I just harvested the first batch of Grey Rabbitbrush to add to my magikal and medicinal collection. I even got a few of the rare pods. I already harvested this season's juniper berries and leaves. And now that I have my decades-old, Prymal Protection incense starter unpacked, this year's incense will be extra special in preparation for this winter's dark culmination work. And I even scored some of my secret ingredient that has not been necessary since the early 90s. Will be picking that up on the trip to pick up a valuable member for her onsite Spirit Quest. The three of us will be brewing up this phases' specialty incense following the Samhain Eve Dumb Supper later this week.
I have some of the starter incense available for sale for special order prior to the level up of this season for an entirely different purpose. So if you need to order some of the base starter before it mutates to the next phase, please let me know. After the Samhain New Year 2020, the community incense will have a TOTALLY different essence and will only be available to fully vested members moving forward.
According to SacredEssences.com, the frequencies they have found aligned with Rabbitbrush are as follows:
"...The bees here work with Intent. Moving from one Rabbitbrush flower to the next,
they create a busy, integrating Energy to this breathtaking sacred Mesa slope. The essence of Rabbit-brush works to strengthen your Ability to Perceive and then to Hold Focus to the Visions and Projects of your life…offering Support when you lack the Inspiration to Create or See the Scope of the Big Picture of your creation, while helping to also meet Feelings of Overwhelm when you feel Bogged-down or Lost in Details. Offering Clarity of Thought that aids your Capacity to See and Set Long-range Goals, the essence also can help you to Concentrate and Follow Through with the various Details required to Actualize your Purpose.
The Rabbit-brush essence encourages you to Think Ahead and to Take your Ideas and Design the Blueprints necessary to Bring your Intentions to Form. This is an excellent essence to support the Architect within you to design your Dream then to Take the Steps Necessary to make the Dream a Reality by Paying Close Attention to the Details that Create a True Work of Art. The flower essence of Rabbitbrush growing high on the precipice of the Mesa offers Insight and Strategy when you feel Lost in the Big Picture, unable to Focus Down on Specifications, while at the same time Opening Out the Focus if you are so Fixated on Detail that you have Lost Sight of what you are trying to accomplish. Helping you to Integrate the Great with the Small is the Spiritual Gift of the Mesa’s beautiful yellow flower."
And according to twinrocks.com:
Dezba: Woman of the Desert; 1939, Gladys A. Reichard.
The so-called Mormon tea or Brigham tea is a mountain bush that grows on high slopes. There are two kinds: one of yellowish green and the other of purplish green. On a few occasions our camp had a Mormon cook who knew not only how to prepare food well, but also a great deal about plants and animals. I had the opportunity of drinking some of this tea prepared by him. When it is brewed from the fresh plant, it has a n astringent taste; otherwise it tastes like sarsaparilla and is quite pleasant. The plants should be dried in the sun and then boiled for ten to fifteen minutes to make the tea. Our cook told us that Brigham tea grows at higher levels to get away from sheep! All animals are very fond of it. When suffering from distemper, horses and cattle develop a great craving for it. The Early pioneers, while crossing the desert, found that it made a good drink, and considered it Heaven-sent. There is even a patented concoction made from this herb and sold today over the counter. The manufacturer claims that it possesses blood-purifying properties. Though Brigham tea belongs to the Ephedra family and a Chinese species has served as the source of ephedrine or ma huang for more than four thousand years, our American plant, despite numerous tests, has never yielded any such drug. Navajos also are fond of Brigham tea. They incorporate the seeds of the plant in the preparation of a bitter bread and they also roast and eat the seeds as we do peanuts. Sometimes they use it in their ceremonials. An infusion made from the plant itself is given by the medicine men to patients who are suffering from genito-uninary diseases. Pgs. 142-143 The rabbitbrush is generally scorned because it supplies food primarily to the rodents. It grows most abundantly at low altitudes on deep alkaline, arid, or semi-arid soil; and its companions are usually saltbrush, greasewood, and sage. However, it it weren't for this homely bush, some parts of the desert which lack water and are rich in alkali would be almost completely barren and unattractive. Its deep and extensive roots are impediments to wind and water and erosion. In the late summer it becomes more attractive because of its small yellow flowers, which grow in clusters of five to thirty. The Navajos have always valued the flowers as ingredients of a decoction for dyeing wool yellow. Pg. 144 Guayule, a species known as the rubber rabbitbrush, contains rubber. With the stoppage of imported rubber from the South Pacific, it became on of the most important crops in the West. The Indians have always appreciated the rubber rabbitbrush because they have derived chewing gum from its wood and bark. Pg. 144 Sagebrush often brings on hayfever in susceptible individuals. Made into tea, it is used by Navajos to treat colds and diarrhea, as an eye and hair wash, as a general tonic, and as an antiseptic for wounds. It also provides abundant fuel for the Navajo hogans. Pg. 145 The fungi growing on tree trunks are of different shades of yellow and are almost as colorful as the rocks lichens. They too are disintegrating agents, hastening the decomposition of old tree trunks. One of these fungi, known as bracket fungus, was formerly used by the Navajos as punk for carrying fire. Pg. 146 The medicine man knows his herbs, where to get them, and how to prepare them, even though they are of only secondary importance in the ceremony of chasing out the evil spirit by magic and the propitiation of the gods. When collecting his seeds, leaves, or roots for the preparation of powders or infusions, he is careful that the plants and earth out of which all these good things come are not offended. After locating a desired plant, he sprinkles ceremonial corn pollen over it. He talks to it, sings to it, and gives presents to it. His presents are turquoise, shell, or some other mineral - gifts he would offer to his gods or his best friends - for he considers plants to be animate creatures. After he has said prayers, he leaves the plant, going around it sunwise to gather plants of the same species in the vicinity. By starting from the east and going through the south to the west, he follows the sun and thus imitates its beneficences. Of course, it is possible that some of the herbs contain valuable drugs which some day we may be able to isolate; but if we do, these will be new drugs which are not known to Navajos as such. The amount of any real drug which we may be able to isolate must be present in today's Navajo medicinal infusions in only infinitesimal doses - not enough to produce definite therapeutic benefit. However, we must leave this problem to our research pharmacologists to ferret out. If an infusion or tea has to be made from these herbs, a medicine man is called in to prepare the concoction, say prayers, and sing for one to three nights from sunset to sunrise."