NOTE: Since I only use fresh herbs and product, they are seasonal items and in limited supply. Please inquire.
Welcome to my website Luna Doncella. First and foremost, I'm not a retail store. My passion and hobby of herbal knowledge goes back to my (Slavic) Ukrainian parents. My mother's garden of herbs, sacred Artemesia, roses, currents, gooseberries, nettles- my father's cherry, pears, plums & linden trees..all went to medicinal teas, jams, wine, etc. Combined early on with a deep respect of Native American spirituality and history- having studied Anthropology for two years; one of which was dedicated to Native American, I became a member of Ganondagan Organization. This included taking medicinal tea classes with Jeanne Shenendoah (Onondaga) and herbal identification walks with Dr. Les Moore- later under Dr. Moore, obtaining my Medicinal Herbal Certification through Classical Formulas at Clifton Springs Hospital and the Botanical Institute.
Integrated Energy Therapy - with Hallie Sawyer
Therapeutic Aromathearpy - with Hallie Sawyer
Medicinal Herbs - with Dr. Les Moore
Member of the Rochester Herb Society
New York State licensed Vendor
Do not be fooled by elaborate preparation techniques and designer products. The simpler the preparation the more positive results. Well formulated mixtures should be direct & elegant.
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2018 - more to come...
Ithaca Spring Festival, in the Commons June 2 & June 3
Cazenovia Art Fair, Saturday June 30 & Sunday July 1
Lavender Festival, Red Creek NY Saturday July 14, Sunday July 15
September - Golden Harvest festival- Beaver Lake Nature Center Baldwinsville, NY September 8 & 9
September - Apple Harvest festival Ithaca NY September 29 & 30th
LUNA DONCELLA? A passion of ancient history and ancient cultures / civilizations, I chose the name for my Website Lunadoncella. Lunadoncella meaning Moon Maiden in Italian/Spanish was inspired by the 500-year old mummy of a 15-year-old girl known as "La Doncella" (the maiden). She was unnearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of
MountLlullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of the Chilean border. In ancient times, the children were sacrificed as part of a religious ritual, known as capacocha. They walked hundreds of miles to and from ceremonies in Cuzco and were then taken to the summit of Llullaillaco (yoo-yeye-YAH-co), given chicha (maize beer), and, once they were asleep, placed in underground niches, where they froze to death. Only beautiful, healthy, physically perfect children were sacrificed, and it was an honor to be chosen. According to Inca beliefs, the children did not die, but joined their ancestors and watched over their villages from the mountaintops like angels.
Some DIY recipes for you to try at home:
TURMERIC JUICE TO PREVENT TUMOR GROWTH
In a Juicer:
2 green apples
1 thumb size fresh ginger root
4 thumb size fresh turmeric root
a dash of ground black pepper
1 lemon, peeled
Pass through a Juicer Drink immediately.
FULL OF CALCIUM KALE JUICE:
3 kale leaves
2 collard leaves
handful of cilantro
1 red bell pepper
Pass through juicer
FYI: Tart Cherry extract is 10x more effective at relieving inflammation. Ginger is an effective anti inflammatory that helps alleviate pain. Capsaicin that give chilies their heat, improves circulation for arthritis sufferers.
Drink this at the first sign of a cold or Flu
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 small chunks of Ginger, grated
1 lemon juiced
1 tsp raw honey
Stir into a cup of hot water and let steep at least 5 minutes before drinking
Organic and Natural Toothpaste 2oz Glass Jars $6.50. A proprietary blend of organic coconut oil, (CHOOSE) Peppermint Oil or Anise Seed Oil, stevia, vegetable glycerin, baking soda, Pascalite clay, Comfrey Root and Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. All you need is a soft toothbrush- a little goes a long way. Also, I have Rose Organic and Natural Toothpaste.
Black Salve-Activated Hardwood Charcoal with organic Jojoba, Plantain, Shea Butter, wild crafted Pine Resin.. Old folk remedy for drawing splinters, bee stings, cuts-rashes. 1oz $6.00
SEA SALT SALINE SINUS SPRAY: 1oz Amber Glass Spray $8.00. To relieve congestion and dry stuffy noses. Made with natural sea salt, springwater, certified organic aloe vera gel, rosemary oil and organic dried horseradish. Not to be used when there is indication of sinus infection.
