Workshop on: Winter Wellness & Care

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Namaste dear hearts!

Time has come once again when we move from warm summer days to cold winter days. But all is not sad and grimy, winter can be loads of fun and we can stay warm and protected with herbal allies and fun herbal drinks to uplift tired moods!

The special 2.5 workshop on Winter Care & Wellness will allow you to understand our body system’s interrelation with nature, how understanding nature helps us to know and understand our body systems; how we can make fun and easy drinks and food that heals and rejuvenates as well as immunizes your body against harmful pathogens and cold viruses.

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When we understand our body better and how it functions, we can immunize and stay strong as well as cheerful during cold dark days.
There will be learning about nature and our body system’s cycle, how they work and correlate with each other, Immunity booster herbs, herbs that protects against cold and flu, loads of winter care recipes, learning to make special Cold & Flu relief Drops and herbal bath as added holiday special!

It will be fun, interactive, learning workshop based on a casual home based apothecary! Plant enthusiasts, organic food lovers, holistic lifestyle seekers, alternative wellness seekers, herbalists, herbal medicine enthusiasts are all welcome!! 

Please click  here to register for class or email me at: sejalapothecary@gmail.com

We are located San Francisco east bay area!

Stay warm and blessed.
Sej 

Winter Care

pexels-photo-463405.jpegWe’re approaching winter now. As the fall season wrap up for the year, we experience chilly nights and cold days. The extent of cold depends upon the place we are in. Some experience very cold and some only little cold. Somewhere it rains and somewhere it snows.

I grew up in Kathmandu in exactly similar winter to California though we didn’t have rain over there in wintertime. But similar to here, cold chilly nights, slightly warm sunny daytime. But whatever the extent of cold there is, winter is cold! Also, cold brings another kind of weather to our body. We suddenly need to adjust to cold and hence immunity strengthening herbs are very handy as well as vital. When our body’s immunity system is strong, we are less susceptible to outward cold and flu viruses.

Easy said than done, it’s really a good compromise to stock our kitchen and apothecary with herbal allies. The winter herbs or the immunity boosting herbs once again are garlic, ginger, ashwagandha, astragalus, chaga, shitake, eleuthero, licorice, reishi mushroom, thyme, tulsi, chamomile, calendula, rose, rosehips, turmeric, cinnamon, basil, parsley, red paprika, mint. Most of these are culinary or tonic herbs so it’s easy to add in soups, broths, salads; make pesto sauce, chutney, infusions or take as tinctures. The medicinal herbs like Echinacea, Elderberry, Ginger, lemon balm, Anise hyssop, bee balm and lemon wards off against cold and flu viruses so it’s usually a good idea to take them on the first onsite of flu for quick recovery. Turmeric is an antioxidant and a strong immunity builder so taking turmeric regularly whether as tea or a pinch of powder added in warm milk serves the purpose. Honey again is a strong immunity booster and we can take honey frequently in tea or coffee; as herbal honey spread in our toast.

In Ayurveda, ghee is one way to nourish our body and boost immunity. There is also a very supportive therapy of using herbal ghee, ghee cooked in herbs which we can substitute for cooking oil or added in coffee.

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Children will love chamomile tea, calendula, lemon balm glycerite, rose honey, elderberry syrup and anise hyssop in combination with lemon balm or chamomile glycerite or herbal infusion added with honey.

Using these immunity supporting and immunity boosting herbs is a great way to prepare our body during winter days. Also eating loads of vitamin C (found in rosehips and oranges), fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and fish are great way to strengthen our body.

Be sure to check in to my website for winter care specialties & surprises!

Warm winter days! Cinnamon & spicy chai

Sej

 

Backyard Medicinal Herbal Workshop

Herbal Workshop on Backyard Medicinal Herbs will be a 2.5 Hours workshop where I will introduce you to simple and easy ‘to grow and use’ herbs from our own backyard. The course will also cover ”simple to make” herbal formulas like infusions and tincture making. A ‘self-love potion’ a strong autumn & winter ally will be on the making by the other half of the coursework.
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If you love plant and flower remedies, love holistic approach towards life and support organic food and supplements, then this workshop is for you. The setting will be casual, plant lovers, wellness enthusiasts, positive vibration, in home based surrounding with easy to access backyard herbs.

