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Balm of Gilead Tree: Finding and Using Cottonwood and Poplar Tree Medicine

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article...Balm of Gilead is made from the sweet, sticky, resinous spring buds from the Cottonwood or Poplar tree in North America and many other temperate to colder climates. The resinous sap is filled with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and warming constituents or energy that feeds the young leaves as they develop, protecting them from disease and giving them the nutrition and energy they need to become the tree's powerhouse through summer.
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Motherwort

Leonurus cardiaca Energetic Properties and Uses

When you need a good hug, reach for Motherwort. In the line-up of heart-healing herbs, Motherwort is one of The Best herbs for soothing both a physically exhausted heart and an emotionally exhausted heart. Modern herbalists often look to this weedy member of the mint family for support in blends for racing heart and high blood pressure, hormone-induced emotional swings, and anxiety or nervousness you can't quite kick. The commonality to near all conditions is a relationship of some kind to the Heart.
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