HERBAL PIMPLE JUICE: 1oz Glass $12.00 Time honored bacteria fighting herbs such as Myrrh, Tea Tree, Echinacea, Goldenseal infused for several days. Dab on Pimple juice with q-tip or cotton ball directly on acne.
ORGANIC BLUE LUNA BELLY RUB - Bringing warmth and energy to the womb/belly area, by bringing a gentle, warming, soothing massage comfort. Ingredients: Organic: coconut oil, Homemade Ginger Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Sesame Seed oil, Infused with wild crafted crampbark, Organic Wild Yam, Pure essential oils of Frankincense, Chamomile, Bergamot, Rose, Vanilla Absolute and Lavender. Home cooked in a water bath and poured into 2oz containers $10.00 ORGANIC LEMON ICE FOOT BALM: Natural Ghana Shea Butter, Golden Jojoba, Coconut Oil, Homegrown and Homemade Calendula Oil, Homegrown and Homemade Evening Primrose Oil, Black Seed Oil which includes essential oils such as Lemon, Lemon Tea Tree, Rosemary, Myrrh, Peppermint. Packaged in 2oz containers. A pea size amount is all you need to massage one of the most important parts of your body - the feet. 2oz jar $10.00
ORGANIC / WILD CRAFTED DREAM THYME SALVE - Apply Dream Time Salve to your temples at bedtime to encourage imaginative dreams. Made with homegrown Mugwort, homegrown Hops, homegrown Rosemary, homegrown Spearmint, homegrown Calendula, homegrown Sage homegrown Lavender, beeswax, Organic Sunflower Oil, Vitamin E. Lavender Essential Oils. 2oz $9.00
The world of dreams is a fascinating place. Philosophers have hypothesised that the waking world is all a dream, and dreams the reality. Even animals dream. Man has always known that some dreams are augurs of the future. There are rare occasions when a dream is a straightforward prediction of events to come.
Ever since fragrances were extracted from plants, they have been used to please us. In ancient Egypt, only members of the pharaoh's family, priests and government officials were permitted to use perfumes. Essential oils emphasize an individual's character. Their fragrance provides a secret message about our mood and longing sent to people around us. .5ml amber glass bottles. $18.00 unless otherwise noted**
NOTE: Aromatherapy Essential Oils used are both Therapeutic Grade and Fine Viscous Absolutes/Extracts/Oils of excellent quality without containing potentially toxic ketones or hexane found in common brands. At time of order, please allow at least 5 days for the oils to marry together. Blends are your personal aromas and work with your individual chemistry
** FAIRY MAGIC - Jasmine, Citron, Rose Absolute, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Frankincense, Orange Blossom, Blue Lotus Absolute . **Fairy Magic is $20.00 in .5 ml bottles
SWEET EARTH-aromatic proprietary blend of Lavender, Vanilla and Patchouli
AFTER GARDENING - aromatic herbaceous blend reminding us of how plants can be beneficial in a variety of ways. Blend of Lavender, Citron and Marjoram. TROPICAL HOLIDAY - a warm and soothing blend which smells like sunlight in the rainforest after a storm blows over. Blend of Patchouli, Palmarosa and Citron.
FLOWER GARDEN - an uplifting and energizing blend that will a smile to your lips. Blend of Geranium, Jasmine, Citron and Rosemary.
MOSS - a cool, green citrus-like blend which will help clear your head leaving you feeling calm and centered. Blend of Bergamot, Lemongrass, Lavender and Palmarosa
WATER SPRITE - a tropical blend which should get you going on those cold, grey mornings. Blend of Lemongrass, Jasmine and Coriander.
HEAD TURNING - the name says it all. Blend of Palmarosa, Rosewood, Lemongrass and Jasmine. CITRUS GROVE - an excellent blend for daytime use-light and fresh. Blend of Grapefruit, Citron, Patchouli and Coriander.
