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Flower Essences

Flower Essences are energetic medi- cines made from flowers, sunlight and water. They address emotional and mental aspects of wellness. They are safe, easy to use and highly effective, supportive medicine. There are no known contraindications for their use. The first 38 flower remedies were formu- lated by the British physician, Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930’s. These ones listed here are wild-made by Backyard Remedies.

Prices:

$12 for 1 oz dosage bottle with one to five essences of your choice. Chose from the 38 Bach remedies and/or the wild-made ones listed here. For help choosing remedies, please set up a flower essence consult and your remedy will be included in the price! View Flower Essence Consultations to see the 38 Bach remedies.  

Black Cohosh – For those who are caught in lifestyles that are abusive, addictive or violent. Gives the courage to confront rather than retreat from threatening situations.

Echinacea purpurea – Feeling shattered by severe trauma or abuse which has destroy- ed ones sense of self; immune related illness; threstened by physical or emotional disin- tegration. Restores core integrity, wholenss and resilience; helps the soul find its path and welcomes change instead of fearing it. Eucalyptus – For times when life lacks a vital spark; for restoring inspiration and guid- ance; for completing the inner and outer work that must be done. For retaining a sense of inner calling while meeting the needs of the outside world. For those who do not breathe well from any cause such as smothering, drowning or smoke. Mariposa Lily – This is the divine archetype of the Mother. Restorative to the female sys- tem, heals wound of trauma from mothering and nurturing, useful for menopause as well. Allows energy to flow freely & healthfully con- cerning sexuality, fertility, mothering, woman- hood, childhood, etc. Allows for compassion, forgiveness & healthy sexual expression. Ocotillo – For the inability to express emotions or to understand your feelings. Allows for response rather than reaction; soothing, calming and grounding; protecting and guiding. Remedies Vata imbalance and may help with symptoms of carpal tunnel, arthritis, rheumatism, fibromyalgia, meno- pausal bone loss, osteoarthritis, and nerve pain from new or old injuries.  
Prickly Poppy – For bearing witness and living in the present! Saint John’s Wort – Liquid sunshine; solar strength. Brings light in times of despair and vulnerability. Skullcap – For coping with addictions (heroine, morhine, nicotine, caffeine, other opiate like substances), low-self esteem, stress and anxiety. Skullcap provides phsyical and emotional relaxation in overcoming emotions that cause these addictive cravings. Sunflower – Restores a sense of blanced “self” when there is inflated ego, low self esteem or arrogance. Restores balanced masculine side of self and sun like qualities of ones personality. White Yarrow – Protective magic that allows one to feel open without feeling vulnerable. Seals energy breaks in the aura, strengthens overall energy field, helps us to know and be the source of our own protection. This is for those who have an extreme vulnerability to others and their environment, for those who are easily depleted and overwhelmed by negative influences and toxicity. Very useful for those in healing professions: nurses, social workers, hospice workers, energy workers, massage therapists, mothers, etc.  
 
 

Flower Essences

38 Bach Flower Essences

AGRIMONY, ASPEN, BEECH, CENTUARY, CERATO, CHERRY PLUM, CHESTNUT BUD, CHICORY, CLEMATIS, CRABAPPLE, ELM, GENTIAN, GORSE, HEATHER, HOLLY, HONEYSUCKLE, HORNBEAM, IMPATIENS, LARCH, MIMULUS, MUSTARD, OAK, OLIVE, PINE, RED CHESTNUT, ROCK ROSE, ROCK WATER, SCLERANTHUS, STAR OF BETHLEHEM, SWEET CHESTNUT, VERVAIN, VINE, WALNUT, WATER VIOLET, WHITE CHESTNUT, WILD OAT, WILD ROSE, WILLOW. FAQ: Please visit the Bach Center for more answers to your questions.

What are the Bach Flower Remedies?

They are safe, non-toxic, easy to use, and have no known contraindications; they are great for people, animals, and children. These energetic remedies were developed in the 1930s by the English physician Dr. Edward Bach. Dr. Bach was largely influenced by homeopathy as it was unfolding in the beginning of the 20th century and by his work as a bacteriologist. The main purpose of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies is to help heal negative emotional states. Our state of mind, mood and emotional outlook will often cause or are a result of suffering. Our emotional states are reflected in our physical bodies. Emotions like sadness and despair, fear and anxiety, hostility and defensiveness, lack of interest in present circumstances, over care for the welfare of others, and the effects of emotional/physical trauma, are all areas that Dr. Bach addresses with these tradi- tional flower remedies.  

