Ghost Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)
Never ever in all my wildcrafting have I ever seen this magical plant in person. I came across 8 big separate clusters of it while taking some me time this week. I truly believe it does not show itself to you unless you need it and I did ethically harvest some and felt it was ok since I found so much growing in the forest.
Ghost Pipe seems to offer an aligning, re-regulating, reordering, and soothing of a chaotic mind or unmanageable pain both physical and mental.
David Winston writes that Ghost Pipe is “not your normal analgesic.” Many people report the experience of taking this herb while experiencing strong physical pain and, while the pain does not go away, the individual is less attached to the pain, able to tolerate it, often feeling that they are standing beside it and watching it happen. Winston says this is called “antinociceptive,” meaning that the herb “reduces sensitivity to painful stimuli” and “raises the threshold for pain.” The same is true for emotional or psychologically painful situations, in which the person suffering is able experience relief from the intensity and to examine the experience with a little bit of spaciousness, a degree of separation. Sometimes, an individual experiences chronic or regular nervous dysregulation, either through painful autoimmune situations or extreme psychiatric states.
+ Intense pain that interferes with ability to sleep + Painful conditions in which the individual needs to remain awake, grounded, present + Physical or emotional pain that is overwhelming + Pain that is paralyzing due to overload of sensory information, psycho-emotional shock + Anxiety or panic attack due to emotional or sensory overload + Headaches caused by traumatic brain injury + Acute psychiatric states, PTSD
NEW // 8 ml dropper bottle
When it’s gone it is gone!