SWEDISH BIRGITTA- named after my Swedish sister-n-law.This is her custom blend that the women (and men) in her herbal shop love!She calls them “sex” oils - Blend of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, and Citron
SWEET EVERGREEN FOREST - This blend will produce a fresh, sweet, forestry atmosphere simply rolled onto your pulse points. The blends balsamic, evergreen fragrance and sweet citrus woody undertone is refreshing and uplifting. Fir Needle, Tangerine, Juniper Berry, Red Cedarwood, French Cypress
INAMORATO - "A man who loves or is loved, origin 1585 ". Sandalwood, Lime & Coriander
INAMORATA - " A woman who loves or is loved, origin 1645". Bergamot, Jasmine, Sandalwood
ARABIAN NIGHTS - Coriander, Frankincense, Juniper & Sweet Orange
LOVE JOY- Comes with Organic Rose Petals in the Bottle. Rose, Patchouli, Jasmine
KISSED BY THE MUSE - Tonka Bean, Rose, Cypress, Vanilla, Sandalwood
BLUE MAJIC - Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot, Lime, Grapefruit, Tangerine
WHITE ROSE - Patchouli, Geranium, Bergamot
WILD CHILD - Neroli, Sandalwood, Lavender
BABY's BREATH - Jasmine, Vanilla
FOLK HEALING HERBAL TINCTURES: Herbal Tinctures are Hydro-Alcoholic Solutions Prepared from Fresh or Dried Botanicals; carefully prepared using organic grape alcohol and spring water. (Email me if prefer tincture in organic vinegar) Plants and Herbs have been ethically harvested- wild crafted/home grown from my gardens and/or from Certified Organic businesses only.Wild-crafted plants will always be superior to commercial grade. Any herb can be of high quality and collected in pristine environments-however if the delivery method is inferior-the quality will not amount to much.Like many herbs, they are too often plagued by standardization. The tinctures below are used internally for symptoms described. Preparations and parts used vary with each Herb for different symptoms – look for them in teas and external topical use.Prepared Fresh and Packaged in 1oz Amber Glass Bottles. Dropper Included $14.00. (Unless other noted) WILD ROSE Petals " ahh, blame it on my wild heart" Wild Roses have incredibly aromatic foliage as well as flowers. Musky and sweet. The flower has also been long recognized as a primary medicine in Ayurveda and has been found to significantly contribute the “good” bacteria in our bellies. A wonderful relaxant to the liver, Rose excels at moving stuck energy and relieving tension in the liver/gallbladder area. The Chinese use the flowers as a qi or energy stimulant and blood tonic to relieve stagnant liver energies. They are also used for digestive irregularities. For those familiar with Rescue Remedy, this can be used similar. Wild Crafted
PEACH TREE ( Prunus persica)- Peach is wonderful. It can help increase appetite while soothing irritation; As a relaxant nervine, it has the capacity to be very helpful in cases of insomnia and anxiety typified by tension, dryness and some level of burnout; it’s just gently calming. Peach is a very useful soothing, demulcent diuretic and is a traditional Southern/Appalachian remedy for anxiousness and nervousness. It soothes nausea; a digestive tonic for those with signs of dryness and heat. Where there’s diarrhea, churning stomach and short transit time. NOTE:Trees are not sprayed.Tincture is made from young fresh bark, buds, leaves.