Flower Essence Consultations:

While I often include flower essences in custom tincture blends, I also offer standalone flower remedy consultations for people and pets. Animal consultation is also available

Rates:

$35 / 30-minute consultation, prorated every quarter hour thereafter. Trade and barter possible (with prearrangement only).  
 
 

Dried Herbs

More dried herbs are available with consultations or as tea blends. Please contact us with your needs.

Wellness Consultations.

Roots:

Osha (Ligusticum porterii) – ethically wildcrafted Whole and partial roots $5 / oz Calamus (Acorus calamus) – organically grown Available powdered or as long rhizome pieces. $5 / oz  
 
 

Tinctures

We gather medicines from pristine environments in the proper season. This means that sometimes there are plants we cannot gather and products that are unavailable. Please be patient with us as we follow the code of our conscience and are not always able to fill your order.

Many tinctures are made with organic grain alcohol, some are made with high quality grain alcohol & filtered water.

View our full list of tinctures offered.

Learn about the individual herbs used in our tinctures.  

Formulas

While we still prefer to make custom blends there are some formulas we have on hand: Flu & Virus Formulas Echinacea, osha root, boneset, elderflower, redroot, lemon balm, licorice root, ginger root and Oregon grape roots. Use as a preventative and in acute situations. Sound Sleep Passion flower, catnip, pedicularis, wild lettuce, argemone, lobelia, linden flower and white chestnut flower essence. Ahhhhh….. Linden flower, rosemary, lavender, St. John’s wort, skullcap, motherwort, and anemone with flower essences of mimulus and rescue remedy.  

Prices:

$10 for 1 oz tincture in glass bottle with dropper $36 for 4 oz tincture in glass bottle with dropper   Tincture FAQ  
 
 

Tincture FAQ

Tinctures are great for:

Those who want to access herbal medicine quickly. People on the go. Convenience and ease. Those with impaired digestion. Camping and backpacking. Travelers. Kids. People who want to modulate their dosage. Those who want the most medicine for their money.  
What is a tincture? A tincture is a medicine made with whole, fresh/dried, vital plants and a solvent. Alcohol is the most efficient and effect solvent, and for most of our tinctures we use grain alcohol as the menstruum. Other menstruums include glycerin (glycerites), vinegar (herbal vinegars) and water (tea). We use a blend of alcohol and water to extract the oils, resins and water soluble constituents of the plant to make the strongest and most potent medicine we can. Why tinctures? Because they don’t have to be digested, as with eating food for nutrients, they are readily absorbed into the system. This makes tinctures great for people with compromised digestion and for anyone who wants to the feel the effects of plant medicine quickly. How much alcohol am I taking? Ed Smith, of Herb Pharm, estimates that an average dose of medicinal tincture is equivalent to drinking 1/350 of a beer. The alcohol is negligible, and for most people presents no problems, even for child- ren and the elderly. For those who must avoid alcohol completely, please consider teas, capsules or glycerine extracts. “But it tastes gross!” Taste is a primary medicine and an important function of the body. As soon as the taste receptors perceive a taste, neurotransmitters signal the brain and a whole cascade of responses are triggered in the body. We find that if you take your dose in a small amount of water (a shot glass works great for this) you can quickly refill your glass and wash it down, at the same time maximizing your dose. Even a short time of contact with the taste buds is enough for the neurotransmitters to do their work. In 2 minutes you’ll be onto the next task with no memory of any icky tastes. Some extracts, like cardamom or cinnamon, are pleasantly tasty and many people enjoy taking them without water. It is more important to take the medicine than to take it “straight.” While taking the tincture in water is fine, juice may render some extracts inert or complicate delivery. For maximum results avoid juice, except if you are working with children, and find it is the only way you can administer the medicine.  
What about glycerites? While glycerin extracts may be a necessary choice for people who cannot ingest alcohol, in general, they are neither as potent nor stable as alcohol extracts and offer less medicine for the plant and your money. The shelf life of a glycerite is about 2-3 years. How long is the shelf life of my tincture? That depends on the herb, the alcohol content and storage conditions. All the herbs should be stored in the amber bottles they came in, since they are light and heat sensitive; try to keep them at room tem- perature. All of our herbs should be good for 3-5 years, while certain herbs are expected to last 10 years or more. Just think of what a benefit that is over dried herbs that lose their potency in 6 months to a year! How much do I take? All of our bottles come with suggested dose ranges on the bottle. Some herbs are low dose and others need a significantly higher dosage for effectiveness. Please read the label closely. The dosage is the medicine. The flexibility that tinctures provide is one of their greatest assets. Dosage is based on a 150/# person, so if you are dealing with children or significantly different sized people please adjust accordingly. What about teas? Teas are great. However, most people are used to drinking tea from a tea bag and may be a little put off by the concentration of true medicinal infusions and decoctions. Infusions require much more herb and much more time to make. In the case of mineral teas, they need to be made fresh each dose and cannot be stored, although many infusions will keep for a couple days in the refrigerator. Teas are a viable and preferable form for many things, such as accessing mucopolysaccharides and minerals, but may not always be the most cost effective and timely way to access herbal medicine. More plant material means more harvest time, more drying time and more cost to the consumer. We sell many dried herbs that can and should be used in herbal tea blends.  
 
