History and Traditions & Folklore Uva ursi was the official recommendation for a urinary tract infection in the U.S. Pharmacopeia until 1936. 1 Bearberry leaves were mixed with tobacco were known as kinnikinnick (an American Indian word meaning "smoking mixture"). Native Americans to treat urinary problems especially cystisis.
In Mexico it was first used primarily by women, who drank damiana tea prior to lovemaking. The Mayans and Aztecs used
it as a sexual stimulant and as a treatment for respiratory disorders.
Damiana was sometimes burned ceremoniously to enable participants to "see visions". For thousands of years, Latin
American cultures have ritualistically used Damiana as a sexual stimulant. Damiana tea is stimulating
Damiana is used primarily as an aphrodisiac for both sexes1, and as a stimulant that can boost mental focus and stamina.
The health benefits of damiana are for the most part only verified by folklore and long observation, not by scientific study, however chemical analysis shows that damiana contains alkaloids similar to caffeine that have stimulating and aphrodisiac effects, stimulating blood flow to the genital area and increasing sensitivity. Some people report feelings of mild euphoria. Damiana is often combined with saw palmetto in formulas that address male prostate health.
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Liquid extracts, encapsulated powder,and most often medicinal herbal teas. Damiana leaf tea is bitter, and is often blended with sweeter herbs.
Damiana Side Effects: Damiana leaf tea may lower blood sugars, but tinctures do not. Since one of the traditional uses of the damiana herb was to induce abortion, it should be avoided in pregnancy. Chopped Leaf 3 ounces $15.00 Damiana Powder 3 ounces $18.00
ain. Wild lettuce is a valuable remedy for insomnia and muscular arthritis. The common name "lettuce opium",
as it was known in the earlier official pharmacopoeias, refers to the potent milky latex produced by the stems
and leaves. Helps ease muscle and joint pain. There has been a recent internet driven surge of popularity of wild lettuce as a recreational herb,
however wild lettuce will disappoint those only looking for a legal high similar to opium. The powers that be
have outlawed all the truly narcotic herbs, leaving only the less potent ones available to use without fear of
running afoul of the law. That said, this relaxing and sedative herb can be a ally for those needing help to induce sleep, and calm restlessness and anxiety.
( Nepeta cataria )Catnip is an herb that is used to calm people and to treat digestion problems. It may also be
used to treat
colic in infants. Other names for Catnip include: Cataria, Catmint, Catnep, Catrup, Cat's Play, Catwort, Fieldbalm,
Recently found in a University Study to be 10 times as effective as Deet at repelling mosquitoes.
Native Americans made a tea out of catnip to relieve colic in babies.
Keep out of reach of your cat. If kitty can get to it, kitty will!
$5.00 per 1/4 pound ( 4 oz) Tea
Known as the “Queen of Fruits,” the mangosteen is renowned for more than just its taste. Mangosteen powder
contains dozens of xanthones, sometimes known as “super-antioxidants.”
Taste and Uses of Mangosteen Powder
Mangosteen powder has a slightly bitter and tropical taste that is best mixed with other drinks or food. To enjoy mangosteen powder, mix 1-2 teaspoons in smoothies, teas, drinks, yogurt, or any other food. Our mangosteen powder is non-GMO.
What is Mangosteen Powder... The mangosteen fruit is native to Southeast Asia and Oceania, and is traditionally used in some Asian folk medicines. It first became popular in Britain, in the mid-1850s. Because of the mangosteen’s unique, sweet flavor and fragrant aroma, many consider it the tastiest fruit in the world. The fruit grows on small evergreen trees, and its flesh is white, segmented, and juicy.
Our mangosteen powder is made, not from the mangosteen’s white flesh, but from its purple rind (known as the pericarp), which contains most of the mangosteen’s nutrients and its over-forty xanthones. Preliminary research has shown that xanthones’ antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may help strengthen the immune system.
Health Benefits of Mangosteen Powder
1) A 2008 study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciencesdemonstrated the cancer-preventative effects of xanthones from the pericarps of mangosteen. The research found that specific xanthones in the pericarp inhibited cell growth and suggests that these xanthones may be useful agents in cancerprevention.
2) Mangosteen can reduce inflammation levels in the body, which lowers the risk for heart disease and diabetes. A 2009 study published in the Nutrition Journalfound that drinking 18 oz of mangosteen juice per day for eight weeks reduced inflammation markers among overweight and obese individuals.
Directions: Steep 1 teaspoon in hot water for 3-4 minutes. One half pound makes 24 cups.
Drink 3 cups daily for its disease prevention and natural cancer therapy qualities.
Drink THIS First Thing in the Morning:
This daily trick can help you detoxify, improve your digestion and boost your metabolism & energy levels
by Mike Geary - Certified Nutrition Specialist
Author of the best seller: The Top 101 Foods that FIGHT Aging
You're bombarded with toxins in today's modern world... everywhere from the polluted air you breathe, the water you drink, the shampoos and other cosmetics that lather your body with chemicals, and of course, all of the chemical additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and other harmful compounds in the food that you eat.
All of these TOXINS can have harmful effects on your body, harming your metabolism and hormones, impairing your digestive system, and zapping your energy levels.
Immediately upon waking each day, squeeze about 1/2 to 1 full lemon (depending on size of the lemon) into an 8 oz glass of warm or room temperature purified water. This is gentler on your body first thing in the morning compared to ice cold water.
Drink this at least 10 minutes before eating any food for the day.
Make sure to use fresh organic lemons to make this drink, and not bottled lemon juice. You want to use organic lemons to avoid the pesticides that can accumulate.
3 Major benefits of this morning drink to your body, health, and energy:
According to a leading health publication, TheAlternativeDaily.com:
"The health promoting benefits of lemons are powerful. For centuries, it has been known that lemons contain powerful antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting components. We know that lemons are a great digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Lemons contain citric acid, magnesium, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, pectin, calcium and limonene, which supercharge our immunity so that the body can fight infection.
Lemons are considered one of the most alkalizing foods you can eat. This may seem untrue as they are acidic on their own. However, in the body, lemons are alkaline; the citric acid does not create acidity once it has been metabolized. The minerals in lemons are actually what helps to alkalize the blood. Most people are too acidic (from eating too much sugar and grains), and drinking warm lemon water helps reduce overall acidity, drawing uric acid from the joints.
This reduces the pain and inflammation which many people feel. And the American Cancer Society recommends warm lemon water to encourage regular bowel movements."
Benefits that you can enjoy: 1. Improves your digestion Lemon juice helps your body improve digestion and stimulates bile production. Lemon juice can even be an aid for heartburn and indigestion.
2. Boosts your energy for the day: Even just the scent of lemon juice has been shown to improve your mood and energy levels, and reduce anxiety. Plus the detoxifying effect and alkalizing effect of fresh organic lemon juice can improve your energy through the removal of toxins from your body.
