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Kiyani Botanics

CALMING SALVE IN NAVAJO HERBAL BOX

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Ingredients

CALMING SALVE
helianthus annus (sunflower seed oil) infused with: juniperus communis (juniper) gutierrezia sarothrae (broomweed), artemisia tridentata (sagebrush), cera alba (beeswax), angifera indica seed butter (mango butter), squalane, tocopheryl (vitamin E) acetate
HERBS
juniperus communis (juniper) gutierrezia sarothrae (broomweed), artemisia tridentata (sagebrush), cera alba

Info

13 g. in recyclable aluminum container
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Reduce your waste with our refill system
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Hand made in Wide Ruins, AZ or Maine (depending on the location of the maker). Wild harvested in Wide Ruins, AZ

This Navajo herbal box is crafted for you to fully embrace the essence of the herbs in our calming salve. We’ve created this for you to touch, inhale, and appreciate the plants that are helping so many of you with your skin conditions.

Foraged and prepared by multiple generations of the Wide Ruins community on the Navajo Nation, these herbs hold a special heritage.

10% of this medicine boxes proceeds will go to Kiyani’s Give Back Initiatives. Through this fund, we have a track record of providing firewood, food, and water to the elders of Wide Ruins. Our next project is skills training for middle and high school students in the community.

Juniper – gad – Juniper can be found across the Navajo Nation and dots valleys and our rocky landscape with its resilient presence. From the kitchen to healing, juniper serves many purposes. When turned into ash, it enhances blue corn mush and adds additional nutrients to this breakfast staple. The seeds can be crafted into beads and serve as protection beads. Juniper can also be made into a hot compress or brewed as a tea to soothe an upset stomach.

Broomweed – Ch’il yeesi – One of the first signs of early spring is the green foliage of broomweed. It is used in ceremonies, along with other herbs and prayer, to heal internal infections. Fresh broomweed can also be used to relieve the itch of bug bites during the summer season. A useful remedy to know when you're herding sheep in a remote areas and have to depend on the land.

Sagebrush – ts’ah - The smell that reminds me of home and brings fond memories of my great grandpa. Used in ceremony and as a tea that cleanses. As a cleansing tea, sagebrush is used very sparingly as a little bit goes a long ways.

How to use your Medicine Box:

Cleansing Bath

To transcend yourself to the southwest, where wild ponies live freely on hills of sagebrush and juniper, the contents of your medicine box can be used to create a soothing bath.

1.       Seep the contents of the medicine box in hot water (5-8 cups) to make a tea bath.

2.       Seep for 4-10 minutes.

3.       Strain (optional) the plant material and pour the tea into your bath water.

4.       Breathe in the steam to fully cleanse yourself.

Steam Therapy – Navajo Style

Steam therapy can help relieve congestion and soothe respiratory passages, providing comfort when you're feeling congested.

1. Carefully pour hot water into a large bowl. Ensure the bowl is placed on a sturdy surface.

2. Add half of the medicine box of herbs to the hot water

3. Sit comfortably at a table with the bowl of hot water in front of you. Lean over the bowl, keeping your face about 10-12 inches above the water.

4. Drape a towel over your head and the bowl to trap the steam. Be careful not to let the towel touch the hot water to avoid any accidents.

5. Inhale the Steam -Close your eyes and breathe deeply through your nose for 5-10 minutes. Take breaks if you feel too hot or uncomfortable. You can lift a corner of the towel to let in some cooler air if needed.

6. After steaming, blow your nose to clear out any loosened mucus. Drink a glass of water to stay hydrated.

Safety Tips:

- Ensure the water is hot but not boiling to avoid burns.

- Keep your face at a safe distance from the water.

- Do not use steam therapy if you have certain medical conditions such as asthma, heart conditions, or severe respiratory infections without consulting a healthcare provider.

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Valerie Schweda

Calming Salve in Navajo Herbal Box