 

Our Full List of Tinctures

 
Amorpha fruiticosa (Amorpha fruiticosa) – fresh flowering tip Aralia californica – fresh root Aralia californica – fresh berry Barberry Root (Berberis canadensis) – fresh root Balsam Root (Balsamorhiza sagittata) — Fresh root Basil (Ocimum basilicum) – fresh flowering tips Bind Weed (Convolvulus arvensis) – fresh flowering vine Blackberry Root (Rubus spp.) – fresh root Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) – fresh root Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) – fresh green hulls Bladderwrack (Fucus spp.) –  fried seaweed tips Blood Root (Sanguinaria canadensis) – fresh root Blue Berry Leaf (Vaccinium cespitosum) – fresh leaves Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) – fresh root Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) – fresh flowering herb Brickellia (Brickellia spp.) – fresh tips Bristly Sarsaparilla (Aralia hispida) – fresh root Bristly Sarsaparilla (Aralia hispida) – fresh berry Burdock Root (Arctium lappa) – fresh root Calamus (Acorus calamus) – fresh rhizomes Calendula (Calendula officinalis) – fresh flower California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) – fresh flowering plant Cardamom (Cardamomum) – dried seeds/pods Catnip (Nepeta cataria) – fresh flowering herb Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) – dried whole fruit Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) — double water and alcohol extract of dried fruiting body Chapparal (Larrea tridentata) – fresh flowering tips Chickweed (Stellaria media) – fresh flowering herb Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) – fresh flowering herb Cleavers (Gallium aparine) – fresh flowering herb Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) – fresh leaves Coptis “Goldenthread” (Coptis spp.) – dried whole plant Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) – fresh root Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) – fresh green seed Corn Silk (Zea Maize) – fresh silk Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum) – fresh seed Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum) – fresh root Cypress “Arizona Cypress” (Cupressus arizonica) – fresh tips Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale) – fresh root Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) – a blend of fresh leaves and roots Desert Willow “Bow Willow” (Chilopsis linearis) – fresh flowering tips  
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) – fresh root Elder Flower (Sambucus spp.) – dried flowers Elderberry Elixir (Sambucus spp.) – Fresh berry with honey Elecampane (Inula helenium) – fresh root Elephant Tree (Bursera microphylla) – fresh twigs Feverfew (Tanacetum vulgare) – fresh herb Figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata) – fresh root Garlic (Allium sativum) – fresh cloves Gentian (Gentiana thermalis) – fresh root Goldenrod (Salidago canadensis) – fresh flowering herb Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) – fresh herb Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus) – Fresh tips Grindelia (Grindelia spp.) – fresh tips Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) – fresh berries Heal All “Self-Heal” (Prunella vulgaris) – fresh aerial portions Holy Basil “Tulsi” (Ocimum sanctum) – fresh flowering tips Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) – fresh plant Hyptis “Desert Lavender” (Hyptis emoryi) – dried flowering tips Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora) – fresh pipes Indian Root (Aristolochia watsonii) – fresh root Japanese Honey Suckle – fresh flowers Juniper Berry (Cedrus virginicana) – fresh berries Lavender (Lavendula) – dried