Naturally boost your energy, KILL joint pain,
Lower your blood pressure, Fight diabetes & control blood sugar,
Boost your brain health, HEAL your digestion problems,
Corn Silk - Cut, Organic
1 ounce - $13.00
Cornsilk serves as a potent diuretic, which relieves water retention and tissue swelling from PMS or kidney disease, cystitis, and urinary infections or inflammations. It is a rich source of vitamin K to help control bleeding. It also has been shown to assist with bedwetting and prostate disorders.
One of the most effective herbs for bedwetting, corn silk can be taken as a tincture at night to help prevent the problem. Use as a tea during the day, ceasing 3-4 hours before bedtime, to strengthen the urinary system.
Herbs: Orange Peel - Cut, Organic
1 ounce $2.00
Origin: USA Orange peel contains aromatic compounds that are antiseptic, reduce muscles spasms and decrease the thickness while increasing the production of mucosal fluids. It also contains bitter compounds that are anti-inflammatory, reduce muscle spasms, increase the production of digestive fluid and increase blood circulation.
Hawthorn Berries Organic Powder
1 ounce - $9.00
Common Names: Hawthorn, haw, whitethorn, mayflower
Latin Name: Crataegus oxycanthus
Used regularly, hawthorn strengthens the heart muscle and the nerves to the heart.
Controlled medical studies in Europe showed that hawthorn lowered blood pressure and reduced the strain on the heart by dilating the blood vessels away from the heart, strengthened the heart muscle by increasing the metabolism of enzymes in the heart muscle, boosted the utilization of oxygen by the heart and slightly dilated the coronary vessels. Almost all the heart patients given hawthorn showed improvement. Hawthorn normalized and enhanced the function of the heart and circulatory system without side effects.
Hawthorn is a gentle heart tonic that nurtures the entire circulatory system. Hawthorn has proven effective as a treatment for functional heart disease arrhythmia, angina pectoris, age-related circulatory insufficiency, arteriosclerosis and regulation of the circulatory system.
To thwart the damaging effects of a heart attack, hawthorn is the ‘ounce of prevention that is worth a pound of cure.’ Hawthorn improves coronary circulation by dilating the coronary arteries to bring more oxygen directly to the heart muscle and reducing the chances of heart attack or angina. Increasing the ability of the heart to function smoothly, hawthorn imparts a gentle but persistent toning action that compensates for age-related degeneration of the heart. Simply put, hawthorn helps keep the heart healthy enough to head off a heart attack.
Used in conjunction with a healthy diet and stress management, hawthorn is the perfect preventative prescription for persons who have a family history of heart disease. Considered a safe and effective long-term treatment for the gradual loss of heart function that comes with age, hawthorn is not habit forming, accumulative or toxic.
For patients who have already suffered a heart attack, studies show hawthorn speeds recovery, lowers blood pressure, strengthens the heart and forestalls any onset of coronary disease. No other herb in the plant kingdom provides the nourishing regeneration of hawthorn both before or after a heart attack.
Although hawthorn berries are used in marmalades, jellies, and as a flour additive, powdered hawthorn should be taken with the meal or shortly after eating to avoid nausea. The recommended dosage of hawthorn, whether in capsules, powder or tincture, is three times a day.
To make the tincture, steep four ounces of the berries in a pint of brandy for two weeks, then filter. Fifteen drops is considered one dose. For hawthorn tea, add one or two teaspoons of berries to hot water.
Comfrey Leaf Also known as Knitbone 1 ounce $15.00
Herbs: Comfrey Leaf - Cut, Organic
Common Names: Comfrey, gum plant, bruisewort, knit bone, nipbone, knit back, boneset
Comfrey is high in calcium and vitamin C. It has a strong history of being used as an external application by itself or in poultices for the mending of wounds and broken bones. It is a contact healer, relieving pain and immediately helping to grow new flesh and bone. The Latin name itself translates "knitting together."
One of the main therapeutic substances in comfrey is allantoin, an anti-inflammatory that perks up the immune system, speeds wound healing, and encourages new skin and cell growth. It's a time-honored treatment for healing sores, bruises, and even broken bones. The tannins in comfrey are astringent, and the rosmarinic acid might contribute some anti-inflammatory assistance.
We use comfrey often in external applications. It is readily available fresh, probably in your own back yard. It is not recommended for internal use.
It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
It is critical that comfrey is stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is highly recommended, but not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of it's highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.
[Bentonite Clay Powder]
2 ounces. - $4.50
Origin: USA Bentonite clay
How It Works:
Bentonite Clay is a very unique substance, formed primarily of Montmorillonite, which is an extremely flat crystal flake, that carries a relatively strong negative ionic charge. The negative charge is compensated for by adsorbing a cation (either Sodium or Calcium) to the interior of the molecule, this is what makes it either Sodium Bentonite or Calcium Bentonite Clay. To put it another way think of the Montmorillonite crystal flake resembling two pieces of bread, with a strong vacuum pulling the lunch meat in between them, whatever lands there (Sodium or Calcium) determines what kind of sandwich it will be. Now when you activate this clay sandwich it will magnetically grab the junk in your body (heavy metals, toxins, acid, etc.…) and trade them for the” lunch meat” taking the toxins out in your waste. The two different clays although very similar in their inert state (dry) have very different applications when activated (mixed with water).
2 ounces $4.50
Pau D'Arco Bark
Herbs: Pau D'Arco Bark - Cut
2 ounces - $4.95
The Incas and native tribes of South America use pau d’arco bark externally as a poultice or decoction for
treating skin diseases including eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections, hemorrhoids and skin cancers.
The recent popularity of pau d’arco in western herbology is attributed to its antifungal activity in treating systemic yeast infections like candida albicans.
Yeast infections often accompany or follow antibiotic therapy and can be especially resistant to conventional treatment. The antifungal action of pau d’arco is used to combat these infections by drinking the tea thrice daily.
Pau d’arco is an excellent herbal source of calcium. It is also diuretic and antipyretic.
Pau D' Arco is high or very high on the following nutrients:
Calcium, Cobalt, Crude Fiber, Silicon
Pau d' Arco (Taheebo) comes from the inner bark of the Red Lapacho tree in the Andes of South America. It has been used for centuries. Theodoro Meyer of the National University of Tucuman, Argentina was the first modern scientist to study Taheebo’s chemical composition. He found it contained XYLOIDIN – an antibiotic with viricidal properties. Also contains LASPACHOL – an element noted for its anti-tumor activity.
Used for many disorders, considered an "everything" herb.
To make a tea, add 1 heaping tablespoon to 4-6 cups of hot water and steep for 5-20 minutes. Strain off herbs and enjoy!
Used for all skin diseases.
Good for sores, even old ones, used externally.
Blood purifier, Tonic, Eczema, Prostate 2 ounces $4.95
Bilberry Fruit Powder Common Names: bilberry fruit, huckleberry, whortleberry, turtleberry
Bilberry has marvelous anti-aging properties in both its fruit and leaves. Bilberry improves visual acuity both at night and during the day.
It is one of the most popular over-the-counter drugs in Europe.
This herb is becoming more important to the aging populations of the world. This fruit and its extracts have marvelous anti-aging properties.
