This is our reminder to look for strength and comfort in the knowledge and wisdom of herbs.
Here is an offering for a healing tea to rejuvenate, energize, and heal. It can adapted into a soothing bath as well.
You can follow the visual guide below for the healing and rejuvenation tea blend. We encourage you to make this tea blend in acknowledgement of April as national gardening month, and that you share it with your gente.
If you would like to download the images in one PDF, you can do so: here.
There’s no denying that we are in the midst of a historical time where social, political, and economic trends are changing. Folks are organizing their communities, jumping full force into defending freedoms and fighting for liberation. It’s important in these times to not drift from ourselves; our bodily and spiritual needs.– Veralucia Mendoza, Mijente member
Combine these herbs and ingredients to make a large batch of tea/bath. The following images provide visuals and content on what each ingredient in the recipe symbolizes or a poem about the herb.
We stay rooted in our strength. And when our own fuerza wanes, we remember to reach out loved ones and ancestors to lift us up like dandelion petals in the wind.
Como la manzanilla, we remain resilient for the next generations.
Linden helps us remember that we can heal from grief and that we are part of a larger, welcoming collective.
Oranges (and the zest) provides us with much needed vitamin C to boost our immunity and repair our bodies from internal damage.
You can listen to the Mervyn Morris reading his poem: here
Rose in a tea has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects – a good way to say thank you to our bodies in a difficult time.
Ortiga reminds us that the smallest ways that we can take care of ourselves are essential.
So: Drink water. Take a break. Call a loved one.
The smell of lavender can help our senses clear and calm down in moments of stress or anxiety.
Before you head out the door, you can place some garlic and cloves in your pocket for protection and take a spoonful of honey as a reminder of sweetness yet to come.