flowers Licorice “American Licorice” (Glycerhiza lepidota) – fresh roots Linden (Tilia americana) – dried flowers & bracts Lobelia (Lobelia inflata) – fresh herb with apple cider vinegar Manzanita (Arctostaphalus pungens) – dried leaf Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) – fresh flowers Motherwort (leonorus cardiaca) – fresh flowering tips Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) – fresh leaves Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) – fresh flowering herb gathered in the full wine moon light Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) – fresh flowering herb Nettles (Urtica spp.) – fresh flowering herb Nettle Root (Urtica spp.) – fresh rhizomes Oats (Avena sativa) – fresh milky seed Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) – fresh bark Osha (Ligusticum porterii) – fresh root Parsley Root (Petroselinum crispum) – fresh root Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) – fresh flowering herb  
Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens) – fresh herb Peony Root (Paeonia californica) – fresh root Pipsissewa (Chimophylla maculata) – fresh aerial portions Plantain (Plantago lanceolata and P. major) – fresh leaves Poke (Phytolacca americana) – fresh Fall root Rattany (Kremeria greyii) – fresh tips Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) – fresh flowers Red Root (Ceanothus spp.) – fresh root Reishi – (Ganoderma tsugae and G. oreganense)– double water & alcohol extract of fruiting body Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – fresh flowering herb Saint Johnswort (Hypericum punctatum) – fresh flowering herb Sage, garden (Salvia officinalis) – fresh aerial portions Saw Palmetto Berries (Serenoa repens) — dried berries Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) – dried root bark Shepard’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) – fresh flowering tops Skullcap (Scutellaria integrifolia) – fresh flowering herb Skullcap (Scutellaria integrifolia) – fresh flowering herb Smart Weed (Polygonum) — fresh tips Spikenard (Aralia racemosa) – fresh berry Spreading Dogbane “Werewolf Root” (Apocynum androsaemilfolium) — Fresh root Stone Root (Collinsonia canadensis) – fresh root and green herb (85% root & 15% tops) Sweet Everlasting “Cudweed” (Gnaphalium obtusifolia) – fresh flowering herb Sweet Fern (Comptonia peregrina) — fresh tips Teasel Root (Dipsacus fullonum) – fresh root Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) – fresh flowering herb Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) – fresh bark Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes/Coriolus versicolor) — water/ alcohol extract of fruiting body Usnea (Usnea spp.) – dried lichen Valerian, “Red Valerian” (Centranthus ruber) Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) – fresh root Vervain, Western (Verbena lasiostachys) — Fresh tips Violet, “Redwood Violet” (Viola sempervirens.) – fresh leaves and flowers Water Cress (Nasturtium officinale) – fresh flowering herb White Sage (Salvia apiana) – fresh leaves Wild Bergamot “Bee Balm” “Sweet Leaf” (Monarda fistulosa) – fresh flowering tips Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) – fresh root Wild Lettuce (Lactuca hirsuta) – fresh flowering herb Wild Mint (Mentha aquatica) – fresh flowering herb Wild Oregano (Origanum vulgare) – fresh flowering herb Wild Yam (Dioscorrea villosa) – fresh root Yarrow (Achillea millifolium) – fresh flowering herb Yellow Dock (Rumex Crispus and R. obtusifolia) – fresh root Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica) – fresh leaves Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon spp.) – fresh leaves  
 