This is an important fruit to add to one's daily diet. Blueberries and black currant fruit may also be as useful as bilberry but are not yet as popular for their medicinal properties.
2 ounces $15.00
An all-purpose herb that is good for the whole body.
Heavy in silica; strengthens fingernails and hair, especially good for split ends.
Helps body utilize and hold calcium; used in herbal calcium combinations.
Good for eye, ear, nose, throat and glandular disorders. One ounce $10.00
Artichoke Leaf powder
The relaxing effects of lobelia can be felt over the entire body, and can be used both internally and externally to help relieve, soothe and calm the system. Lobelia contains properties that may help to relax the stomach (a common problem in asthmatic children) and dilate the bronchial passages.
One ounce $10.50
Bitter Melon is the English name of Momordica charantia, a climbing vine whose
leaves and green fruits
, although bitter, has been used to fight cancer, diabetes and many infectious
diseases. It is also a powerful
weapon against HIV/AIDS.
Bitter Melon is the English name of Momordica charantia, a climbing vine whose
leaves and green fruits,
although bitter, has been used to fight cancer, diabetes and many infectious diseases.
it also a powerful weapon against HIV/AIDS since some reports claim that bitter melon has substance Q.
It is one of the most favorite vegetables among the Chinese and the most popular herbal tea as well.
The fruits and leaves of bitter melon are a good source of minerals and vitamins, such as iron, calcium,
phosphorus and Vitamin B. However, it is not known how much nutritional contents can actually be absorbed by the body's digestive system of the plant become some of these substances exist in unabsorbable form.
Does Bitter Melon have Medicinal Properties?
Yes. Books and articles about bitter melon states that the extract from the leaves or roots shrinks hemorrhoids.
The juice from the leaves is also good to prevent and lessen cough, for fever and against roundworms. Reportedly, it is also used to treat sterility in women and alleviate liver problems. Likewise, bitter melon has some antimicrobial activity and can help infected wounds.
However, none of the medicinal uses of bitter melon has been proven scientifically, although they have not been disproved, either. It's just that it has not been studied enough.
Is it true that bitter melon tea and capsules are effective in lowering blood sugar of diabetics?
There is one case where it is proven that it can lower blood sugar levels from people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes.
Results of these scientific studies that determine the effect of drinking of bitter melon extract on blood sugar level of Type 2 Diabetes have consistently shown that bitter melon lowers blood sugar level. The effect on blood sugar is due to momordicin, a substance that is also responsible for it's bitter taste.
The effect of the bitter melon leaves lowering blood sugar level among diabetics is evident regardless of how it is prepared - boiled then eaten, in the form of tea, capsule or tablet. But diabetics should be cautioned about replacing their proprietary medicines with bitter melon teas, capsules or tablets. So far, studies were done only on a very limited number of human subjects so bitter melon and diabetes cannot be labeled conclusive.
In fact, no large clinical trial has yet been published on the preparation of Momordica charantia (bitter melon). The manufacturers of bitter melon teas, capsules and tablets themselves are not claiming healing benefits for their products. They market them only as supplements.
Are they really good substitutes for the anti-diabetic drugs that are available in the market?
Bitter melon should be considered an addition in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. It could probably reduce the patients intake of anti diabetic drugs. It should not however, be regarded as a stand-alone medicine.
The literature regarding the anticancer properties of bitter melon is quite extensive. Bitter melon has now shown activity against cancers of the breast, pancreas, prostate, colon, liver, stomach and naso-pharynx, as well as leukemia and neuroblastoma.
Bitter melon has been found to kill cancer cells not only in a laboratory dish, but also in animal trials: In a paper published in Carcinogenesis, University of Colorado researchers administered oral bitter melon doses to mice and found a 64% reduction in pancreatic tumor size without noticeable toxicity.  This is an amazing result and exactly the kind of selective action against cancer cells that researchers are looking for.
Breast cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer in women from Western countries. In a 2010 study from Saint Louis University (USA), bitter melon extract was effective against human breast cancer cells and primary human mammary epithelial cells. It was able to reduce the proliferation of cancer cells and induce cell death among breast cancer cells – and has been suggested as a dietary supplement for prevention of breast cancer
Bitter melon has been demonstrated to increase the number of natural killer (NK) cells, which is usually low or reduced in cervical cancer patients who have a defective immune system. Its administration was also found to result in the arrest of the cell cycle among prostate cancer cells and halt the progress of prostate tumor.
To use, bring 2 quarts of water to boil. Remove from heat, add 1 teaspoon of comfrey herb to water for 20 minutes
has several useful properties - stimulant, emetic, nauseant, stomachic, aromatic, expectorant, carminative, antispasmodic and nervine sedative. Calamus root's most common uses are as an aromatic stimulant and mild tonic. Please note that it should not be used during pregnancy.
One Ounce $20.00
3 Tablespoons $4.00
Wild lettuce Leaf 3 Ounces $20.00
4 ounces $20.00
Blue Vervain Herb
( Verbena hastata )Vervain is an herb used to help bring sleep and relaxation, for stomach or bowel
problems, kidney stones, for colds and fever (infections), to help increase breast milk, and as a treatment
for seizures (uncontrolled shaking). Other names for Vervain include: Verbena officinalis, Blue Vervain
, Enchanter's Herb, Holy Herb, Pigeon Grass, Wild Hyssop, and Verbena.
Marshmallow( Althea officinalis )-the herb,has been used for centuries as both a food and a medicine. Its botanical name comes from the Greek word "altho," which means "to cure." The Romans, Chinese, Egyptians, and Syrians used marshmallow as a source of meal,To reduce inflammation on the
skin Arabs used its leaves & applied on external areas. Marshmallows are incredibly cool not because of its good taste, but also a good source
of light, just lighting them you can create a great light in a dark campsite.Due to exceptional healing properties it has been used by herbalists
for many centuries to heal a range of ailments, hence its botanical name, Althea officinalis, from the Greek altho, meaning 'to Both heal.
Marshmallow root and leaf are medicinal teas. The root is used as medicine to prepared cough tea and cough syrup medicines . In the
United States, marshmallow is used as a component of dietary supplement antitussive and demulcent preparations .
Uses and Benefits
Marshmallow is used to cure following problems: Asthma, Bronchitis, Common cold/sore throat, Cough, Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, Stomach ulcers, Weight loss aid (marshmallow swells with fluid and gives a sense of fullness)
Marshmallow is excellent for the skin. If applied externally it shows fantastic moisturizing and nourishing properties and is used to soothe and repair dry and cracked skin.
Marshmallow contains anti-inflammatory effect, Marshmallow is very good for problems with the urinary system, including .cystitis, urethritis, urinary gravel and calculus.
Marshmallows leaf if used internally cure the irritation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa and associated dry cough.
Root of Marshmallow use in : Demulcent, diuretic, emollient, vulnerary.
Leaf of Marshmallow use in : Demulcent, expectorant, diuretic, emollient, antilithic. Flowers of Marshmallow use in : expectorant
Side Effects Not recommended during pregnancy . Don't take medicine if it shows following symptoms which may mean you are allergic to it.The right away is to talk to your doctor.