*OSAGE ORANGE Fruit (Maclura Pomifera)- has traditionally been used as a treatment for cancer by Native Americans and folk herbalists. The constituents in Osage Orange exhibits anti-cancer activity by binding tumors on the surface of cancerous cells from which 85% of cancer develops.Wild Crafted
ECHINACEA Roots, flowers, seed heads (Asteraceae – Sunflower Family) One of history’s most long lasting and effective frontrunner.Well preemptive use for chronic sore throats, colds, sinus infection, winter viruses, laryngitis, Strep throat, Boils, Herpes, Chicken pox and shingles. Certified Organic
SAW PALMETTO fruit (Arecaceae - Palm Family) Saw Palmetto works on the prostrate ducts due to its anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory qualities.It does not reduce the size of an age-related prostrate but helps symptoms improve by decreasing urine flow rate and frequency; without lowering libido and impotency that is demonstrated in pharmaceutical drugs.For women, it is known to increase breast size, libido and help tone uterine tissue and chronic ovarian irritation.Not to be used in men or women who have hormonal based malignancies. Certified Organic
PLEURISY ROOT root (Asclepiadaceae - Milkweed Family) will soften lodged mucus and stimulate secretion.It is one of the best remedies for dry, persistent, irritant coughs.To be used if the skin is hot/chronically dry with a mild fever-individuals; stress types prone to allergic skin sensitivity and constipation Certified Organic
DANDELION root & leaves(Asteraceae - Sunflower Family) is a reliable bitter tonic .The leaf is a diuretic useful in particular in resolving uric acid kidney stones and gout.The root promotes beneficial microflora growth and stabilizes the “leaky gut syndrome.”This symptom is associated with skin allergies, joint inflammation, fatigue and poor intestinal health.. Wild Crafted
WILD CHERRY bark(Rosaceae - Rose Family) used if there is a dry irritating cough that can be associated with bronchitis; thus sedating bronchial mucous membrane.Prepared with organic vegetable glycerin. Certified Organic
GOLDENSEAL Roots (Ranunculaceae – Buttercup Family) NOTE: in every state it is considered threatened by depletion of hardwood forests or endangered from (as in other herbs-exploitation) profiteers and marketers. As a Result, tincture is $20.00 Is a mucus membrane tonic – chronic heads colds, sinusitis, and rhinitis. It is a bitter tonic for weak digestion, chronic gastritis, ulcer, bacterial food poisoning.Effective in bacterial, fungal and parasitic strains, it is not to be used solely as an antibiotic. Also a fact Goldenseal is only legend as the mythical cleanser for drug testing. Cultivated-Certified Organic
BLUE COHOSH Fruit (Berberidaceae – Barberry Family) classified as an emmenagogue, meaning it stimulates menstrual flow. It dilates blood vessels in the uterus and promotes circulation in the pelvis, making it helpful for women who experience scanty, spotty menstrual flow; irregular periods; and difficult, painful periods. A uterine tonic that relieves symptoms associated with menopause by quieting uterine congestion / arthritis and poor uterine circulation. Tissue stimulator or chronic inflammation associated with PID and endometriosis. DO NOT USE DURING PREGNANCY. Certified Organic
GOLDENROD Root- liver stimulator, often used in treating seasonal allergies. It also has anti-fungal properties, urinary antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It is sometimes used as an ingredient in cough syrup and also used to treat rheumatism. The compound called saponins found in goldenrod are specifically effective against infection from the Candida fungus. Wild Crafted
ASTRAGALUS Root ( Astragalus membranaceus- Pea family) works best as an immune system tonic; especially those individuals with prolonged sickness, excessive steroid use or chemotherapy.The plant is useful for any lingering bacterial or viral infections, lupus, Hepatitis C Certified Organic
CORNSILK( Poaceae- Grass Family) is specific to the urinary tract. Used for most inflammation, irritation or pain centered around the kidneys, bladder, urethra or ureters.Corn silk will also break down most stubborn kidney stones, but most importantly, will also reduce the pain and irritation after the stone has passed. Certified Organic/Wild Crafted
CLOVES (Myrtaceae – Myrtle family) Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Stimulant.Internally used for nausea and indigestion associated with gas pain starting from the stomach and intestines- reflux.Temporarily relieves dental pain-applied directly to the tooth. Has also been used for reducing outbreaks of herpes group –HSV, Chicken Pox, Shingles etc. Certified Organic