 

Individual Herbs

Disclaimer/Warning:

The following statements are for educational purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat or heal any existing conditions.None of these educational descriptions have been evaluated by the FDA and are not to be used in place of medical care. Neither are these statements meant to be exhaustive of the herbsí full potentials as medicinal agents.Herbs are best used with the advice and support of a qualified health practitioner who can evaluate your situation and case individually.If you are pregnant or nursing please seek the guidance of a qualified health practitioner before using and herbs.  

Click on any of these for further description.

    AMORPHA FRUITICOSA 
  • (Amorpha fruiticosa) Mid-level anti viral especially suited for the slow viruses such as Epstein Bar, Mono, and viral based chronic fatigue syndrome, but also useful for the Flu.
    ASTRAGALUS 
  • (Astragalus membranaceus) Long term immuno-stimulant and tonic for immuno-depression and immuno-deficiency to build the inherent energy of the body back up.
    BARBERRY ROOT 
  • (Berberis canadensis) Stimulant to protein metabolism of the liver, skin and mucosa. Topically and internally it is anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and a staph inhibitor. When used simultaneously with antibiotics, may diminish the resistance of bacteria and other infectious organisms.
    BASIL 
  • (Ocimum basilicum) Useful for cases of chronic inflammation especially in the skin, joints and liver. Also a pleasant tasting digestive aid.
    BIND WEED 
  • (Convolvulus arvensis)
    BLACKBERRY ROOT 
  • (Rubus spp.) A classic astringent that is useful in healing the skin after burns and sunburns and an indispensable part of any travels bag for diarrhea.
    BLACK COHOSH 
  • (Cimicifuga racemosa) Antispasmodic, used for muscle spasms and muscular tension, and menstrual cramping. It can stimulate menstrual flow, and in menopausal women, it can relieve hot flashes. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    BLACK WALNUT 
  • (Juglans nigra) Reliable antifungal used for candida, athlete’s foot, ringworm, etc.
    BLADDERWRACK 
  • (Fucus spp.) Stimulating to the thyroid and used to treat obesity caused by under active thyroid.
    BLOOD ROOT 
  • (Sanguinaria canadensis) Antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal, it is useful for fungal infections and warts. Expectorant and antispasmodic used for chronic lung congestion. It has also been shown to reduce plaque and improve gum health. Use with care. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    BLUE COHOSH 
  • (Caulophyllum thalictroides) A tonic that helps strengthen the structure and muscle tone of the uterus and to promote menstrual flow. In birth, please use this herb with the guidance of a qualified health practitioner. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    BONESET 
  • (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
    BRICKELLIA 
  • (Brickellia spp.)
    BURDOCK ROOT 
  • (Arctium lappa) A tonic herb that promotes healthy liver function and deals with skin eruptions and a variety of skin conditions. It is a mild digestive stimulant and this inulin rich root helps balance blood sugar and hypertension through its sodium leeching diuretics properties. Diminish the likelihood of chemically induced carcinomas.
    CALENDULA 
  • (Calendula officinalis) Premier 1st aid herb for the skin. As an antifungal, anti-bacterial and antiviral agent it is effective for cuts, scraps, wounds, inflammations, minor burns, acne, diaper rash, cradle cap, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and thrush. It is regenerative to skin cells and connective tissue, internally and externally, and may have great use for cervical dysplasia. It reduced inflammation and is a immune stimulant. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    CARDAMOM 
  • (Cardamomum) A spicy and pleasant tasting aromatic and carminative herb that helps reduces gas and bloating.
    CATNIP 
  • (Nepeta cataria) A mild antispasmodic that slows and relaxes your body and brain. Respectable anti-oxidant especially for nerve oxidative stress like herpes, etc. Mildly carminative and diaphoretic. Safe for children and the elderly.
    CAYENNE 
  • (Capsicum annuum)
    CHAPPARAL 
  • (Larrea tridentata) A desert shrub that slows free radical damage and is useful for reducing lipid stress that may manifest as congestion, poor lymph circulation and liver damage. Topically it is a great substitute for goldenseal killing most organisms that can grow on our skin, as well as being used for basal or squamous external skin cancers. Good for eruptive diseases like chicken pox, herpes, shingles, hives and even sunburns to cool you and bring down hot inflammation. NOT FOR LONG TERM USE.
    CHICKWEED 
  • (Stellaria media)
    CINNAMON 
