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Healing Heart Tonic
Post # 1

The Following is a reciepe with accompanying instructions on how to make an hebral tonic that I invented called Salubris Cor (Latin for Healing Heart) a very powerful tonic for healing illness, injury, depression, but even more so a broken heart.

Makes 4, 4 oz. servings

You will need:

  • 16 oz. fresh spring water
  • 4 Tbls. of Dried Hibiscus
  • 3 Tbls. of Dried Lemon Balm
  • 3 Tbls. of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbls. of Poppy Seed
  • 2 Tbls. of Echinacea Root
  • 2 Tonka Beans
  • 2 Tbls. of Honey
  • 1 Tbls. of Dried Rosehips
  • 1 Tbls. of Blackberry Leaves
  • 1 Tbls. of Fresh Orange Peel
  • 1 Tbls. of Roasted Chicory
  • 1 Tspn. of Ground Sage
  • 1 Tspn. Seasame Seeds
  • Coffee or Filter Papers

Mix the dry ingridients together in a bowl until throughly mixed, in a smaller seperate bowl mix the honey and lemon juice together, then crush the two tonka beans throughly and mix them in, make sure to get the oils and juices as well.Once done bring the 16 oz. of water to a light boil and stir in the dry ingriedients. Let gently boul for about ten minutes, then stir in the remaining liquid ingridients and continue to gently boil for another five or so minutes.

Let cool for twenty to thirty minutes, then filter debris/ingriedients from the tonic using the filter papers into whatever storage conatiner your going to use. Once strained and filtered the remaining liquid is the produced tonic called Salubris Cor or Healing Heart. It should be the color crimson or deep purple if made properly.

Dosing Instructions:

Average Dose is 4 oz. Take one dose every night for four nights.

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Re: Healing Heart Tonic
Post # 2
Dried Rosehips?
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Re: Healing Heart Tonic
Post # 3
Ok. First, tonka beans are used as a food additive because of their pleasant vanilla like taste. They have actually been banned in America by the food and drug administration. There is a short paragraph in wikipedia that claims that tonka beans magickally treat depression, but as you wrote that addition yourself, and cited not a single source, I can't take it very seriously.

Chicory can be taken as a tea, on it's own, for digestive problems. However, most use of chicory is topical, for cases such as bruising. Chicory is also a diuretic.

We have another diuretic in this cocktail, which is blackberry leaves. These are actually used to treat dysentery. So far, there is nothing for injury, depression or 'heartache', (whatever that is supposed to mean), in your list of ingredients.

If you are looking for mood elevators, might I suggest hypericum, ginseng or guarana? Or a good look at the client's lifestyle? A holistic approach is important in medicine. It is little good treating a client for depression if they are smoking, drinking, eating junk food, and not exercising.

Echinacea is good for the immune system, I agree. What, though, does that have to do with your listed conditions? Nothing that a herbalist can see.

Orange peel is used in convalesence. You could have alerted people that this should not be taken by pregnant women!

And so on. Basically, the main rule in herbalism is to "Keep it Simple!". You have 13 ingredients in your mixture! Do you know their interactions, and which ones are antagonistic? Are you aware that you are, in effect, prescribing medicines to people when you have no idea of their personal health condition? Or, what medicines they are already taking? Risk factors have to be considered. Herbal medicine is not a game.

I wish you well. ~ Zebrah
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Re: Healing Heart Tonic
By: / Knowledgeable
Post # 4
Just to add to Zebra's post,

Out of all the ingredients here I can point to just one that would cause your "healing heart". Why? Because its a narcotic! Poppyseed has been used for centuries to cure insomnia.

3 tablespoons of poppy seed is a bit accessive. Although it will not harm you, it can cause you to test positive on a drug test for opium use. Myth Busters proved this "myth" to be true by eating poppyseed bread and bagels and testing themselves. You're infusing the poppy seeds here which will draw out the properties of the poppyseeds more so than eating them whole. So anyone who needs to take drug tests on a normal basis for sports, their job, or school, should avoid this or risk losing all of their hard work. Eating one poppyseed bagel or slice of bread is not enough to effect, but drinking 3 tablespoons worth of poppy constituents for 4 days is debateable! And poppyseed should NEVER be taken for more than three days in a row because it has narcotic properties and can become addictive!

And echinacea should not be taken by anyone with autoimmune disorders.
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Re: Healing Heart Tonic
Post # 5

In regards to several comments:

I have been studying and working with herbal remedies for over fifteen years; however I did not post my work or effort to be debated. Why would you assume that I believed anywhere from my post that Herbal medicine is a game, I am quite well aware that it's not.

