Idaho Herbs and Spirit Herbs brands herbal medicine products are formulated and handmade by Herbalist Dr. Linda Kingsbury. She has been creating wild and organic premium high potency hand-crafted herbal treasures specializing in herbs for woman's health and addiction support. She earned a PhD in Holistic Nutrition in 2001 blending that wisdom with her trainings in herbal medicine over the past 35 years. Idaho Herbs manufacturing facility is certified every year by the local health department.
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She provides Holistic Health Practitioner offering a full range of consultations and classes to harmonize your life experience. Her specialty is self care for highly sensitive people. As well as providing insight from a whole systems perspective, she offers practical suggestions including herbs, lifestyle adjustments, and energy medicine for mind, body and spirit.
Dr Kingsbury has both personal and professional experience as a natural Clairvoyant with telepathic and psychic sensitivities since childhood. In her work she guides children and their parents with integrating skills to support highly sensitive people in managing being in the modern world. Many clients come to her for support during the opening of their psychic abilities and spiritual awakening to gain skills for refinement and validation. Her experience as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Shamanic Practitioner supports all her work. Her hobby of swimming with wild dolphins in the open oceans both uplifts and grounds her offerings.
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How to identify: Foraging Linden flowers in the middle of the summer is easy. Simply follow your nose. As you are walking in your local park or your neighborhood look up and go to the sweetest smelling tree around. They can grow to 200' tall. The heart shaped leaves and yellow white flowers with an extra set of opposite long leaves makes it unique.
How to grow: Quick growing Linden trees are often planted in parks and public spaces. I was so happy last year to arrive at the local nursery soon enough to purchase a linden tree. While it is growing I am still wildcrafting at local area.
How to gather: The harvesting time for Linden blossoms is just a small window of about 2 weeks a year. When Linden is ready I put a large cotton sheet and scissors in the car and head out to the gathering location. Since the flowers are dangling from the trees and it is hard to hold the both the gathering basket and the scissors, I just lay a sheet out on the ground below the flowers dangling down amongst the leaves and snip away. When gathering on a sloped area, I hang a plastic grocery bag on each wrist and gently pull the flowers off into the bag. Watch out for bees.
I dry the Linden flowers in wicker baskets that I set on a wooden clothes drying rack. The flowers dry relatively quickly (3-5 days) and shrink in size. To make a tea only a pinch (about 1 tsp.) is needed per cup because they do expand once they are re-hydrated.
Plant part used: blossoms and leaves
Edible portion: While all parts are edible, I like the flower buds, also known as limes, the most. The flowers in bloom can be added to decorate salads.
Preparations: Tea, tincture, baths, flower essence
Physical Health: Linden flowers on their own makes a soothing evening tea to help you drift into a peaceful night's sleep and also encourages sweet dreams. One of my favorite tea blends that I call Relaxing tea contains organic rose petals gathered from my meditation rose garden, organic lemon balm, and the wild linden flowers that I gather.
Psychological/Spiritual Health: To make a rejuvenating nerve tonic tea I blend linden flowers with equal parts of rosemary leaves and lavender flowers. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the tea blend and steep for 20 minutes. I like this tea when I feel fatigue due to excess thinking, worry, or overwork. It helps to create calm focused sustained action.