  • (Cinnamomum) An aromatic carminative that is used for is for passive bleeding from any mucus membranes. It brings blood to the surface of the gut and is mildly anesthetic and antispasmodic. Also used to reduce cholesterol and balance blood sugar.
    CLARY SAGE 
  • (Salvia sclarea)
    CLEAVERS 
  • (Gallium aparine) A cooling diuretic and lymphatic tonic that can aid in weight loss by reducing fluid retention and cleansing the lymph. Use long term for skin disorders, impaired urination, swollen glands, etc.
    COLTS FOOT 
  • (Tussilago farfara)
    COPTIS 
  • (Coptis spp.) Apply topically to mouth sores, lesions, herpetic sores as a wash; Decent topical alternative to goldenseal. Bitter and strengthening to the mucosa.
    COMFREY 
  • (Symphytum officinale) DO NOT APPLY TO NEW OR DEEP WOUNDS. Soothes inflamed and irritated skin and speeds growth of new skin cells and connective tissue. Use externally for fractures and broken bones to encourage healing. Use for 2 weeks and then stop. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    CORN SILK 
  • (Zea Maize) Soothing diuretic, for renal & urinary irritation. It soothes and supports the health of the bladder and urethra during urinary tract infections. Corn Silk is used for bedwetting, cystitis, and inflammation of the prostate.
    COW PARSNIP 
  • (Heracleum lanatum) Please note that we sell two tinctures of separate plant parts, one of the seeds and one of the root. Please also note that both these tinctures are bitter aromatics that can cause strong digestive action if taken internally. Use tincture of the seeds topically as a wash for sore teeth and gums, lost fillings, and broken teeth for the antifungal and numbing effects. Use the root topically for nerve injuries resulting from damage to the central nervous system. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
    CYPRESS 
  • (Cupressus arizonica) Do not use with kidney irritation/inflammation or chronic kidney weakness.
    DANDELION ROOT 
  • (Taraxacum officinale) A detoxifying liver/gallbladder herb that can help treat hepatitis, acne, eczema, psoriasis and other skin problems as well as hypertension from sodium retention. As a digestive aid it increases bile secretions and is a mild laxative and diuretic; Improves the blood serum levels and is a source of inulin.
    DESERT WILLOW 
  • (Chilopsis linearis) Excellent anti-fungal.
    ECHINACEA 
  • (Echinacea purpurea) Now famous herb for immune stimulation during acute infections/disease like colds and flus. Can be used for chronic conditions such as eczema, herpes, tendonitis, and allergies. Effective externally in expediting wound healing, boils, pustules, venomous bites, etc.
    ELDER FLOWER 
  • (Sambuca spp.)
    ELECAMPANE 
  • (Inula helenium) Bronchial antispasmodic for old coughs, chronic respiratory problems with excess secretions such as found in smokers, TB, emphysema, asthma, and general lung grunge from humidity and pollution. Use when there is too much secretion and a weakness of the membranes.
    ELEPHANT TREE 
  • (Bursera microphylla)
    FEVERFEW 
  • (Tanacetum vulgare) Prophylaxic preventative for migraine headaches and anti-inflammatory for arthritis, asthma and bronchitis. NOT TO BE USED IN PREGNANCY.
    GARLIC 
  • (Allium sativum) Useful antifungal and antibiotic herb for lowering blood pressure, LDL cholesterol and diminishing plaquing; also useful as an antiviral. Because garlic thins blood, use care when using this herb while in other meds.
    GENTIAN 
  • (Gentiana) Strong bitter that promotes production of gastric juices and bile and is useful for sluggish/impaired digestion, dyspepsia and flatulence. Restores appetite.
    GOLDENROD 
  • (Salidago canadensis) Anti- inflammatory, antiseptic, and diuretic for urinary conditions such as cystitis, and urethritis.
    GOTU KOLA 
  • (Centella asiatica) Useful in skin and connective tissue deficiency, especially post surgery. Tends to promote growth of the connective tissue, collagen and elastin. Tonic to thyroid and peripheral circulation. Visual, mental and emotional acuity improved with use. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    GRINDELIA 
  • (Grindelia spp.) Effective expectorant for thick, hard to rid congestion often found with chronic bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema. Aromatic urinary antiseptic for UTI and urethritis. Tincture diluted with water and used topically as a wash to relieve itching of poison ivy/oak and bug bites.
    HAWTHORN 
  • (Crataegus spp.) Helps to lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, promote circulation, and aids in the digestion of protein and greasy, fatty foods. Can help to deal with arteriosclerosis, heart weakness, palpitations, arrhythmia, and angina pectoris. Best used a long-term tonic. Caution: Consult with a physician before using if you currently take heart medications. Hawthorn is best used before prescription heart medications are recommended.
    HEAL ALL 
  • “SELF-HEAL” (Prunella vulgaris)
    HOLY BASIL 
  • “TULSI”
    HORSETAIL 
    HYPTIS 
  • “Desert Lavender” (Hyptis emoryi)
