I am not big into the scientific and medical dialogue only because of how I have seen it missused, or if that is too strong, maybe misguided is better. I also think we have a gap in proper care. It is a tough arena, but oh well, it is up for some great changes then! So, I ask the question. Asking that it not be put in scientific medical terms as much as in terms that foster hope and healing; love and kind progress! I ask that we become aware where we have become blind.
I think that I really don't know exactly how to ask these questions in a consise manner, so I don't usually ask, but I am working on making it all make sense. Do you wonder if there are connections, patterns and courses the plants and/or the ailments have and/or plant and ailments might have this connection(for lack of better term) together, or in combination with each other? I do see little hints at this, but nothing blatantly straight forward. I may simply not be looking in the right places, or not asking the 'right' questions, or not surmizing properly.
One thing I know from being an ill child is that I was /am bias and swayed from my illness and the care I recieved. Not that anyone person or group necessarily did anything wrong, it is just that I wasn't 'helped' exactly. Not that everyone wasn't trying, they were. My mother was taxed with her own issues and dealing with a sick child and she herself had issues in health and family that made her life pretty busy. She did her best and I still remember her love and care. Anywho, on to add my photos of my Oenoathera, Evening Primrose progessive photos. I hope I can find them in the right order. Here goes....
|primrose 3.11.12 ©Allisonians|
|primrose 4.11.12 ©Allisonians|
|My cat, Roo, think I am taking his picture, Mr. Poser! |
This is my herbal ally gift corner! Where my wonderful EP came from!
|And the rocky ground EP was born in! Close up of my herbal ally gift corner and a couple of the gifts I have left!|
Where my wonderful EP came from!
|Primrose babies I transplanted 04.06.12 |
|What they look like today! |
Here is some www information;
The bark and the leaves are astringent and sedative. They have proved of use in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders of a functional origin, whooping cough and asthma. A syrup made from the flowers is also an effective treatment for whooping cough. The bark is stripped from the flowering stem and dried for later use, the leaves are also harvested and dried at this time. Evening primrose oil has become a well-known food supplement since the 1980"s. Research suggests that the oil is potentially very valuable in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, pre-menstrual tension, hyperactivity etc. It is also taken internally in the treatment of eczema, acne, brittle nails, rheumatoid arthritis and alcohol-related liver damage. Regular consumption of the oil helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels and lower the blood pressure. The seed is a good source of gamma-linolenic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid which assists the production of hormone-like substances. This process is commonly blocked in the body, causing disorders that affect the uterine muscles, nervous system and metabolism. The poulticed root is applied to piles and bruises. A tea made from the roots is used in the treatment of obesity and bowel pains.