Have you ever had winter rashes or eczema? My youngest daughter has been playing Ringette for three years now. Ringette is a winter sport played on the ice, where teams pass a rubber ring around the ice and try and score goals. It’s similar to hockey but the sticks are straight and the rules of the game are different. Like any sport where you sweat, it comes with it’s share of smells and rashes. My daughter already has sensitive skin, so once winter comes her skin dries out really bad and she gets raw rashes on the top of her hands. When she started playing Ringette her hands sweat a lot in her hockey gloves, which made her rash much worse. I would do anything to help ease her itchy, sore rash. I was so excited to hear about Pure Hazelwood jewelery and how it could help her rash! This amazing company was started when a gift of a hazel wood necklace helped a baby’s teething pain naturally. The mother and father, Geneviève Lagacé & Patrick Lafond couldn’t find any more hazelwood necklaces so they decided to make their own. The hazelwood used to create Pure Hazelwood jewellery comes from the beaked hazel shrub, often called ”hazel tree”. This shrub is indigenous to Quebec and can be found in the Saguenay, Gaspésie and New Brunswick areas of Canada. It has a long history as an astringent in traditional medicine.
Several ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological studies have shown that Amerindians used beaked hazel wood to cure various diseases. For example, the Iroquois prepared a tea from its branches to heal dental pain. The Ojibwas used its roots, mixed with other species, to heal pulmonary hemorrhaging. The Algonquins drank a tea made of twig, leaves, and branches to heal heart disease and intestinal problems. The Abenakis prepared a bark infusion to heal eye problems. The Cris healed heart disease with a tea extracted from the twigs. Amerindians made external use of the plant by placing a necklace made of branch pieces around a baby’s neck to calm teething pain.
I wish I had know about this jewellery when my children were babies, but I can’t wait to see how it helps with my daughter’s rashes this winter! I love how pretty the jewellery is too!
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