Secondly as far as the correlations between each herbs properties. I have many charts I use to determine mixture properties and effects. As I have also stated In have been working with them for sometime now. As far as health factors and risks are concered each individual person should use common sense in not taking anything there allergic to, and as most people know there are always going to be a risk factor when taking any medication or herbal substance. To debate over such is to show that you are skeptical, and I would be too. But at the same time I would also consider the fact that without risks there would be no progress. I am also well aware of Poppy seeds, have a narcotic effect however there levels induced within the described tonic are less than that of a Vicodin in comparison. As far as the drug testing concern is involved, Drug Tests now are able to discern the difference between them, and also that doesn't stop people from eating bagels and bread either. If you want to get further technichal the method mentioned for producing the tonic reduces the narcotic effects by sixty-five percent as long as long as one follows the recommended instructions. In regards to Echinacea Root, it's properties help boost the immune system, and the FDA has concluded that it is safe and beneficial to use. However you should not take anything your doctors tell you not to, also where common sense comes in.

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Re: Healing Heart Tonic
Post # 6
"But at the same time I would also consider the fact that without risks there would be no progress"

I fail to see where, in your post, you told anyone there was a risk. Given that, it might look like you are prepared to put others at risk to suit your own agenda. As you are 23 (or close) I sincerely doubt you have undertaken serious study for 15 years.

Furthermore, everything added to these forums is up for debate. That is the whole point of the forums!. You may be happy to take risks on your own health, but a qualified herbalist would NEVER take a risk on another person's health. Additionally, few people in the medical profession would assume 'common sense' in their patients. What might beome common sense because of detailed education, is not so to someone who has never studied medicines in an educational environment. To assume such knowledge could look dangerous and irresponsible.
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Re: Healing Heart Tonic
Post # 7

The point I was tring to make is that there is an implied risk for any thing that you ingest or take into your body, secondly my experience of study is my own business, and don't care to be insulted by implying that physical age determines a persons knowledge or expereince. You don't know me nor have thecapabilties to judge me. I wrote this post to share my work with others. Debate all you like however I don't see this post as a topic to be debated hence there is no topic, just a tonic that I created. If you don't like it fine. I know my work and there is nothing wrong with it, as far as being dangerous or irresponsible, that's your opinion. There was no risk to begin with unless your allergic to any of the ingrideints and all people who know what their allergic to obviously won't risk taking it, and if they do it's their choice.

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Re: Healing Heart Tonic
By: / Novice
Post # 8
Thank you for sharing healing heart tea :)sounds wonderful.

I would like to add some information.
I would avoid using the poppy seeds, as you know its an opiate and it releases a histamine in the body and can cause itching. The 3 tbls is in awful allot and can be dangerous.
Poppy seed is great for restless leg syndrome.( but low doses occasionally only.)

poppy seed is also very addictive herb people can have a chemical dependency on it. I know that there are always risk factors to every herb out there but poppy seed is in the top 10 dangerous herbs.

I love Echinacea , I have this wonderful herb growing in my garden, I can not sadly use this herb because i have a rare autoimmune decease, called myositis.
its been a challenge,But im a positive person and will overcome this. Remember also that this large amount of echinacea can cause the bodies Flora to become off balance causing a build up of yeast int he body. I would suggest only taking echinacea if you have a virus such as a cold.
like i said every herb has side effects and not everyone can use them.
It seems like you are knowledgeable in what you know,
I just advice on maybe eliminating some of the herbs and substituting them, and also lowering the amount of Echinacea.

Again thanks for sharing, im offering my advice from love and kindness :)

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Re: Healing Heart Tonic
Post # 9
Thankyou ManEater. Kind words.

Postscript: Please, anyone who wants to take this cocktail, or any medicines of any kind please check with a qualified medical practitioner first!
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Re: Healing Heart Tonic
By: / Adept
Post # 10
You could also use this externally as a magical liquid. I think it could make a nice magical formula.

Herb correspondences vary widely depending on the tradition, but in hoodoo, the form of magical herbalism i'm trained in, many of the herbs in your forumla have a heart-bolstering effect (but as traditions vary, if you were to look the herbs up in a different materia magica, like ones by Scott Cunningham for instance, they may have very different properties).

Hibiscus - love work
Lemon Balm - to soothe the heart, especially after a break-up
Lemon Juice - to move on past old heartaches, old ways of being, also used in enemy work
Poppy Seed - good luck, divination, and traditionaly used in enemy work to confuse or tranquilize your opponent
Echinacea Root - physical strength and vitality
Tonka Beans - love, sweetness
Honey - sweetness, healing
Rosehips - love
Blackberry Leaves - to return a curse back on an enemy - i'd remove it
Orange Peel - Heartcenter Love, fidelity, marriage
Chicory - enemy work
Ground Sage - wisdom, perhaps to assimilate the lessons learned Seasame Seeds - not used in hoodoo

You could bathe in the mixture; add some liquid to the wash water, laundry water, liquid soap, shampoo, etc.; wash your floors with it; sprinkle it in a room; put some on the altar; add some to a container spell; feed amulets, mojo bags, Lodestones, rocks; etc.

As always, one takes an herbal supplement at their own risk and one prescribes a supplement within the confines of their licensure requirements and state regulations. Lay people don't always know this, so it's up to professionals to have clear disclaimers. It is usually safer to use botanicals externally - although there are many exceptions to the rule.
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