Breathing problems. tightness in your throat. Chest pain . Skin hives. rash. itchy. swollen skin . tightness in your chest .
Root infusion or cold-water maceration (2% to 5%): 5 ounces (1 to 2 tsp) taken to soothe cough and sore throat
Dried root: 2 to 6 g or equivalent preparations daily (cold infusion 3 times per day)
Marshmallow cough syrup (from root): 2 to 10 g per single dose
Unless otherwise prescribed: 5 g per day of cut leaf.
Infusion: 1-2 g in 150 ml boiled water, two to three times daily.
Cold maceration: 1-2 g in 150 ml cold water for 60 minutes stirring occasionally; strain and warm before drinking, two to three times daily.
For Adults (18 years and older) in skin inflammatory conditions (eczema, psoriasis): Applied, 5-10 grams of marshmallow in ointment or cream base or 5% powdered marshmallow leaf to the skin three times daily. Daily oral doses of 5 grams of marshmallow leaf, or 6 grams of marshmallow root have been suggested by mouth. Oral and pharyngeal irritation: A dose of 2 grams of marshmallow in 1 cup of cold water, soaked for 2 hours then gargled has been used.
Children (younger than 18 years) There is not enough record scientific data to prescribe marshmallow for use in children.
1 ounce $30.00
$17.00 1 ounce
Black Cohosh Root - Almost everything known about the value of black cohosh root, as described in the early American materia medica's, came from practices and remedies of Native American peoples. Black cohosh was officially in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia from 1820 to 1936. Preparations containing black cohosh root are still one of the most popular herbs for women's health in North America today. 8 ounces $50.00
Safety and Dosage
The safety profile of hibiscus is excellent, with no proven adverse reactions.
It is difficult to clarify dosing recommendations when different products are used in different studies. However, positive studies used the following dosages:
For cholesterol maintenance: 1,000 mg dried herb 3x daily, one cup of hibiscus tea 2x daily, or 100 mg of standardized extract 2x daily
For blood pressure maintenance†: One cup of hibiscus tea 2x daily or dried powdered hibiscus extract providing 250 mg anthocyanins per day
2 Hibiscus Liquid Phyto-Caps are the equivalent of an 8oz cup of Hibiscus Tea.It is exciting to see the use of this simple, safe plant evolve from home beverage to medicinal utilization for such common health support such as blood pressure and cholesterol maintenance.
Hibiscus helps maintain cholesterol levels that are already within a healthy range.*
Hibiscus helps maintain blood pressure levels that are already within a healthy range.*
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
Consuming hibiscus may impart some benefit such as stimulating weight loss, strengthening the immune system by providing vitamin C and antioxidants, reducing the intensity of hot flashes and solving dandruff and acne problems. Despite the benefits, hibiscus tea may have hazardous side effects.
Bulk hibiscus Dried Flowers
1/2 pound $10.00 organic
Astragalus Root - Cut, Organic
2 ounces. - $19.00
Astragalus root is most popular for stimulating the immune system by increasing the activity of the white blood cell count which helps fight off any potential or present infection. It guards against colds, viruses, and respiratory infections. Astragalus also boosts energy levels, increases staminia.
Wormwood Herb - Cut Organic
2 oz. - $4.00
Though the Wormwood herb root is rarely used for medicine, it is extremely powerful, especially for hot, sore infections of the throat and lungs. Some herbalists do not recommend the use of this herb because of its thujone content. Millennia of traditional use support its continued place in the herbal dispensatory.
Wormwood Herb is excellent to expel intestinal worms, stimulate the appetite and liver, and also the uterus. Two of its phytochemicals stimulate digestion. Compresses soaked in wormwood tea are recommended for irritations, bruises, and sprains.
A word of warning
Avoid using it internally during pregnancy. Wormwood herb is a very potent. Use caution when taking it internally.
Some people have sensitivities to Wormwood. If you experience any negative symptoms, stop taking immediately. Also known as Mugwort.
Native Americans will smudge the Mugwort for an innerpeace of well being. The fragrance is delightful
Artemisia (aka. Wormwood) has been used in herbalism since ancient times. It is extremely bitter tasting and named wormwood on account of its efficacy in destroying intestinal parasites. IArtemisinin, a compound derived from Wormwood, has been the subject of much research – and it has shown much promise as an anti-malaria agent. It is now well established to have anti-proliferative and apoptotic (killing) effects on a number of cancer cell types.
Artemisia annua was first noted as a possible anticancer herb in 2001, when two researchers at the University of Washington learned that wormwood showed highly selective activity against breast cancer cells. “Artemisinin reacts with iron to form free radicals that kill cells. Since cancer cells uptake relatively large amount of iron than normal cells, they are more susceptible to the toxic effect of artemisinin.” The anticancer effect of artemisinin is thus much enhanced (up to 100x) by the preloading of cancer cells with iron.
Recent scientific research conducted at the Cancer Research Laboratory, University of California (Berkeley) has found that Artemisinin, a compound found in Artemisia, induced a growth arrest of tumorigenic human breast cancer cell lines with preneoplastic and late stage cancer phenotypes, but failed to arrest the growth of a nontumorigenic human mammary cell line.
In lay terms, what this means is that artemisinin killed the breast cancer cells without harming the healthy cells. This is exactly the kind of effect that researchers are looking for – because one of the greatest challenges of modern cancer research is to develop effective anti-cancer agents which do not also harm healthy cells. Current anticancer regimens are notorious for their highly toxic effects – aka “collateral damage”.
Native Americans smoked and smudged sage to drive out negative energy.
Oatstraw at straw, oat grass
Latin Name: Avena sativa
Origin: USA 1 ounce $5.00
Oatgrass, or oatstraw as it is popularly known, is the young shoots of the grain plant Avena sativa. Much has been written about the seed of this plant and especially about the effect of oat bran on serum cholesterol. To herbalists, however, oatmeal is for breakfast while oatgrass tea is for dinner. The young shoots of the oat plant can be sprouted like alfalfa and eaten as a rich source of minerals. The shoots and even the straw remaining after the grain has been harvested are excellent sources of the major minerals used in the structure of the body including magnesium and calcium.
A tea or extract of this herbal product is the most effective way of obtaining its virtues. The dried plant material is too fibrous to be eaten directly. Oatgrass tea is said to relieve hysteria and balance the menstrual cycle of females.
Little is known about the chemistry of oatgrass. We performed a nutritional analysis on it for this work but little else is available. It ranks as the best terrestrial source of magnesium in our study. Magnesium deficiency has been linked to menstrual disorders, irritability and poor calcium absorption. This may contribute to its folk uses.
Contains mucilaginous compounds as well as crude fiber that encourage normal bowel function. These compounds reduce bowel transit time, absorb toxins and enhance the efficiency of digestion. Oatstraw is an excellent herbal source of magnesium.