    INDIAN PIPE 
  • (Monotropa uniflora)
    INDIAN ROOT 
  • (Aristolochia watsonii)
    JAP. HONEY SUCKLE 
    JUNIPER BERRY 
  • (Cedrus virginicana) Urinary tract antiseptic, used for cystitis and inflammation of the urethra. Do not use with kidney irritation/inflammation or chronic kidney weakness. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    LAVENDER 
  • (Lavendula)
    LEMON BALM 
  • (Melissa officinalis) A nervine for tension, restlessness and the blues. Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory; diaphoretic and a digestive soother. Lemon balm is for everybody including babies and the elderly. Wonderful aid internally and externally for herpes.
    LICORICE 
  • “American Licorice” (Glycerhiza lepidota) Specific for deficiency of the adrenals and kidneys. Anti-inflammatory to the gut and the stomach and can help modulate fluid imbalances. Effective for the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers as well as coughs, bronchitis, pharyngitis, etc. Unlike the Chinese species, this has none of the hypertension side effects. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    LINDEN 
  • (Tilia americana)
    LOBELIA 
  • (Lobelia inflata) Strong antispasmodic used for bronchial asthma and all muscular and tubular cramping including asthma. Can cause emesis in high doses. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    MANZANITA 
  • (Arctostaphalus pungens) Astringent used primarily for the urinary tract and cyctisic/urethritis like Uva-ursi. Useful for burns, sunburns and diarrhea.
    MOTHERWORT 
  • (Leonorus cardiaca) A nervine that reduces tension and anxiety. Can be used to bring on delayed menses, and to ease painful menstruation and PMS symptoms. Heart tonic for circulation and to ease palpitations. Note: can slightly depress thyroid levels. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    MUGWORT 
  • (Artemisia vulgaris)
    MULLEIN 
  • (Verbascum thapsus)
    NETTLES 
  • (Urtica spp.) Rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, this herb diminishes histamine response in allergies, hay fevers and other inflammatory states in the skin and mucosa. Helpful for anemia. In nursing mothers this herb promotes production of breast milk.
    NETTLE ROOT 
  • (Urtica spp.)
    OATS 
  • (Avena sativa) A Soothing and nourishing mineral-rich nervine for nervous exhaustion, excess anger and fear, irritability, depression, insomnia (especially in those who are so tired they can’t rest), detoxification for drugs, etc.
    OCOTILLO 
  • (Fouquieria splendens) Improve lymphatic uptake in cases of congestion such as leaky gut, steatorrhea, dyspiosis, pelvic congestion, varicose veins and hemorrhoids. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    OREGON GRAPE ROOT 
  • (Mahonia repens) Stimulant to protein metabolism of the liver, skin and mucosa. Topically and internally it is anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and a staph inhibitor. When used simultaneously with antibiotics, may diminish the resistance of bacteria and other infectious organisms.
    OSHA 
  • (Ligusticum porterii) A heating, anti-viral, anti-microbial, and expectorant. Used for dry, upper respiratory infections, colds, flus, and herpatic outbreaks. Immune booster. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    PARSLEY ROOT 
  • (Petroselinum crispum)
    PASSION FLOWER 
  • (Passiflora incarnata) A relaxing sedative to the central nervous system, cardiovascular, and cardio-pulmonary systems. Antispasmodic and muscle relaxant for neurological pain, agitation, insomnia. Arterial sedative useful in some cases of essential hypertension. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    PARTRIDGE BERRY 
  • (Mitchella repens) Strengthening to the endometrium and promotes an eased labor when used at the end of pregnancy. Use as a tonic for class II pap smears, for slight hemorrhage at end of menstruation, and for a tendency for clotting and pain at the beginning of menstruation. Tonic for chronic problems of poor skin and mucosa.
    PEONY ROOT 
  • (Paeonia californica)
    PIPSISSEWA 
  • (Chimophylla maculata) A urinary tract disinfectant, and kidney astringent that is effective for UTIs, and cystitis. Also great for arthritis and rheumatoid pain concurrent with dry skin and dry patches of the skin such as eczema and psoriasis (often found in those with food allergies or in a menopausal state). DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE ON ANTI-COAGLUANTS.
    PLANTAIN 
  • (Plantago lanceolata & P. major) A soothing expectorant for coughs and bronchitis. Its soothing astringent properties make it a good herb for inflammation of the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract. Topically, it heals wounds and inflammatory skin conditions.
    POKE 
