Directions: Take a pinch of the herb and burn it on a piece of charcoal. Cover yourself with a blanket over the smoke and bathe in the smoke. Do this once every evening before bed until you feel better. If the hands and feet are affected by numbness or swelling, then be sure to bathe those parts in the smoke. You may also grind the herb into a powder and mix with water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected areas once per day. DO NOT INGEST.

To learn more about depression see Firefly issue #50, “Depression”.

**Cinka is an issue where a newborn baby is disturbed by negative spirits. If when they are sleep you see their eyes rolling in the back of their head and you only see the whites of their eyes, then this can likely be attributed to cinka. To learn more about cinka see Firefly issue #71, “Postpartum Healing II: Charms for Newborns”.



This herbal remedy is an herb that you burn as an incense and then bathe in the smoke. Effective for:

  • Depression
  • Negativity/Feelings of negativity
  • Bad spirits
  • **Cinka (see below)