Even more Plantain Lavender Salve/Aun hay más pomada de llantén con lavanda

ImageI just went through the great experience of making some more salve, in sweet almond oil. The preparation with sage is so important, to clear out the containers and to smoke the whole process!  Plantain is such a great herb, what more can I say about it?  It so great for the skin, if you have rashes or other skin eruptions, bites or venom you need to draw out.  It is an herb that lives pretty much wherever there is grass, in parks, along roads, on lawns.  Like most herbs, it is considered a weed, since it pops up in unplanned ways in perfectly manicured lawns.  It is striking – broad or more narrow leafed with symmetrical lines the length of it, it has a stalk with flowers on it that don’t look all that flowery.  

Acabo de tener la experiencia chevere de hacer otra pomada, esta vez en aceite de almendra dulce. La preparación con salvia es bien importante, para limpiar los frascos y humar a todo la experiencia!  Llaten esa si es una hierba buenísima, que más les cuento sobre ella?  Es buenísima para la piel, si tienes problemas de la piel, roces, infecciones, piques o veneno en ella que tienes que sacar.  Es una hierba que vive en toda parte donde hay pasto, en parques, al lado de las vias, en los prados de pasto.

See my drawing of it above.   I have a good book on drawing herbs, which is a long herbalist tradition for plant identification, but it is also a great way to get to know their features and to design them.  I was going to say, replicate, but it is not so much so since paper is one dimensional, but to give an idea of their signification, and to be able to distinguish them.  

Vea mi dibujo de ella ahi arriba. Tengo un libro bueno que trata con el dibujo de las hierbas, algo que tienen una tradición larga en herbología para identificar a las plantas, y además es un modo buenísimo para conocerlas y dibujarlas. Hiba a decir que reproducirlas, pero asi no es, dado que el papel es de una dimensión, pero mejor para dar una idea de su significado, y para distinguirlas.

I’m always amazed at the alchemy which happens, every time!, when I make herbal medicine, at the point where I add in the grated beeswax or really as it transforms while I serve the role of partera, because I don’t really do the hard work.  

And I also appreciate the power of ginger to clear up pesky coughs and colds, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sure is great!  

Siempre me asombro con la alquimia que ocurre, siempre!, cuando hago medicina de hierbas, al momento cuando le agrego la cera de abejas, o de verdad, cuando se transforma mientras yo juego el papel de partera, porque realmente yo no hago el trabajo difícil.

Y además aprecio el poder del jenjibre, para quitar la toz y la gripa que dura, Medicina Tradicional China si que es buena!

Oh, and a big bag of rice really works well with which to immerse your keyboard that you accidently spilled a glass of water on, as you are finishing your last paper for the semester, and your reach for your headphones to listen to and get at that so appropriate musical reference, not realizing that the cord is wrapped around the glass, uh oh .  Immerse the keyboard completely in the rice, for about 24 or more hours, and you will have a brand spanking new working keyboard.  The power of food!  And then compost the rice!

O, y una bolsa grande de arroz es muy eficaz para meter tu teclado al cual por ser burro le deramaste un vacito de ago, al punto que acababas tu ultimo trabajo del semestre, cuando alcanzas a tus audifonos para escuchar esa canción clave como ejemplo, sin darte cuenta que la cuerda esta agarada del vaso, uups. Meta al teclado completamente en el arroz, por 24 horas o más, y saldra un teclado nuevo y cheverísimo. El poder de la comida! Y después puedes usar el arroz como abono!

 

Improvised Baño Maria, sounds much better than double boiler, que no?  

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Coffee filters work well as strainers!ImageImage

 

I finally added the labels to the remnants of the last batch!/Por fin le puse la etiqueta a la ultima! Image

 

 

The moment when liquid become solid.  

 Coolness, literally!/El momento que cuajo

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Um, smells smoky, because of the sage!

Um, smells smoky, because of the sage!


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Here is the video and song that I temporarily sacrificed my keyboard for, isn’t it great/Este es el video y la canción por cual sacrifique my teclada, chevere vivir una vida autochtona/living an authocthonous life!
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