Oatstraw is high or very high on the following nutrients: Calcium, Chromium, Crude Fiber, Dietary Fiber, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Silicon, Sodium
$10.00 Per 1/4 Pound (4 Oz) Powder
Raw Nopal Cactus is very rich in insoluble and especially soluble dietary fiber. It is also rich in vitamins (especially vitamin A, vitamin C,
and vitamin K, but also riboflavin and vitamin B6) and minerals (especially magnesium, potassium, and manganese, but also iron and
copper). Nopal Cactus has a high calcium content, but the nutrient is not biologically available because it is present as calcium oxalate,
which is neither highly soluble nor
easily absorbed through the intestinal wall. Addition of Nopal Cactus also reduces the glycemic effect of a mixed meal. Nopales are low carbohydrate and may be helpful for those suffering from diabetes.
The pulp of the Nopal Cactus pads has been used by many cultures as a dressing for burns, cuts, wounds, and fractures and is believed to deaden pain and promote healing. Glochids from the plant were rubbed into warts and moles to assist in their removal.Decoctions of the fruit are taken as purgatives.
Harnessing the power of betalains, a rare and potent class of antioxidants that flourish in the Nopal cactus delivering scientifically proven health benefits.
Reduce inflammation: When toxins assault your system or when injury or infection strikes your body responds with a complex biological process commonly referred to as inflammation. If this inflammation goes unchecked, it may lead to a wide variety of disorders, from stroke to arthritis to heart disease.
Nopal Cactus contains betalains and other anti-inflammatory ingredients that may work directly on the fluid surrounding your cells. There, they draw off the toxins and excess water to reduce inflammation and rebalance the cellular environment.
Protect against premature aging:
Betalains found in Nopal Cactus may fill in the gaps of your cells (including the cells in your skin) and return them to the firm, robust nature of young cells at any age. By providing a healthy environment for the cell, betalains may keep it from withering.
Detoxify your body:
Every day, we're exposed to toxins in our air, water and foods and even toxins created by our own bodies. Nopal Cactus powder combines its possible anti-toxic ingredients to combat these poisons directly at a cellular level.
By increasing the activity of CYP-2E1, a special enzyme that neutralizes daily toxins, Nopal Cactus may be helpful in protecting your cells and vital organs especially your liver against the carcinogens, hormone disruptors, respiratory toxins, developmental toxins and neurotoxins that are responsible for one-quarter of all the world's diseases.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Wildcrafted Nopal Cactus Pad Powder may include:
● Detoxifies the body ● May strengthen urinary system in women ● Increase energy ● Strong antioxidant ● Anti-inflammatory properties ● Antiviral ● May reduce pain & promotes healing (Analgesic) ● Topically used to aid in the healing of burns, cuts, wounds, & fractures ● May boost the immune system ● May help for hyperglycemia & diabetes ● May protect against fluid retention ● Neutralize free radicals ● May reduces blood sugar
● May help the body to reduce the occurrence of gastric ulcer ● May protect against premature aging
Suggested Use: Mix 1 - 2 teaspoons with juice, yogurt, add to your favorite smoothie.
Our Raw Nopal Cactus Pad Powder is wildcrafted and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals. Keep your Wildcrafted Raw Nopal Cactus Pad Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
Yacon Powder Raw Yacon leaves contain a rich myriad of vitamins and minerals. In South America, tea from the yacon leaf
has long been used as an herbal remedy for diabetes and high blood pressure. Research indicates that yacon leaves are
effective at normalizing blood sugar levels. The yacon leaves oligofructose properties act similar to insulin in the body and
reduces the burden on the pancreas. Studies also suggest that yacon leaves are beneficial for those with hypertension. By
thinning the blood Yacon can lower blood pressure by 5 to 10 percent. It can also lower cholesterol and discourage clot
formation. Yacon leaves also stimulate the body to break down fatty cells while boosting the metabolism. For this reason
organic yacon leaf powder has gained increased popularity as a diet aid.
Yacon is a perennial herb native to the Andes Mountain Range in Central America at elevations of 900 to 3000 meters. Dating back to the period of the Incas, it has been cultivated extensively around the region for consumption and medicinal purposes. The wonderful benefits of yacon then discovered by ancient Peruvians and confirmed by modern science have gained increased popularity in Japan, Europe and now the US.
Some possible benefits of our raw Yacon leaf powder may include:
● Normalizing blood sugar levels ● Reducing blood pressure ● Reducing the risk of atherosclerosis ● Reducing the risk of osteoporosis ● Prebiotic & antioxidant properties ● Nourishing & protecting the liver ● Natural antibacterial & antifungal properties
Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with yogurt, add to your favorite smoothie or infuse into a tea.
Skullcap is a powerful medicinal herb, it is used in alternative medicine as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, slightly astringent, emmenagogue, febrifuge, nervine, sedative and strongly tonic. Some valuable constituents found in the plant are Scutellarin, Catalpol, other Volatile oils, bitter iridoids and Tannins. Scientific studies are proving this to be a valuable plant in many areas for mental disorders. Skullcap is used in the treatment of a wide range of nervous conditions including epilepsy, insomnia, hysteria, anxiety, delerium tremens, withdrawal from barbiturates and tranquilisers. A medicinal infusion of the plant is used to promote menstruation, it should not be given to pregnant women since it can induce a miscarriage, the infusion is also used in the treatment of throat infections. The infusion is given for nervous headaches, neuralgia and in headache arising from incessant coughing, pain, and inducing sleep when necessary, without any unpleasant symptoms following. Skullcap is currently being used as an alternative medicine to treat ADD and a number of nerve disorders.
Sarsaparilla - Primarilly used as a flavoring for beverages, it is traditionally used in cordials and tonics as a blood purifier and detox agent. 6 ounces $26.00
Spirulina has been used by the Kanem Empire in Chad as well as the Aztecs as a food source for centuries. It is commonly known as Blue-green algae or blue-green bacteria, and contains high levels of protein. Spirulina may help to maintain healthy skin
6 ounces $21.00
half pound $10.00
Mix hibiscus tea leaves with other herbs and flowers for flavorful herbal beverages. And don’t throw out these fragrant petals after one use – the flowers can be steeped multiple times until the magenta color begins to fade. The flowers for our tea are picked from the bright red hibiscus plants, grown in warm regions around the world.
Lowers Blood Pressure: A 2008 Tufts University study found that hypertensive adults who drank 3 cups of hibiscus tea each day were able to lower their blood pressure.
Good For Your Cholesterol: A 2009 study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that patients who drank 2 cups of hibiscus tea a day for a month had a significant decrease in their LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and an increase in their HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
Antioxidant Rich: Hibiscus flowers contain high concentrations of the antioxidants in the form of Vitamin C, cyaniding, and anthocyanins. These antioxidants may help mitigate damage from free radicals.
Herbs: Arnica Flowers - Whole
2 ounces $12.00
Arnica has been traditionally used externally for bruises, joint pain and muscle soreness. It is wonderful for helping your little ones get through their bumps and bruises without looking like a purple and blue munchkin. Also for the hardworking man who comes home at night sore and stiff. Our favorite way to use this valuable herb is as a soothing salve.
Arnica Salve Recipe-
Making a salve might sound difficult, but it isn’t! The thing that takes the longest is infusing your favorite oil with Arnica. The best way for you to do this is in a crock pot on very low heat.
