Cottonwood Bud & Spruce Tip Honey
• COTTONWOOD BUD & SPRUCE TIP HONEY • Ritual & Medicinal •
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THE BREW ✨
This sensual scented honey marries 2 resinous trees that are deeply magical Underworld allies, wonderful to call on during rituals. Their sticky resin and pain relieving properties help coat the throat, easing a plethora of respiratory woes. This mineral rich honey is a potent preventative that helps support the immune and respiratory systems, while also being a conduit for the spirit world.
It is also SOO wildly delicious. The high Vitamin C in Spruce Tips give this honey a refreshing citrus flavor and scent which pairs perfectly with the flavor of Cottonwood's vanilla-smokey-caramelized resinous notes.
This honey is extremely concentrated, potent and resinous, which makes it deeply soothing to the upper respiratory system. The resin of Cottonwood and Blue Spruce are known as being lung clearing, acting as expectorants that help the lungs expel unwanted mucus and ails. You can also use this offering in ritual, calling upon the magical properties of these allies you can read about below.
THE ALLIES ✨
❣️Black Cottonwood buds bleed sticky red aromatic resin: Salicylic Acid, rich in salicin & poplin which is extremely pain-reliving, anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial. (The compounds ph*rma pain relievers are made from) This resin is known to help soothe sore muscles, bruises, tension/body aches, sprains & so much more. Poplar (Populus) translates to “people’s tree” - they are prolific here in the PNW & comes with a lot of Indigenous lore. They're considered the Tree of Life by tribes who held community ceremony of prayer, dance & offerings in a circle around young Black Cottonwoods ~ making medicine with their leaves, twigs, bark & resinous buds. They're known as a deeply protective tree, whom also grow in Southern & Central parts of Europe. The resin of Cottonwood is used as lung medicine, sucking on the resin is known to help relieve sore throat and various lung ails. In European Folklore, they're considered to be a bridge between the worlds, of light and dark, life and death. They're a sacred tree of the Underworld, to Persephone & Hecate, and a deeply powerful physical & spiritual pain healer. The sweet vanilla scent of her buds are also considered an aphrodisiac; conjuring feelings of sensuality, deep passion & comfort.
🌲 Blue Spruce Tips ~ Harvested from the big beautiful Blue Spruces around my home on May’s Full Moon. Spruce tips are incredibly high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, carotenoids, antioxidants & various minerals that are easily extracted by raw honey. These constituents also make them amazing at relieving pain and inflammation. The nutrients in Blue Spruce tips help improve GI function. She can help improve memory, stimulating the gut-brain function, helping easing various digestion upsets.
Blue Spruce needles are a beautiful smoky blue color, they are extremely stiff and sharp, representing their deeply protective nature. They grow extremely tall out west, making a perfect home for small animals to shelter beneath. I feel their energy is old and wise, fierce guardians of the forest. This tree has been used for centuries to signify resilience, strength, and everlasting life.
I hope you & your family find many uses for this delicious & supportive ally!
*Please note this offering contains a little bit of the plant matter whipped into the honey (not featured in photos) I chose to keep the herbs in and whip them from now on, to add extra medicinal benefits and flavor! When adding this honey into tea, they can be easily removed by straining once honey is melted.
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This honey blend is stunning. It’s surprisingly vanilla-like when I was expecting herbal—this is not a complaint, it was a pleasant surprise to experience! I have used this in some tea but loved taking a spoonful while sick to help break up the ick in my throat. I hope this one continues to be in rotation in her medicinal offerings!