Ocotillo is also powerful medicine for a broken heart
+ hawthorn offering balance for high blood pressure and cholesterol as well as offering emotional and energetic soothing and protection in times of heartache. An antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, hawthorn offers deep sustenance for the racing heart feeling we can encounter when in times of anxiety and depression due to loss or change.
+ evening primrose for soothing an irritated, inflamed stomach lining leading to stomach aches, an over-responsive and agitated nervous system, and energetically for staying with our heart open and receptive— a light in the dark. Also notable for supporting soothing the lungs as an antispasmodic which is fitting as many traditions and modes of being with the body note that grief can frequently be “stuck” in the lungs.
+ peach leaf to cool the swirl of nausea, anxiety, anger, and rage, the overheating when hot energy is stuck, the times when tension overwhelms leaving your with clenched fists or sharpness towards others, the brittleness that can show up in the face of loss, the “why why why” we can find ourselves in when facing deep grief
This is a formula for getting it allllll moving, up, and out. And of course, I’m separating out various properties to share this formulas usefulness but please know plants are incredibly dynamic and each one in this formula was chosen because of their ability to work with all of these systems at once.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: If you are on pharmaceuticals for your heart, please check with your primary care provider first.
Ingredients: ocotillo*, peach leaf, hawthorn leaf + berry, evening primrose, & vodka
All herbs are either locally and ethically hand-collected or come from an organic herb company or farm.
(not for use during pregnancy. please do research to make sure they are safe for you and your body and needs.)
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease and has not been evaluated by the FDA.
*Ocotillo used is ethically grown and gathered in small amounts by Feral Gardens in so-called New Mexico. This remedy will be crafted and offered 1-2x a year, depending on the availability of ocotillo. This incredible plant, like all plants, is precious and is an integral part of the environments they grow in (namely the so-called southwest.) As part of the whole in this formula, my intention is to respecfully share this medicine in a small dose.