True Alerts – Spring Allergy Alert

New over the counter (OTC) remedies (and some herbals) to help you in the Spring.

The spring time allergy season is upon us again.

Even though it was a winter for the history books, with long bitter cold periods, the suffering may still be considerable due to the accumulated moisture, etc.

There are a few spring allergy suggestions that we might make.Histaminum hydrochloricum 30X

  1. Allium cepa 8X –
    for runny nose and watery, itchy eyes (similar to the symptoms you might get when cutting onions)
  2. Arsenicum metallicum 6X –
    if the discharges are accompanied by a burning sensation
  3. Berberis vulgaris 6X –
    if you suffer of swollen, congested nasal passages (especially in the presence of polyps).
  4. Histaminum hydrochloricum 30X –
    lessens the allergic reaction in general and could be combined with any other remedy.
  5. Mercurius 30X –
    whenever there is a lot of mucous production, cough, copious runny nose, etc.

Also: herbal supplements!

In terms of natural ingredients it is surprising how effective the frankincense spice could be!

It is also known as boswellia, and its most active ingredient is the so called AKBA.

Probably breathing in the vapors of frankincense at the altar alone will not do the trick, but properly prepared and taken as a nutritional supplement, it could be a godsend.

Here is some of the evidence that it may help. Research, on both animals and in humans, has shown that boswellia extracts, taken frequently throughout the day, improved the frequency and severity of all those physiological functions that ultimately lead to the well known allergic symptoms: boswellia lowered eosinophilic counts, reduced mast cell degranulation, lessened shortness of breath, and increased pulmonary function, such as an increase in FEV 1 and FVC.

It goes without saying that the organism as a whole can be helped by lowering dairy, gluten and spice intake.

A very interesting attempt can also be made with a new suggestion that we would like to make: drink daily for the duration of the season a sugar free lemonade with quince added!

Lemon and QuinceIt is not just the additional vitamin C that will help, but rather specifically the living forces that are manifested in those fruits: the hard leathery rind and the sour taste indicate that very profound structural forces are inherent in these plants. They counteract the dispersing gesture of the allergy.

Let us know how these suggestions worked for you.

Have a great Spring season!

Your True Botanica Team

True Botanica March Updates

In case you missed any of the exciting March announcements, updates or sales, here’s a quick recap to catch you up to speed:

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Globule vs. Liquid – What’s the difference?

You may have noticed we now offer our new OTC Homeopathic/Anthroposophic products in both globule and liquid form. Both are tested to have “Verified” Potencies. So while each has its own advantage, there aren’t any disadvantages.

Products You Should Know – Allium Cepa 8X

For temporary relief to allergic symptoms in the eyes, nose and respiratory tract – especially when you experience symptoms similar to what you would experience when cutting an onion: red, watery, itchy eyes, a runny nose or a raspy cough – consider taking first the Allium Cepa 8X or later the 30X if additional dose is requird.Assorted Onions

Note the new 8X potency. Our potentized products are special, among other reasons, since we verify that our potencies are active! No one else does that!

Click here to learn more about Allium Cepa 8X.

Now On Sale – Chamomile Forte CreamChamomile Forte Cream

Our Chamomile Forte Cream is now on sale for a 10% discounted price! Click here to order (for professional, wholesale pricing, please give us a call at 800-315-8783 extension 8).

Limited Time Offer – While Supplies Last

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Our Refreshing Foot Cream is still on Sale for 10% off!! Be sure to order yours now, while supplies last. 

Click here to order (for professional, wholesale pricing, please give us a call at 800-315-8783 extension 8).

Don’t Forget to Stay Connected with These Resources

Be sure to sign up for these great resources so you can have updates emailed directly to you!

Clinical Resources – Paulina Medical Clinic website
Anthroposophy, Research, Education & Events – True Botanica Foundation website

Exciting New Workshop Coming Soon to Boston!

The True Botanica Foundation has an exciting weekend workshop on Anthroposophic Medicine scheduled May 2nd and 3rd in Boston!

Are you interested in?

  • Too Tired – Too Wired?
  • What are anthroposophical core supplements;
  • Immunizations
  • Technology and Anthroposophy
  • Actively performing daily Eurythmy movements
  • What is on the horizon in terms of anthroposophical ideas on diets and medicines

Join us as we explore these topics and more, while working together to deepen our understanding of anthroposophic medicine.

Sponsored in part by the Anthroposophical Society in Greater Boston, all events will be held at the Lexington Waldorf School in Lexington, MA.

Click here for full workshop brochure.