CHAGA: Wild Crafted $25.00
GINGKO LEAF: Wild Crafted $18
HAWTHORN BERRY: Wild Crafted
WOOD VIOLET: Wild crafted
OIL OF OREGANO: Wild Crafted $18.00
ELDERBERRY .Wild Crafted
NETTLE Leaf & Root(Urticaceae – Nettle Family) readily mineral content of calcium and potassium; is best used by individuals with pH imbalance of the blood especially in situations created by dietary indiscretion.If a diet contains large amounts of animal source proteins- nettle will buffer against the acid build up.Historically has been used for chronic bladder irritation with accompanying mucous discharge-it is a well known diuretic.Recently been used for Rhinitis-but it’s a hit or miss for upper respiratory allergies. Wild Crafted
YARROW Flowers & Leaves(Asteraceae- Sunflower Family) Ancient in use; Yarrow is well used as a tonifier where there is tissue laxity.With or without mucous in the urine, it is specific for urinary pain and urination.It is also used for chronic vaginitis.The plants anti-inflammatory properties are distinct; especially in gastrointestinal inflammation by dispelling gas pains and quieting indigestion. Certified Organic/Wild Crafted
CHASTE TREE Fruit( Vitex Agnus – Vervain Family) The beauty of this plant is that instead of adding chemical hormones to the body, Chaste Berry encourages the body to achieve its own natural hormonal balance. Best used by women who suffer premenstrual breast tenderness and heavy menstrual bleeding- especially associated with moderate to heavy caffeine use.Chaste tree supports all issues of progesterone deficiency such as uterine fibroids.Being a mild sedative it is useful in premenstrual discomforts: anxiety, mood swings and irritability.**Also helps in the beginning stages of menopause.**NOTE:See Motherwort.Combine Chaste Tree with Motherwort to reduce hot flashes and irritability associated with menopauseCertified Organic
BILBERRY Fruit ( Ericaceae– HeathFamily) fruit are astringent tonic for loose stools, diarrhea acting as a binding agent.The tannin in the fruit is also mildly inhibiting to bacteria. It also has influence over small blood vessels such as capillary vessels and stabilizes membrane surfaces to those with vascular peripheral disorders. These are the nerves that transmit information through the central nervous system to the brain. People with Raynaud’s syndrome will benefits from Bilberry.Because of antioxidants will slow progression of degeneration and cataract formation.Bilberry improves night vision and reduces sensitivity to normally bright light.Certified Organic.
MULLEIN Leaves( Scrophulariaceae – Figwort Family)influences the lungs. Use the plant when there is persistent dry cough that verges on spasmodic.The plant inhibits bacterial strains involved with lung infections.Wild Crafted
MOTHERWORT( Lamiaceae– Mint Family is used for menstrual and uterine conditions as well as in heart and circulation treatments. It best fits women who are underweight and emotionally stressed.It provides relaxing before the onset of menses.It is also specific for women with long cycles, breast tenderness, sluggish menstruation, and possible heart palpitations during their time of the month.It is also curbs nerve ending irritation of shingles, herpes. **NOTE:See Chase Tree.Combine Motherwort with Chaste Tree to reduce hot flashes and irritability associated with menopause. Certified Organic and Wild Crafted YELLOW DOCK Root ( Polygonaceae – Buckwheat Family) is old school usage as an intestinal wall tonic and the ability toreduce lymph enlargements.It is beneficial on small intestinal fat absorption and lessening skin and lymph irregularities for those with poor fat digestion. Use Yellow Dock if there are eruptive and scaly skins (skin rashes) conditions that are linked to intestinal discomfort.Wild Crafted
HOREHOUND leaves & flower heads ( Lamiaceae – MintFamily) a stimulating expectorant used or breaking of bronchial mucous- by thinning it.Also taken before meals to stimulate the gastric and small intestine secretions. It is useful in fat digestions and appetite stimulator.Wild Crafted/Certified Organic
WOOD BOTONY Nervine, bitter, aperient, stomachic, tonic, Betony gently tones and strengthens the nervous system whilst also has a relaxing action. Useful for treatment of the nervous debility associated with anxiety and tension. It will ease headaches and neuralgia when they are of nervous origin, but especially those caused by hypertension. Traditionally used for headache, neuralgia, pains in the head and face, heartburn, indigestion, cramps in the stomach.Certified Organic
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