1. Stuff a mason jar one-third full with herbs.
2. Fill jar with the oil of your choice (coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, etc.), leaving at least one inch from the top of jar. Screw a lid on tight. 3. Place a wash cloth in the bottom of the crock pot. Put jar in the center of the pot (on the wash cloth). Fill the crock pot with water, one inch below top of jar. If your jar is taller than the crockpot simply put crockpot top onto the jar top and lay towels over the top to cover gaps.
4. Keep crock pot on low heat (oil needs to be very hot but not boiling) for 3 days. Water will evaporate out of the pot, so keep adding water as needed. NEVER add cool water a hot glass jar, as this can cause it to shatter.
5. As the herbs’ properties release in the oil, the oil will have more color and smell like an herbal oil. With a cheese cloth (cotton sheet or t-shirt will work too) strain herb solids out of oil. Now you have a herbal infused oil. It is good for massage oil!!!
6. To make the oil into a salve you will need beeswax. Use approximately 2 oz. of grated beeswax for 8 to 9 oz. of infused oil.
7. On low heat, warm oil and beeswax until wax is all melted. Add a drop of vitamin E oil for every ounce of oil. This is a natural preservative.
8. While salve is still hot, pour into your container (wide mouth jar, tin can, etc.).
9. Let sit over night or until salve is hard.
10. Screw a lid on tight and label with name and date. Voila!! You have a salve!!!
Salve Making Tips:
~ If it is too soft for you, reheat it and add a bit more beeswax. If it is too hard, reheat it and add a touch more oil.
~ Salve is a thick oil that is used for, cuts, bites, burns, rashes, boils, massage, and more. Salves can keep up to five years or more.
~ Keep out of light and extreme heat.
Precautions: Not to be taken internally or used on broken skin.
1 0unce $7.50
White willow bark is known for relieving pain.
White Willow’s main substance is salicin. White willow bark is what aspirin was made of in the early days of medicine. The great thing about taking White Willow is that it will not thin the blood or irritate the stomach like aspirin.
White willow bark is not considered safe for use by pregnant women.
1 ounce. - $4.00
Peppermint is a delicious mild tea. It is wonderful to use as a beverage – hot in the winter and cold in the summer. Dieters, it contains no calories.
One of the oldest and most popular remedies for simple colic and minor bloat in children and adults.
Good for all digestive problems, helps stomach pain caused by indigestion and is soothing to the stomach.
Expels stomach and colon gas. Excellent for fevers, flu, diarrhea, ulcers, and colitis. Strengthens nerves and heart muscles. Cleanses and tones the body. Can take the place of coffee for a stimulant., Promotes relaxation.
Bilberry Fruit Powder
2 ounces $ 15.00
This treasured plant from the sea is a highly concentrated source of protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It has 26 times the calcium of milk, 35 times the protein of meat, and is easily absorbed and utilized by the body. It is often used by sport and fitness enthusiasts.
Spirulina is an all natural food source that is made up of a highly nutritious micro fresh water plant that is more than 60% proteins and amino acids. (4 times higher than that of fish or beef). Spirulina is also packed with a multitude of bio available vitamins including 4 times more B 12 than most animal liver. Because it grows in a naturally alkaline environment, it is also comprised of a wide range of essential minerals such as Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Phosphorus, Calcium etc. Spirulina is also an abundant source of Beta- carotene (40 time more than spinach), and gamma-Linolein acid. Further, it contains one of the strongest natural occurring anti-oxidants know, called Phycocyanin which can only be found in Spirulina.Is a strong Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Is a naturally occurring rich vegetable protein.
Protects the cells, organs, and body tissues from oxidative stress.
Stimulates the vitality of cells, in particular red corpuscles to insure proper oxygenation of muscle cells.
Is rich in proteins (18 amino acids), vitamins (E, B1, B2, B3, B12, and ET P), essential fatty acids, minerals, polysaccharides, and trace elements.
Supports the immune system and joint health.
Protects and detoxifies the liver-kidney system.
Has sometimes been called Manna of the future. Aids weight loss and physical imbalances.
Excerpt from Nutritional Herbology
Today, spirulina powder is consumed as a health food and nutritional supplement. It is a highly concentrated source of protein, vitamins and minerals but its price is commensurately high. It contains high quantities of bioavailable iron and all minerals generally. The drawback of Spirulina Powder supplements is that you have to consume 10 or more grams daily to get a reasonable amount of nutrients. Ten grams is only two teaspoonfuls, which makes Spirulina Powder a very concentrated food source.
Excerpts from Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver
Preparation and Dosage: 1-2 tsp. (5-10ml) powdered Spirulina per day, more for chronic or acute disease. Suggested minimum dosage for hepatitis is 4 tsp (20ml) per day. Consume as much as desire; it may be used as the primary protein source in the diet.
Contraindications and Side Effects: None noted. One Ounce $14.00
Saw palmetto is used for treating certain types of prostate infections. It is also sometimes used, in combination with other herbs, to treat prostate cancer.
Some people use saw palmetto for colds and coughs, sore throat, asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and migraine headache. It is also used to increase urine flow (as a diuretic), to promote relaxation (as a sedative), and to enhance sexual drive (as an aphrodisiac).
It tends to increase breast size with women
1 ounce $5.00
Blue Lotus Flowers One Ounce $20.00
To the indigenous people of the Americas, herbs represented not only food and
medicine but also spirit and magic, says David Winston, a professional member of the American
Herbalists Guild and a practicing herbalist in Washington, New Jersey. "They saw plants
as living beings," says Winston. "They were used with great respect. Plants had life and
Native Americans introduced Westerners to several important herbs, including cinchona,
sarsaparilla, black cohosh, sassafras, witch hazel, capsicum, goldenseal, and echinacea.
Besides this, they also introduced an important aspect of thousands of classical herbal formulas described in texts common in the East, but new for the West: healing the mind and heart with spirit energies.
Interestingly, the ancients everywhere saw underlying conditions for these emotional diseases that were to some extent treatable with herbal formulas and diet.
These herbs were used for to correct both bodily and emotional imbalances which were seen as conditions where the individual was behaving in a way that was considered not him or herself.
These shamanistic methods of healing were also a significant part of traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine in India.
Using these principles, our chemist developed a blend of herbs, that can be used in the traditional herbal method of native American medicine men. This blend can be smoked or used as a smudge. Native Americans believed that smudging was effective for many ailments of the spirit, including in alleviating feelings of sadness and negativity, inability to focus, and providing clarity of thought.
Smoke blend ingredients: Betony, Catnip, Damiana, Mullein, Mugwort, Peppermint, Sage, Skullcap, Spearmint, Spikenard, Valerian, Wild Dagga, Wormwood, Wild Lettuce, and Blue and White Lotus petals pre-soaked in a special blend of herbal extracts and precious oils. One ounce $20.00
This product is not intended or sold for ingestion by humans or animals. It is sold only for use as an incense or for smoking. WARNING: Smoking anything, including herbal products of any kind, is harmful to the body.
