Rose and Crown Apothecary

Calendula + Cleavers : Elixir for lymph support


Keeping the waters of our lymphatic system fresh and flowing is a vital aspect of supporting immune health. The transition between winter to spring is traditionally a time for cleansing & clearing out the stagnation of winter.  Do you tend to be extra phlegmmy around this time of year? Runny nose? Prone to swollen lymph nodes? Fatigue? Lymphatic congestion can be expressed in a multitude of symptoms including swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, brain fog, acne, and swollen, inflamed joints.  The plants in this formula say, "let's clear that out!"

This is a gentle, tingly tonic to support you through the seasonal transition between winter and spring--like spring cleaning for your lymphatic system. Enjoy daily as an ally for supporting healthy lymph movement and detox. Features tender nettle tops, cleavers, and calendula flowers--picked fresh from the garden.  This garden potion has been steeping since spring of can taste the vibrancy! Local wildflower honey infused with fresh holy basil gives this tonic an uplifting oomph.

Contains: Nettle*, calendula*, and cleavers* in brandy and holy basil* infused with local wildflower honey from the Willamette valley.

Meet the plants:

Nettle: A vibrant medicinal that grows abundantly in our coastal landscape. We gather fresh, tender tops in early spring.  Nettle’s nourishing actions are associated with their rich vitamin, mineral, amino acid, and chlorophyll content. Nettles contain calcium, silica, magnesium, iron, and vitamins A, C, E, and K. Nettles nourish & purify blood, support detox, and their rich nutrition help soothe fatigue. Nettles act as a tonic to build reserves when one feels weak, overworked, and depleted.

Calendula: Soft, soothing and deeply nourishing. When used internally,  calendula is a lymphagogue, cleansing the lymph system by moving clogged lymph fluid, removing toxins from the lymph, and decongesting swollen lymph nodes. Keeping the lymph system is moving and functioning as intended is vital for a strong immune system.  Calendula's slight bitter taste stimulates the liver, supporting digestion, enzyme secretion, and nutrient assimulation.  Their mucilage content is deeply soothing to irrittated tissues, especially mucous membranes.

Cleavers: A springtime darlling that will cling like velcro to your clothing.  Cleavers helps clear and cleanse the water element of the body, such as the kidneys, lymph, urinary tract, and bladder.  Cleavers help move lymphatic congestion that can manifest as swollen glands, underarm odor, and problematic skin conditions. 

 *The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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