  • (Phytolacca americana) A powerful lymphatic that cleanses and moves this important system. Use for tonsillitis, mumps, laryngitis, swollen glands, cysts and mastitis. Specific to aid in the drainage of soft tissues such as the breasts and belly or when there is a slow recovery time. Caution: Small dosage herb, read label carefully. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    RATTANY 
  • (Kremeria greyii)
    RED CLOVER 
  • (Trifolium pratense) A blood cleansing and nutritive mineral herb that is a long-term immune stimulant.
    ROSEMARY 
  • (Rosmarinus officinalis) A standard disinfectant that lessens chronic inflammation, especially in the liver and lungs. Traditionally thought of as a memory-enhancing herb. Excellent anti-oxidant.
    SAINT JOHNSWORT 
  • (Hypericum punctatum) Analgesic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory this herb is popularly considered effective for mild to moderate depression and irritability as it is soothing to the central nervous system. Use to lengthen the time between herpes breakouts and the suppress other viral flare-ups. Use externally on wounds an analgesic.
    SAGE 
  • (Salvia officinalis)
    SASSAFRAS 
  • (Sassafras albidum) The taste of root beer, this root is classically considered a blood purifier and a spring tonic. It is used internally to prepare the body for the heat of the summer and for poison ivy rashes. Use the tincture to flavor water or other beverages.
    SHEPARD’S PURSE 
  • (Capsella bursa-pastoris) A great haemostatic herb useful for uterine bleeding, C-section recovery and postpartum bleeding, crone’s disease resections, hemorrhoids, endometriosis, etc. Astringent to an irritated urinary tract. NOT TO BE USED IN PREGNANCY.
    SKULLCAP 
  • (Scutellaria integrifolia) A nerve tonic and sedative for neuritis, sciatica, ghost pains, and may help with fibromyalgia and insomnia. Helpful in withdrawal from substance abuse, and diminishes symptoms such as delirium tremens.Stone Root (Collinsonia canadensis) A venous constrictor/strengthener helpful in lessening varicose veins, hemorrhoids and pelvic congestion. Use as a tonic for a couple months for best results.
    SWEET EVERLASTING 
  • “Cudweed” (Gnaphalium obtusifolia)
    THYME 
  • (Thymus vulgaris)
    USNEA 
  • (Usnea spp.) A lichen with strong antimicrobial and antiviral properties, useful for a broad range of infections and as an immune tonic. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    VALERIAN 
  • “Red Valerian” (Centranthus rubber) Strong sedative to the forebrain, effective for anxiety, hysteria, nervousness, intense anger and fear, panic attacks including palpitations, sweating tremors, etc. Good for restlessness from physical pain. A classic for insomnia and muscle pain.
    VIOLET LEAFT 
  • (Viola spp.)
    WATER CRESS 
  • (Nasturtium officinale)
    WHITE SAGE 
  • (Salvia apiana)
    WILD BERGAMOT 
  • “Bee Balm” (Monarda fistulosa)
    WILD HYDRANGEA 
  • (Hydrangea arborescens)
    WILD LETTUCE 
  • (Lactuca hirsuta)
    WILD MINT 
  • (Mentha aquatica)
    WILD OREGANO 
  • (Origanum vulgare)
    WILD YAM 
  • (Dioscorrea villosa) A relaxing anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic used for cramps such as, menstrual cramps, kidney stone cramps, diverticulitis, even arthritis.
    YARROW 
  • (Achillea millifolium) A haemostatic herb that is also anti-inflammatory to help stop bleeding and heal wounds. When taken in hot water it can stimulate diaphoresis and elimination helpful in fevers and colds. A bitter tonic to increase digestive efficiency; Use also to stimulate suppressed menses and circulation. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
    YELLOW DOCK 
  • (Rumex Crispus) A liver tonic that increases iron absorption in the body, useful for anemia, relieves constipation, tones the intestinal/digestive tissues, and deals with chronic skin disorders and excess heat.
    YERBA MANSA 
  • (Anemopsis californica) A powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory herb that stimulates damaged and congested mucosa and mucous membranes. Antiseptic and anesthetic to the urinary tract as in urethritis and other chronic infections. Use for swollen tonsils and gums, sore throats, and any old congested injury.
    YERBA SANTA 
  • (Eriodictyon spp.) A resinous herb that stimulates respiratory function and can be used as a bronchial dilator. Decongestant and expectorant for chronic congestion, colds, and coughs; for boggy lungs and chest colds. Effective for some types of UTIs, especially those that have gone on too long or may be STD related.
 
 
 

Premium Salves

Arnica (Arnica Montana) – Dried leaves in e.v.o.o. with alcohol and beeswax. Use immediately on abrasions, sprains and strains to lessen swelling and bruising.

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) – Dried flowers in e.v.o.o. with alcohol and beeswax. Premier 1st aid herb for skin; antifungal, anti-bacterial and antiviral for cuts, scraps, wounds, inflammations, minor burns, acne, diaper rash, cradle cap, athleteís foot, ringworm, etc. Regenerative to skin cells and connective tissue.  
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