1/4 pound (4 Oz) $4.00
Raw Nopal Cactus
Yacon Powder $10.00 1/4 pound (4 OZ)
Common doses of mullein
Some experts recommend the following dose:
As leaves, mix 1 cup of boiling water with 1 to 2 tea spoons of dried leaf. Let steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink three times daily.
Uses of mullein
Mullein is a terrific narcotic herb that is not addictive or poisonous. It is used as a pain killer and to bring on sleep. It loosens mucous, making it useful for treating all lung ailments. It also strengthens the lymphatic system. Specifically, mullein may help to :- As an expectorant, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cough, Painful urination Skin inflammation, To stimulate earwax production
Side effects of mullein
Call your health care practitioner if you experience these possible side effects of mullein:
sedation, skin inflammation Interactions Combining herbs with certain drugs may alter their action or produce unwanted side effects. Tell your health care practitioner about any prescription or nonprescription drugs you're taking. Important points to remember Don't take this herb if you're pregnant or breast-feeding. Don't give mullein to children.
Traditional Remedies: In China, it has long been used as a classic energy tonic and is considered to be superior to ginseng for young people. It is believed to warm and tone wei qi (a protective energy that circulates just beneath the skin), helping the body to adapt to external influences, especially to the cold. It raises immune resistance, improves physical endurance, and encourages the body systems to function correctly. By encouraging blood flow to the surface, the herb is effective in controlling night sweats, relieving fluid retention, and reducing thirstiness.
Astragalus root is most popular for stimulating the immune system by increasing the activity of the white blood cell count which helps fight off any potential or present infection. It guards against colds, viruses, and respiratory infections. Astragalus also boosts energy levels, increases stamina and is safe for long term use; making it ideal for chronic fatigue, or for those who just need a little boost of energy.
Blend Astragalus with Rose Hips, Echinacea, Elderberry, and Peppermint to make a power-punching immune support tea.
Excerpt from ‘The Herbal Drugstore’:
“Astragalus Uses: Colds, flus, minor infections. Many studies confirm immune-boosting, antiviral, antibacterial, and tonic properties. Shows promise in restoring T-cell function in cancer patients and preventing growth of cancerous cells.”
When used appropriately, astragalus herb and extract appears to be safe and to have few side effects. However, as with any herbal supplement, always check with your health care provider before taking astragalus root. Pregnant or nursing women should not use astragalus root, as research has not verified its effects.
2 ounces $29.00
Mullein Herb (Leaf) - Uses And Side Effects
Mullein is also known as Verbascum thapsus. In the 19th century, people smoked mullein's roots or dried flowers to treat respiratory diseases and asthma symptoms-a practice borrowed from the Mohegan and Penobscot Indians. The unprocessed drug comes from the dried leaves and flowers of Verbascum thapsus, a tall biennial of the snapdragon family (Scrophulariaceae). Native to Europe and Asia, the plant grows in the United States.
Mullein is an Old World plant. It was introduced from Europe, where it was for centuries an esteemed medicinal herb. The colonists planted it in their gardens; it has since escaped and become naturalized throughout the United States.
Barberry Root - Berberis vulgarisBarberry is a tall shrub native to North America where it was employed by natives
for its tonic effects believed to cleanse the liver and purify the blood. Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)
Barberry has been used in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine) for over 2,500 years. It is primarily used to treat fever, diarrhea, nausea,
stomach upset, and fatigue, but most recently it has been recognized as an anticancer herb. 
Barberry is found to have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic properties. It is used interchangeably with goldenseal (more commonly used in the West) because the two share a similar chemical composition. Modern studies indicate that barberry improves immune function and reduces hypertension, and according to Ayurvedic tradition, it is an effective treatment for liver tumors.  The results of a study in Taiwan indicate that when administered at high doses to cancer patients over time, berberine - a potent alkaloid in barberry - killed cancer cells in humans. 
Barberry was one of the ingredients in the Hoxsey herbal formula, which was first marketed as a cancer cure in 1919. - See more at: http://www.herbs-info.com/anticancer-herbs.html#sthash.ZpkY8LHw.dpuf $6 ounces $18.00
Lemongrass is a plant that is commonly used in Asian cuisine but which may provide therapeutic and medical benefits. Easily available from any ethnic store, health food store, online merchant or in the seasoning aisle of the supermarket, its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, antioxidant and therapeutic properties make lemongrass a useful alternative or complementary remedy for a wide spectrum of common ailments. Whether using the dried leaves steeped to make tea or the extracted essential oil, lemongrass produces considerable benefits..
Like Bergamot, Clary Sage is one of the best antidepressant oils. It is very helpful in dealing with strong emotions, such as fear, stress, and anxiety. It helps treat depression, melancholia, and chronic dissatisfaction. It will help you lesson mental strain and calm down stressed nerves. It also helps you relax enough to overcome exhaustion and get some sleep. It works to eliminate hostility, debility, hyperactivity, and nightmares.Because it has an estrogen-like hormone, it helps regulate hormonal imbalance, menopause problems, PMS, and menstrual cramps.
While you shouldn't use this oil during the first part of pregnancy, it's really helpful at the last stages of labor because it helps stimulate and intensify contractions.
Because Clary Sage helps you strengthen your immune system, it can help you treat respiratory issues involving sore throat, bronchitis, and other infections. Due to its sedative and antispasmodic nature, it can also help you soothe asthma attacks.
It is great for skin and hair care. It can help you treat seborrhea and hair loss. It also helps get rid of acne. We also sell sage soap. Go to the Cherokee Botanical Face & Body Bar page.
Clary Sage is an aphrodisiac and can help overcome frigidity.
It has helped some people treat claustrophobia.
Helps strengthen the kidneys.
Can help treat excessive sweating.
Sage is found in: Angel and Feminine-Aid.
Scent: Clary Sage has a sharp green sage-like aroma, like plants and flowers, with a slight medicinal undertone to it. It makes you keep coming back to it to smell it one more time.
Caution: Do not use when pregnant.
Nine species of Echinacea are native to the United States and southern Canada, with much of the population centered in Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.3 These species are perennial members of the sunflower family.
HISTORY AND FOLKLORE
Echinacea was used at length by Native Americans and by traditional herbalists in the United States and in Canada. One of the first written accounts was by an equestrian from Louisiana who used this herb topically on horses . According to the ethnobotanical work, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, written in 1914 by Melvin Gilmore, "echinacea seems to have been used as a remedy for more ailments than any other plant." A variety of tribes, including the Pawnee, Dakota, Omaha-Winnebego relied heavily upon this plant. It was used for situations ranging from swellings to distemper in horses. This healing herb was administered as a fresh juice, herbal smudge or smoke, and often either the leaf or root was simply chewed on.5 Echinacea was used traditionally for supporting the immune system and also for topical use.
