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Now that Fall is here, nurturing your our internal garden is essential. This season governs our sense of organization, setting limits and projecting boundaries. Our body is moving from being eternal and expansive (the nature of summer) to contractive and contemplative (the nature of autumn).

In Chinese medicine the organ associated with this season is the lungs. Emotionally the lungs are where we hold sadness and grief. The lungs are associated with clear thinking and communication, openness to change and new ideas, and the ability to let go a relax. When out of balance, we are dealing with seemingly unknown sadness and grief, and intense emotions that pour out of nowhere. So here's a potion to clear deep-seated grief.

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Lung and Immunity Potion


  • Handful of reishi mushrooms
  • 1 Tsp rose hips
  • 1-2 Tsp raw honey (or your choice of sweetener)

Add 1 teaspoon of reishi powder (or a handful of the chunks) to 2 cups of water. Boil for 20 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of rose hips. Boil for another 10-15 minutes. Strain and add honey to taste. Your concentrate keeps in the fridge for up to 5-6 days. Keep it on hand so you can pour yourself a cup when needed.

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Medicinal Qualities:

Physically: Master lung tonic and immunity booster.

Emotionally: Clears old and deep-seated grief.

Spiritually: Clears inherited patterns from family wounds.

From our website: Adaptogenic Formula - 7 Mushroom Tonic or our Healthy Lungs, Herbal Smoke.

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Adriana Ayales is a Founding Creator and botanist. When she's not writing for, you can find her at the apothecary Botica & Co. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.