Teasel flower essence is a classic in the collections of many North American herbalists and essence makers. It is Washington's tallest and most robust wildflower—the plants often reach seven feet or more. Such a strong and erect plant structure points to properties that are rebuilding and strengthening, and for this reason Ava often employs this flower essence for children and adults (frequently for the elderly) who are weak, feeble, recovering from a serious flu or another illness, who get sick often, or who have a weak body.
Since it is such a strong plant whose essence may express itself in many ways, we suggest refraining from taking the teasel essence during pregnancy.
Lacking assertiveness, worried about bullies, feeling small, fragile, physically vulnerable especially when surrounded by bigger personalities or bigger persons; on a physical level: weak or feeble, history of Lyme infection, chronic bacterial or undiagnosed or mysterious lingering and bothersome microbial infections.
Teasel is an essence for people who have trouble saying no and being assertive. This essence makes one feel stronger from inside out, bigger, more imposing. It is also one of the first essences to consider for people who feel they are going through life getting squashed by strong personalities around them, or who live in fear of big personalities, dictators, domineering types. Teasel is an excellent essence to consider if a child or teenager is suffering from a bully in their environment.
In Chinese medicine teasel is used for kidney yang deficiency, which roughly corresponds to adrenal weakness or depletion expressed as physical exhaustion or chronic fatigue, and sometimes for spleen deficiency, which manifests in the form of weak digestion or excessive worrying. Teasel is also famously used by herbalists and flower essence practitioners as a holistic adjunct in the treatment of Lyme disease, is the number-one herbal medicine for lupus, and can be used for a range of other conditions, including general physical weakness, recovery from illness, and joint pain combined with dryness.
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Shake the bottle before each use. Take 3 drops at a time onto the tongue or mixed with water 3–4 times a day, between meals and not with herbs or coffee.
Store away from sun exposure and excessive heat, but not in the fridge or freezer, and away from strongly scented substances.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), infusion of wild teasel (Dipsacus fullonum). Alcohol 22% by volume.
Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.