I had bought a bag of the pine pollen during this past summer. I hadn’t taken any of it after buying it because I didn’t want to use it until I started going back to the gym but I never did. Prior to buying it (with the intention of getting back into the gym) I had a bit of a drinking problem (and by “bit” I mean I was going through half gallons of 100 proof vodka every two days) due to depression, stress and the never-ending pain in my back and leg due to sciatica. I guess I was trying to numb everything regardless of the adverse effects on my health. I just wanted to be able to forget about all my problems and pain and be able to sleep through the night without waking up in agonizing pain. But they say that God works in mysterious ways and I think that’s what happened to me.
I came home from work Friday September 29th and started my normal routine of drinking then making something to eat and right back to drinking more and more until I finally finished the bottle and eventually passed out between 9 and 10 that night. I didn’t wake up until 7 the next evening and then went right back to sleep until 5 the following evening. I felt so disoriented, sick, nauseous and dizzy. What I didn’t know at the time (and didn’t figure out until the next weekend) was that I was going through withdrawals. I ended up calling out that Monday and Tuesday because I could barely function through the cold sweats, hot flashes and dizziness. Without a doubt the most terrible feelings I have ever experienced in my life. And even though I didn’t know what was going on at the time I had made a decision to quit drinking. I went back to work that Wednesday and barely made it through the day because I wasn’t 100%. I spent the next few weeks not being able to sleep due to not drinking. Nothing worked: sleeping pills, NyQuil, ZzzQuil or melatonin.
So after a few days of being miserable all day at work I decided to start taking the pine pollen in the mornings before I left for work and it was a night and day difference. My depression went away after the first dose. Stress didn’t bother me like it did anymore. My mood did a 180. I was happy all day every day that I took the pine pollen. It was a life changer. But as good as it worked it couldn’t help with my sleeping problem so I ordered a bag of albizia. Another life-changing herb that I wish I had learned about sooner.
Started mixing it with chamomile tea and downing it as quickly as possible (because of the taste) and I was finally able to get a full nights sleep and wake up actually feeling rested. Something that hasn’t happened in about 20 years and I’m only 32. My next order: the tincture bundle and the pine pollen soap. The tinctures came just in time as I was almost out of pine pollen and didn’t want to go back to life without it. The combination of the 3 tinctures definitely has me feeling better than ever and I can feel myself feeling better day after day. And the soap smells absolutely amazing. I could literally smell it through the packaging.
Now I can’t wait to try the goji berry one. My opinion on herbs has definitely changed since my first purchase of the pine pollen. I was skeptical but that little bag of yellow powder changed my life. I was in the darkest place I have ever been in my entire life with no light in sight and I still cannot believe that only taking about a gram of this stuff in the mornings was able to completely turn my life around and continue to make it better and worth living. I definitely am looking forward to making some more purchases after the holidays. There are so many new herbs that I want to try and I’m definitely going to try them all eventually. Thank you so much LEH for literally unknowingly changing my life! I simply cannot thank you enough.