Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Making a Believer
Superman has been a bit slow into coming around to my herbal ways. He has always been supportive of my beliefs and my use of natural medicine, but when it comes to using them himself he has been a bit reluctant. That is changing slowly, but the proof is in the pudding and he just can't deny when my methods work.
A few days ago, we were out in the yard and he was restringing my clothes line. A sudden rain storm caught my towels out to dry last week and the weight of the drenched fabric snapped the already frayed lines. Unbeknownst to him, the bees had built a hive in the pipe across top and as he pulled the rope through he disrupted the community. Fortunately, it was a cool day and only one bee ventured out to investigate, but Superman ended up getting stung in the palm of his hand. Since I was standing right over a bunch of Plantain I simply snatched up a leaf, gave it a quick chew, and spit it on the throbbing bite. A few minutes later, he wiped the green goo off and continued his task with out pain or stiffness. He is now a believer in the power of Plantain. Add that to his acceptance of ginger for stomach aches and his positive reaction to my Achy Joint Salve...I'm making progress!