To reserve your spot and for more details, visit Herbal Workshop

Namaste dear hearts! See you here 🙂 

 

Autumn is here

pexels-photo-756903.jpegFall is the time of year when the first leaf starts dropping. Days slowly start getting shorter and nights cooler. There is a bit of nostalgia like, ‘coming home’ smell in the air. Like even the season is preparing itself to rest. After long hot summer months, we kind of look forward to autumn days, like a rest from all the fun. Yet, there is a hurried preparedness in the air, preparation for winter days.

This season also has a magical air to it, cooler yet warming up with hot drinks. Nature prepares to sleep and birds start their migration.

One of my favorite season is autumn. Nice days, cooler evenings, warm cinnamon lattes and chais, ginger breads and cookies and brown leaves adding color to our gardens. Marigolds and Daffodils appear, tiny apples start growing, pumpkin pies and apple ciders are fresh treats.

What gorgeous way to finish off a year! Autumn like spring is also a transitional time ~ a time to prepare our body. Just like spring is a transitional time for summer, autumn too is a transitional time for winter. Just as nature, our body too prepares itself for long cold winter days. The plants and fruits grown in autumn are meant to support our body for cold winter. Dandelions appear one last time for the year for detoxification. Herbs like parsley, sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Cilantro, Lavender, Mint, Garlic chives, Lemon balm grow during autumn season and supports our body in this transitional season.

Pumpkin soups, Squash, cinnamons and gingers are loved during autumn. Soups are popular for warming and strengthening or immunizing our body. Herbs fresh or dried can be added like oregans, parsley, cilantro, rosemary, mint and garlic chives.

Fall is a time of harvest in many cultures and communities with their own traditional way of celebration. Many popular festivals like Thanksgiving, Diwali, Halloween and other harvest festivals appear in this season.

Hope you have a wonderful fall season filled with delights!

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Rose Neroli

Rose Neroli 1Rose Neroli flower water is a sweet soft concoction which gently awakens the senses towards love and beauty. Roses have long been used in healing emotions and issues related to heart. Rose is a heart opener in a sense that the constituents in rose is calming to senses and promotes feeling of peace, love and joy. Neroli flowers are the sweet charming blossoms that takes your breath away into a land of never forgotten bliss & joy 🙂 

 

 

ciaua-fl_web_5Used both as an aphrodisiac and healing herb, Rose has many beneficial properties as they are loaded with antioxidant, antiseptic as well as vitamin C. Rose is profoundly healing, age old wisdom flower, a symbol of love and eternal romance who is a gentle nurturer of heart and issues related to emotions. Sweet aroma of delectable Nerolis with Rose water is an uplifting sensation of a once forgotten world of love & beauty. 

 

 

Ingredients: organic Rosa spp. Rose petals, Citrus aurantium (Neroli essential oil), Distilled water 50%, Ethanol 50% (for preservation)

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*All organic, natural, non GMO ingredients, no artificial fragrance or chemicals used, essential is of therapeutic grade.

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Directions of use: Gently spray all over the body, writsts, back of ear, heart chakra, around your aura, the special moments or whenever you need to uplift yourself and bring that lost magic in your life!

Rose Neroli

60 ml frosted Glass Spray bottle. (Price inclusive of shipping & tax).

$21.00

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Avena sativa Elixir

f48b7ad79e3a46495885f2687c94e6a6.jpgAvena sativa or Milky Oats top is also known as nerve food. Deeply nutritive, nerves restoring (calming as well as strengthening nervous system), Milky oats is a nervine ~ calming, de-stressing, anti-anxiety and nutrient rich herb.

The top of the oats which consist of milk is used for medicinal purpose. Beside a nerve restorative herb, milky oats top is also loaded with  minerals like calcium, chlorium, magnesium and silica.1

Ingredients: Avena sativa (Milky Oats top), 60% ethanol extraction of Grain Alcohol, 40% Raw Honey. Made in Sejal Apothecary with organic, non GMO herbs & ingredients. The extract is good for 2 years from date of manufacture. Not recommended for pregnant women & children below 4 years. (Child dosage is always half of adult dosage and should be diluted in hot water first because of ethanol content).

Directions of use: 2-3 dropperful (1 dropperful=3 ml) * 3 times a day in a cup of water, fresh juice or herbal tea. For deep healing of nerves, it is advisable safe and beneficial to use long term.

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Avena sativa Elixir

2 Oz sun protected dropper glass bottle. Price is inclusive of shipping + tax. Good for 2 years from date of manufacture.

$22.00

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