Visit www.truebotanicafoundation.org/events/ for a list of all previous and upcoming events.

Foot Massage ! For Your Health and Tiredness

An Integral Part of Anthroposophic Therapeutics

We have known for centuries that the whole body, with every single organ, is mapped on the soles of the feet. Foot Reflexology, a treatment that pays attention to this detail, has been successfully practiced due to the understanding that all organs are projected on the foot sole. That means our feet are pretty important!Feet

Massaging the foot can have a significantly invigorating effect on the whole body, both for your health and your energy. After a long day, an evening foot massage can restore a lot of the energy that is lost throughout the day. Not only that, it feels great!

Rudolf Steiner recommends foot massages, for example, in headaches as a means of attracting the astral body to the region opposite the head and decongesting the affected area. Who knew the bottom of your feet could affect how the top of your body feels!

In addition, R. Steiner recommends the massage of the heel in thyroid concerns. He gives, of course, innumerable indications for the feet in the practice of eurythmy. Overall the feet may affect the health of the entire body just by how they affect the position and function of the spinal column.

Using just your hands, or perhaps trying our cream, take time out of your day and give the foot massage a try for your health or to overcome tiredness.

We would like to know what you think!

Rudolf Steiner’s Birthday

Today is Rudolf Steiner’s birthday. There is some controversy on whether he was born on February 25, or on February 27th 1861. Either way these next few days are a good time to turn our thoughts, feelings and will impulses toward this individuality.

To the Jesus Being the Three Kings brought Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

What can we bring Rudolf Steiner this year, and increasingly every year, as a worthy gift?

Rudolf Steiner once said that he did not want to be revered but rather he intensely wished to be understood. Because to truly and really understand him is to understand ourselves to Know Ourselves.

So let’s bring him our understanding. Let’s try to better comprehend his intentions, his impulses. Let’s ask the questions that will lead us to “get it”.

It is a worthwhile endeavor. Understanding his work, Anthroposophy, the science of the Spiritual Man, ultimately benefits us ourselves. As the saying goes

“It helps us to become what we are.”

Ross Rentea MD

Share the Love with True Botanica – Valentine’s Day Gift Giving Guide

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Celebrate someone you love this Valentine’s Day by giving them the gift of True Botanica.

Here are a few of our Valentine’s Day gift ideas:

Boswellia Lip Balm (see below for the perfect DIY gift idea!)
Refreshing Foot Cream
Hand & Body Cream
Face Moisturizing Cream
Real Arnica Massage Oil
Bath Oils
Salt Scrubs

Click here for details

Or – Let them choose! True Botanica offers Gift Certificates! Contact us at 262-912-0970 ext. 8 today and we will customize a gift certificate for your loved one!

Feeling crafty? Check out this do-it-yourself Lip Balm Holder, the perfect accessory for gifting a Boswellia Lip Balm! Click here to learn how!

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What are your favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas?

Brain Fog – A New Anthroposophic Way to Help

Brain Fog – A New Anthroposophic Way to Help!

We all know the feeling: the evening comes, we are tired and we have difficulty concentrating; or after the all too big lunch (or any meal) and we can barely keep the head up- let alone have the crisp mind for mental activity.

Even worse this condition can be nearly permanent in some people!

To help with this “state of mind” we need to understand some basic physiology from an anthroposophic point of view first. These insights were given by Rudolf Steiner in a lecture on 3.22.1923.

During eating, the digestive process gets activated and the etheric, life forces in the intestines become stronger. Additionally, an etheric image is generated by the plant product that has just been consumed. (It is similar with eating animal foods.) However, whatever excess activity has been generated in the metabolism is usually neutralized within a day or so.

Very importantly, however, while this is going on in the lower organism a “negative” is also created automatically in the upper organism, in the brain.

That is the rule for regular edible plants. A poisonous plant though has an additional element in this configuration. The poison is of an “astral”, soul like nature, normally seen only in animals but not “appropriate” in herbs and thus of more significant consequence. When we consume such a plant a much stronger form results in the intestine and the form does not get cleared so rapidly. It lingers much longer. The same goes for the “negative” created in the brain. It remains there much longer also. It also adds an additional “astrality”, soul quality, and yes, awakeness in the mind.

If this process is repeated over and over, an overcoming of the “foggy” mind, an overcoming of the mere “vegging”, numb, out of focus feeling, is achieved.

The most characteristic plant that is helpful in this respect is Hyoscyamus niger- black henbane.

