BBL and ASP (antispasmodic) are used in a similar manner, but I find BBL to be more effective when applied externally than ASP and, when taken internally, BBL is more relaxing generally. ASP is just as strong at relieving muscle cramps.
BBL is particularly helpful for healing and relieving the pain of ear infections. Use 3 to 5 drops in the ear with 3 to 5 drops of EO. Place a bit of cotton ball in the ear after applying the tinctures. Alcohol tinctures would be best used in the ear as a glycerin is “sweet” and may feed a bacteria. If the ear infection is, without question, caused by a virus, glycerin can be used.
BBL is also useful for coughs, bronchitis, asthma conditions, uterine and pelvic problems, insomnia, headaches (back of head at base), high blood pressure, heart palpitations, and the onset of colds. Use in childbirth to relax the pelvic muscles. Remember BBL for rebuilding or healing nerves, as well as for relieving pain.
A few drops of BBL at bedtime can help you relax into sleep. BBL is especially calming for children. Use 20-40 drops in the tub for relaxation and pain relief. For convulsions brought on by fever, put at least 2 dropperfuls of BBL in a tub of tepid (lukewarm) water and place the child into it.
For internal use 10-20 drops is generally used.
Glycerin can be used to tincture the herb instead of the traditional alcohol (usually vodka). Glycerin’s (also known as glycerites) are popular to use for children, for those that are unable to consume alcohol, or for those that may have religious objections to consuming alcohol. Glycerin is not as effective as alcohol but is a good alternative.
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1.00 Black Cohosh
1.00 Blue Cohosh
1.00 Blue Vervain
Total herbs 4.5 oz