Wise Woman Ezine with herbalist Susun Weed
December 2007
Volume 7 Number 12
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Sun and Wind Burn

excerpt from Travelers Joy
by Juliette de Bairacli Levy

Traveler’s Joy
Sun and Wind Burn
excerpt from Travelers Joy p. 107-108
by Juliette de Bairacli Levy

 

The treatments for both these traveling discomforts are similar: that is, soothing damaged skin surface and curing any damaged internal tissues. The Artistry of Linda M. BrandtSunburn is more harmful than windburn and severe burning can even cause skin cancer.

During sunbathing always protect the skin with a light application of oil, preferably herbal oil. Coconut oil thinned with vinegar or raw cucumber juice makes one of the best suntanning lotions. Also utilize the natural hours of sun tanning, which are the early morning and the late afternoon hours (this is the time that the animals like to sun themselves). The mid-morning and the mid-afternoon hours are burning, not tanning ones.

Take the trouble to find a secluded place where one can sunbathe the whole body. It is harmful to health to deprive parts of the body of sunlight, and I think that this social habit is one cause of breast and prostate cancer.

When one has to be out in the mid-day sun without any protection, in a hot climate, then copy the natives, who, when they have to cross treeless places in full sun heat, first cut themselves leafy braches or a big leaf such as a banana one, and make a primitive sunshade.

When I used to travel on horseback for long distances over sunburnt moorlands, on journeys to the gypsy horse fairs of the North of England, on days of fierce sun I use to put sprays of elder blossoms in my hat. This truly cooled the air: it was taught me by the horse trading Gypsies of the Pennine hills.

Elder blossom, meadowsweet, water-lilies, pulped raw cucumber and pulped dock leaves, all cool down and soothe the skin immediately, as does buttermilk and the whey from soured milk (the latter can be made immediately merely by adding to fresh milk a few spoons of raw lemon juice, or a teaspoon of the flowerets from a head of the globe artichoke).

In very severe sunburn, whites of eggs and honey can be used. (Egg whites when used in bad burns from fire, draw out heat so rapidly that they often become cooked upon the human skin!) The honey is a curative as well as cooling.

 

Juliette De Bairacli Levy

 

“In Memory of Juliette the Grandmother of Herbal medicine”

 



A Gypsy in New York

Author: Juliette de Bairacli Levy.

In this richly detailed memoir, Juliette de Bairacli Levy one of the founders of American herbalism offers us a rare documentary. It is at once an herbal, a travel book and a compendium of Gypsy lore and Gypsy ways. 210 pages, index, illustrations.
Retails for $21.95

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This collection includes three great herbal medicine books and one video by Juliette de Bairacli Levy, well-known as the "grandmother of herbal medicine."


Nature's Children
is a classic book on natural childrearing; it includes remedies, recipes, and fascinating lore.

Traveler's Joy is a unique guide to finding the wild bounty in simple living; Juliette covers topics such as travel, water, dwellings, medicine, and food.

Common Herbs for Natural Health is an essential herbal with lore and uses for 200 herbs including cosmetic, culinary, and medical recipes.

Juliette of the Herbs, the exceptional video included in this collection will delight, entrance, and inspire!

20% savings YOURS for $49.95 ($63.80 value), plus shipping.

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Traveler's Joy
Traveler's Joy by Juliette de Bairacli Levy
by Juliette de Bairacli Levy
Explore the free wandering life of this enchant-ing guide by a legendary teacher who lives in tune with the rhythms of nature. Lots of herbal lore. 256 pages, index, illustrations.

Retails for $11.95



"This magical book has made me want to shelve my responsibilities and hit the road! The author's enthusiasm and ability to embrace hardship and bounty alike are truly inspirational. I am encouraged to lighten my material load to provide space for the gifts that the simple life provides. Recipes, travel lore, herbal medicine, literary references, and personal observations make this book an enjoyable read.
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Hi , My name is Cathy

I'm very interested in your work.......I own a healing center in my town. I am a certified aromatherapist....we do all kinds of healing treatments here. I have used your books as references & I am thinking of taking one of your classes here in CA. & maybe even going to N.Y. to your place to be on your sacred land. Please put me on your mailing list..................thanks.....
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