Cooperative Medicine: @mountainjewel’s Goldenseal Tincture Review and Product Feature

Howdy y’all! Nate again. It’s been a while.

I’m back with a review of one of the many products I’ve bought through Homesteaders Co-op.

Backstory:

The past few weeks I’ve been dealing with some respiratory issues that I think are stemming from lack of sleep and exposure to welding fumes at work. These two things have stressed my immune system to the point that, after I’ve worked to resolve them, I’m left dealing once again with my all-too-familiar upper respiratory problems.

Symptoms:

Low endurance, shortness of breath, productive cough with sweet tasting, foul smelling mucous production, bloody sinus drainage, extremely frequent yawning indicative of inefficient breathing, and light wheezing.

Course of action:

Being keen on avoiding a modern medical systems (i.e. debt and unwholesome solutions), I turned to the greatest and easiest alternative economic model available: Homesteaders Co-op.

I looked over the available medicinal products and discovered @mountainjewel‘s Goldenseal Tincture:

Internally, it has been used primarily to treat infections of mucus membranes; sinuses, respiratory tract, throat, mouth and urinary tract.

Sounds good! I ordered and consulted Wren of @mountainjewel.

A few other herbs were recommended (Mullein, echinacea, and elecampane), which I will be buying Monday, as I’ve not had the time to get to the herb store this weekend. We need a medicinal herb vendor (or ten) in the Co-op…

Of course the tincture arrived promptly as always with incredible communication from Wren and Ini. I was planning on checking the tracking information the day after it ended up arriving.

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What a beautiful label. I’m told by Ini that the label was all Wren.

Dosage instructions are 10-30 drops daily. Good to go, 30 drops is about 1/2 of the glass part of a dropper. This photo is almost two doses.

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I love the beautiful warm color of it. The taste in water is very powerfully green. After four doses, I’m feeling the effects. My cough has lessened, mucous production is down, and I’m yawning less, indicating my breathing is more effective.

As the medicine was recommended in conjunction with the other herbs, I’ll be pursuing the complete route as mentioned. I’m looking forward to the complete resolution of my issue without modern antibiotics. As more herbs become available on the Co-op, it will be more possible to not only participate in an alternative to the industrial medical system, but the fiat money system as well, making this a holistic counter-economic endeavour.

In the name of holistic health and the search for a long term treatment of this recurring issue, I’ve been focusing on getting better sleep by sleeping with ear plugs and an eye covering. I sleep during the day, which is unnatural and sadly unavoidable for me right now. Light and noise from the family are inevitable factors as a result, and these new sleep practices are proving helpful. I’ve also started using better respiratory safety practices at work and I’ve been getting back on my gallon a day water consumption. A holistic approach is the best way to deal with health issues.

Of course it would be prudent of me to explain that I’m not a doctor and I’m not fit to give medical advice to anyone else, and am taking my own health in my own hands. That deep of a personal choice is yours to make for yourself.

I hope this review of my second tincture purchase will help someone else in their search for a natural alternative medical treatment. The empowerment of people through this co-operative is growing in leaps and bounds, and I aim to highlight that with every contributory post. This is the kind of social progress that people look for in blockchain. Freedom of money that can lead to freedom in many other parts of life.

Be blessed.
Be fruitful.
Stay relevant.

Nate

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