Alcohol extracts have been a part of pretty much every indigenous herbal tradition everywhere, forever! Certain types of artisan made alcohol are considered to have genuine medicinal qualities for different constitutional types when consumed in the right amount and with a certain degree of wisdom. Alcohol consumption wasn’t always about the excessive indulgence of mass produced, industrial scale garbage. None-the-less, some people have concerns about the use of alcohol in preparing herbal extracts and question whether it is safe or even necessary.
Chaga mushroom is a fungal sclerotia that grows most commonly on Birch trees within the circumpolar region of the northern hemisphere. It has been used as a folk medicine for centuries, primarily as an immune booster, remedy for digestive and respiratory ailments and an overall vitality tonic. It has now been studied extensively and proven to contain a wide array of different nutrients and medicinal constituents that can provide us with A LOT of health benefits.
Throughout the temperate regions of this planet, a walk through the forest during Autumn is likely to present a magestic, ‘bemushroomed’ landscape to those paying attention. It can unearth sensations within us that we may have neglected to acknowledge since early childhood – feelings of being in a real-life fairytale or some magical fantasy epic. Connecting with our natural surroundings during periods of seasonal transition can genuinely enliven the senses and activate even the dustiest of imaginations… it can provide genuine medicine for the spirit!
Welcome to the new Nyishar Ambassador Program! We have wanted to work on this project for quite some time and are very excited to see it now coming to life!
What is it you say? Well, simply put, we are collaborating with health conscious individuals whom we have great respect for – people at the top of their game in their chosen field, pushing the boundaries of what is possible while prioritising their health and wellbeing in order to make it all happen. This could be in the realm of sport, art, music or anything that explores beyond the boundaries of limitation…
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forever Young.”
Artwork: Joe Boruchow
The concept of ‘permanent youth and beauty’ is found all over the world and has its roots firmly planted in the realm of materialism, but as we all know, material objects warp and fade until one day, they no longer resemble the items we once coveted. No matter, we can just replace them with another, newer model that is more conducive to current tastes!
But alas, the same cannot be achieved in regards to our physical bodies – we may try to ‘update’ our shape and features with cosmetic surgery, but this shortsighted and deeply misguided attempt at prolonging our youth only inhibits our capacity to radiate our emotions through physical expression. It can’t keep us fresh and spry on the inside.
There is a new kid on the block…
If you’re on the Nyishar mailing list, chances are you’ll already know about this as well as have access to the discount code and number of awesome offers that were in yesterdays newsletter. Moral of the story: if you’re not on the mailing list already then there is still some time to rectify this oversight 🙂 It’s free and very much worth your time – especially if health is one of your priorities – and if it isn’t it quite likely will be one day!