Hyoscyamus 6x taken several times a day, throughout a longer period of time is a great remedy in this respect. (The same in a slightly different way can be accomplished with Belladonna.)  

Holiday Cosmetics Sale & Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List!

 True Botanica is having a Holiday Sale on 4 of our most popular cosmetics: Face Moisturizing Cream, Hand & Body Cream, Refreshing Foot Cream and Cleansing Cream.

Purchase 2 or more select cosmetics and receive 30% off using discount code COS30 now through December 17th, 2013.    

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 True Botanica cosmetics are not only known as being very high quality creams, but are also known for their hypo-allergenic nature, and contain special gemstones and other natural oils to increase their energetic and spiritual effects! 

Perfect for the upcoming Holiday season as gifts, be sure to purchase now through December 17th using code COS30 to receive 30% off!

Need more ideas? Check out all our wonderful Holiday Gift Ideas here

Or, let them choose! True Botanica also offers gift certificates. To purchase a gift certificate please call 800-294-0043.

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Invite Us to Your Community

Invite us to your Community!

True Botanica Group 2013

Dear Customers, Colleagues, Friends,

For the last several years the True Botanica Foundation has traveled nationwide educating audiences in anthroposophy and anthroposophic medicine.

We would be happy to come to your community – large or small – and give workshops or lectures should there be interest in any of the following (or other) topics:

  • Anthroposophic answers in the treatment of illnesses (metabolic, cardiovascular, women’s health concerns, etc);
  • Emotional healing with anthroposophic remedies (overcoming stress, grief, traumas, etc);
  • Understanding constitutional types in children and dealing with children’s problems;
  • Learning eurythmy movements for daily practice;
  • Presentations on the esoteric basis of anthroposophic medicine;
  • Breakthroughs in anthroposophic medical research and new anthroposophic remedies.
  • Goetheanistic approaches to human physiology and natural science.

These presentations are offered by the doctors leading the TB Company and the TB Foundation. We have over 30 years of practice in anthroposophic medicine and over 40 years in study and living with anthroposophy.

You may see example of past educational activities on our Foundation website http://www.truebotanicafoundation.org/events/ .

We would assume essentially all the costs involved (f. ex. travel) and rely on donations to support the continuation of these activities.

We would be grateful for your support and suggestions in “spreading the word”.

Friendly yours,

Ross Rentea MD and the True Botanica Foundation

9/11 – An anthroposophic Observation

Twelve years ago the Twin Towers catastrophe happened. It has left an indelible imprint on our culture and hearts and minds.

And yet there is still another reason why this day should live in our consciousness.

Rudolf Steiner marks in his Calendar the 11th of September as a commemoration day of the Patriarch ABRAHAM! This indication is not to be taken lightly.

Abraham was entrusted by the spiritual world with the mission of quite literally introducing the logical thinking and nature observation into his descendants – into us. Up to then the world had been understood more through powers of mysticism. He was to begin the process of deciphering the mysteries of the natural, observable world by using the powers of logical reasoning, by understanding that the laws of the cosmos, of the stars are found in the world of the senses. Antimonium Crudum 6X bottle with sealsThe world of the Gods was to be discovered hence forth as also manifested in the earth not just to be experienced in the “heavens”. Such, according to Rudolf Steiner is the deeper meaning of the Biblical pronouncement that “your descendants shall be ordered by the laws of the stars.” This leads then to the formation of the 12 Tribes, and so on. (According to R. Steiner it is a mistranslation to say simply that his descendants were to be as numerous as the  stars, or as numerous as the sand by the sea.) All this happened in the 3rd millennium B.C.

However, following spiritual law individualities as exalted as Abraham most accomplish their mission twice! The second time needs to be in a sense a mirror image of the first.

Beginning with the year 2000 for the rest of the 3rd millennium Abraham now leads mankind to recognize that the spiritual laws manifest in the stars must be consciously understood in the culture, the nature and the substances around us. Just as he led mankind previously into a deeper connection with the earth this individuality will lead mankind now to a reconnecting with the spiritual impulses of the cosmos.

Millions of people are beginning to consider 9/11 as a day of service and are urging that 9/11 be designated as a National Day of Service. Let’s go in the deepest direction. We can consider September the 11, every year, in the spirit of Abraham, to be the beginning of a year in which impulses are to be renewed, impulses that lead to understanding the connection of our health substances with the star impulses that give them strength.

We are particularly grateful that the Launch of our new OTC Line of remedies with their Validated Potencies, and their decided connection to cosmic impulses, happens to fall on this day.

Please join us in celebrating with us.

– The True Botanica Team