In Fret Not, three deeply supportive plants combine to offer respite for the anxious mind. Milky Oats help to literally rebuild frayed myelin sheath, or the insulating layer of protein and fatty substances that form around nerve endings, which can become physically damaged when we experience stress, anxiety and trauma. Tulsi, or Holy Basil, is a brightening, sweet and steadying plant whose adaptogenic properties enable it to help the body better adapt to stress. California Poppy provides a backbone of fast-acting anxiety relief.
Ingredients: High proof spirits, Milky Oat (Avena sativa) tops*, Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) leaf* and California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) flower*
None of the information contained herein is intended to diagnose or treat an illness. The author is not a doctor and this is not medical advice.
Olamina is a Black femme-owned apothecary crafting tinctures, teas, syrups and salves in unceded Lenni Lenape territory. Their mission is to help people ground into their own innate power as healers, draw strength from the plant world—and act on behalf of the planet. Founder Jess Turner is a clinical herbalist whose practice is centered on helping frontline communities—low-income, working-class and BIPOC communities who experience the “first and worst” impacts of climate change—repair through connection to the land and plants growing around them. In cities, these plants are often discarded as mere weeds.