Thursday, June 8, 2017

Carpe Diem #1203 Pedicularis

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of CDHK. My excuses for being late with publishing, but I had a very busy day. Today we are looking again at the alternative health care of Tibet, the Tibetans have a very strong knowledge of natural medicines and the Pedicularis, our prompt for today, is very strong medicinal herb. It was believed until several years ago that it didn't excist anymore, but it was found in the Himalayans especially in the region of Tibet.

Pedicularis grows on the high grounds in the Himalayans and is used for several health issues:

The flowers are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency. Antidote, anti-inflammatory, antidiarrhoeal and febrifuge, they are used in the treatment of poisoning, inflammation of the stomach/intestines, diarrhoea and to heal obstinate wounds and sores.

Pedicularis can be used as a kind of tiobacco, but also as tea. When used as tea it tastes like Brocolli. It's a shame that this alternative medical knowledge isn't known around the globe, because I think that Mother Nature provides us with all the things we need including medicine.

Pedicularis (image found on Pinterest)
As I am doing the research for this month the richness of natural medicines from Tibet is awesome, I think I could easily create a month full of prompts themed Tibetan Natural care. So maybe that's an idea for a CDHK month too.

provided by Mother Earth
all kinds of beautiful herbs
to become healthy

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until June 13th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new "weekend-meditation", a new episode of our "haiku puzzler", later on. For now ... have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know where I could find pedicularis tea online?