Greetings from Lady Lasairfhíona inghean Tuathail (Murigheal O’Seannaig)!
As many of you know, I teach Apothecary medicine in the SCA. I currently hail from the Barony of Shattered Crystal in Southwest IL.
My experience in herbal medicine started when I was very young and my mother would teach me about different plants and herbs. Later I studied profusely and absorbed a lot of useful information. I became a nurse and then worked for a Naturalpath doctor and a Chinese doctor. This gave me more experience down non-traditional paths using herbs and natural therapies (chelation, ultraviolet blood irradiation, herbal supplements, cupping, reading the tongue, and more!). I also became experienced with using Kinesiology to learn what the patient needed as far as their deficiencies. I am currently Reiki 2 Certified and working on my Reiki Master and Advanced Herbalism certifications.
Now I still practice herbal medicine and medieval gardens – including poison gardens! I am a Master Herbalist and Kitchen Witch, who will always work with the land and what Mother Nature has given us before going down the chemical route.
In my own life, I practiced herbal medicine daily. I have severe autoimmunes that I keep at bay by using herbal medicines as much as possible. I am allergic to antibiotics due to my birth being delayed by a Catholic hospital who refused to do a c-section. My mother’s water broke on the 24th of Dec and I wasn’t born till the 19th of January. I was in the hospital off and on for the first few months of my life. An iridology report shows a mass build up of antibiotics in my irises. So, I just don’t take them.
I had breast surgery 2 years ago where my incisions opened up and after visiting a family member in the hospital, I ended up with MRSA and Pseudomonas in my open and raw incisions. For a month they kept trying to treat me with high doses of antibiotics. I was in the hospital for over 2 weeks and had to do IV therapy at home for an additional two weeks. They treated the incisions topically with silvadene and bactroban.
Left side incision had a 10.5 cm long opening that was about 5 cm wide. I also had a vertical opening that was the size of the face of a golf ball. Right side had an 8 cm long opening with 10 cm of tunneling inside the tissue.
My incisions would not heal and the pain was unbearable. Once the PICC line was out, I finally said screw it. I stopped all the meds they were giving me. CVS carries Manuka Honey in tubes and bandages in the pharmacy area. I cleaned the incisions with sterile saline by doing a gravity rinse. Then with a sterile gauze pad, I used straight 100% lavender oil on all of the open areas. After that, I covered it with the Manuka Honey and some vitamin E oil. By then, I couldn’t tape on gauze because the adhesive was taking my skin with it. I would just cover with a sports bra and an ace bandage wrap.
Week one: Tunneling was completely gone on the right side. You could already see new skin starting to form over the incisions.
Week two: All skin has reformed over the incisions and is completely healed.
I continued with the lavender and the vitamin E oil (Palmers) for a couple of weeks. This faded the scarring nicely even though I look kind of like Frankenstein sewn together since the incisions opened so wide. I do have some necrotic tissue inside that causes some pain, but everything else was healed with nature!
Surgery – November 26, 2016
Big Pharm: On Big Pharm Chemical Meds from November 26 – January 19. Healing was minimal and added more irritation and further conditions and sensitivity.
Herbal: Switched on Jan 19 and was healed by Feb 1.
Class Handouts and Presentations
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Class Files, Handouts, and Power Points
|Medieval Remedies||Medieval Remedies||12 MB||4/5/2017|
|Herbaruis Apothecaria||Healing Properties of Herbs||2.5 MB||5/25/2019|
|Herbarius Apothecaria||Skin – Hair – Lip Balm Recipes||206 KB||5/25/2019|
|SCA 50 Yr Medieval Apothecary Medicine||SCA50 – Medieval Apothecary Medicine||650 KB||6/22/2016|
|History and Making of Clove oil||History and Making of Clove Oil||240 KB||01/06/2017|
|Balds Leech Book||balds-leechbook||949 KB||10/27/2017|
|USDA Gardening Zone Map||See below|
|Medieval Gardening (Large File)||Medieval Gardens||59 MB||10/2/2016|
|Medieval Apothecary Sciences||Medieval Apothecary Sciences||15 MB||3/21/2016|
|De Simplicibus Medicamentis ex Occidentali India Delatis||De Simplicibus||11 MB||5/20/2019|