The Eclectic physicians in the United States popularized Echinacea in the late 1800's showing particular interest in E. angustifolia. John Uri Lloyd and John King were major proponents of this herb, extolling its virtues far and wide for several years until it became the single most widely used herb by the Eclectics. It was all the rage until the Eclectic schools closed down in the mid 1930's at which point the popularity of echinacea declined in the United States. It fell out of fashion until the 1970's when herbalists resurrected it.4 However, during this time, E. purpurea was gaining recognition in Germany. Ironically, E. angustifolia was the species that most traditional herbalists and Native Americans used medicinally, yet E. purpurea was the species that the Germans ended up researching and therefore the one that became the most popular, first in Europe, and then in the United States. Thus, the species which had the most substantiated historical evidence, has the least scientific research. As the story goes, in the 1950's the Swiss naturopathic doctor, Dr. Vogel, came to the U.S. to study Echinacea in South Dakota. He brought seeds back which he believed were from E. angustifolia and gave them to a German doctor who planted them and made medicine. Soon it was discovered that the species was actually E. purpurea which is why it became so popular and widely studied in Europe.4
Immune supporting, depurative, vulnerary, lymphatic, sialagogue6
USES AND PREPARATIONS
Root fresh or dried as a tea or tincture or powdered and encapsulated
All aboveground parts fresh or dried as a tea or tincture or powdered and encapsulated
Also known as Soapweed, Yucca is a succulent that grows throughout the southern United States. Tribes of the Southwest use the yucca's leaves to make soaps, shampoos and other hygiene related items, including dental floss.
Artemisia annua, also known as sweet wormwood, sweet annie, sweet fern, sweet sagewort, or annual wormwood, sprang to fame
as a possible anticancer herb in 2001 when two researchers at the University of Washington noted that wormwood showed highly selective activity against breast cancer cells.
In more recent research, artemisinin, a compound extracted from A. annua, has been demonstrated to have activity against malaria and cancer cells and to inhibit a number of viruses, including herpes simplex 1 and hepatitis B and C.
Artemisinin and its derivatives have been shown to induce apoptosis of prostate cancer cells and to possess activity against breast cancer, leukemia, colon cancer, and other cancer cells. A significant body of scientific research investigating the anticancer properties of Artemisia annua has been performed since 2008, which indicated the potential for development of both therapeutic and preventative treatments.-
Lemongrass is a plant. The leaves and the oil are used to make medicine.
Lemongrass is used for treating digestive tract spasms, stomachache, high blood pressure, convulsions, pain, vomiting, cough, achy joints (rheumatism), fever, the common cold, and exhaustion. It is also used to kill germs and as a mild astringent.
In manufacturing, lemongrass is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics. Lemongrass is also used in making vitamin A and natural citral.
How does it work?Lemongrass might help prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast. Lemongrass also contains substances that are thought to relieve pain, reduce fever, stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow, and have antioxidant properties.
1 ounce $5.00
Spirulina Blue Green Algae
"Purge me with hyssop," the Bible records, "and I will be clean." Hyssop has been used for millennia as a holy herb, consecrated
for cleaning holy places. Its name comes from the Hebrew word adobe or ezob, which literally means "holy herb". Hyssop is an
evergreen bushy herb growing 1 to 2 feet (60 to 90 cm) high on a square stem with linear leaves and flowers in whorls of 6 to 15
blooms. Native to southern Europe, it is grown in gardens in cooler climates around the world. Hyssop has a mint-like taste
(which is understandable as it is part of the mint family) that makes it a tasty addition to salads, provided it is used in small
quantities. It has been considered an aphrodisiac when combined with ginger, thyme, and pepper. Hyssop has been hung in
homes to provide protection from the evil eye, and from witches. It has also been planted frequently on graves as protection
for the dead from the living.
Above-ground parts of the plant dried and cut, and essential oil. Some vendors offer the more traditional hyssop flowers,
without stem or leaf.
Traditionally used in teas, however it may be equally effective as a capsule or extract.
Not recommended while pregnant. Excessive use has been associated with causing seizures and should be avoided by people prone to seizure.
For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Catnip 3 Ounces Cut Leaves $15.00
3 Ounces $15.00
Palo Santo Smudge Sticks
This fragrant wood is different than many of the other smudges as it is fragrant in its raw form and does not necessarily need to be lit. though it usually is.
Known for centuries by the Incas and other indigenous cultures as a spiritual remedy. Used for purifying, cleansing and to get rid of evil spirits, misfortune or calamity.
IT is great to use in you vehicle as well as through out you house. WE have it all over our office.
We grow our own organic lemongrass
Organic, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free, Non-GMO, High in protein, High in antioxidants, 100% pure
The Ultimate Superfood
Spirulina may be the ultimate superfood, providing a complete source of protein with all essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Our Organic Spirulina Powder is packed with more protein than soy, making it a great meal supplement for vegans and those with allergies.
In addition to its copper, and selenium content, our Organic Spirulina Powder contains rich amounts of zinc and easily absorbable iron. Spirulina is unique because it is one of the few plant-based sources of Vitamin B12. Would you believe that our Organic Spirulina Powder contains 3900% more beta-carotene than carrots? Adding our Organic Spirulina Powder to juices, shakes, and smoothies gives you an arsenal of nutrients to promote healthy eyes and a strong immune system.
Just three grams of our Organic Spirulina Powder possess more phytonutrients than five servings of fruits and veggies and 300 times more calcium than milk. Our Organic Spirulina Powder is wonderful support for those suffering from osteoporosis and for growing children. It is a low-fat alternative to calcium-fortified beverages. Spirulina has been reported to keep cholesterol levels in check and to lower blood pressure.
Our Organic Spirulina Powder is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It promotes the formation of red blood cells and the growth of beneficial probiotics in the digestive tract. Scientists suggest that consuming spirulina on a daily basis aids in better brain function, memory, and learning abilities. It is also reported to reverse signs of aging.
A Natural Source of Iodine 2 ounces $11.50
$9.00 An Ounce
Yellow dock is an herb. The leaf stalks are used in salads. The root is used as medicine.
Yellow dock is used for pain and swelling (inflammation) of nasal passages and the respiratory tract, and as a laxative and tonic. It is also used to treat bacterial infections and sexually transmitted diseases.
Some people use yellow dock as a toothpaste.
Historically, yellow dock has been used for skin diseases, skin inflammation (dermatitis), rashes, a vitamin deficiency called scurvy, obstructive jaundice, and psoriasis with constipation.
How does it work?Yellow dock contains chemicals called anthraquinones, which work as stimulant laxatives.
One Ounce $20.00
Several of the studies have shown that black cumin seed extract could assist individuals with autoimmune disorders and could possibly help to fight cancer. One recent study on black cumin seed oil demonstrated that it was effective against pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest and most difficult to treat cancers.
Black cumin is one of the very few botanicals that have shown such effectiveness (the other most notable one is oleander extract).
One of black cumin's most popular and effective uses is the treatment of diseases related to the respiratory system: including asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and cold symptoms. The seeds help increase body tone, stimulate menstrual period, and increase the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers.
Black cumin seed oil helps calm the nervous system, quells colic pain, stimulates urine production, helps treat pertussis, improves digestion and helps prevent and lower high blood pressure.
The seeds are very effective in curing abscesses and tumors of the eye, abdomen and liver, probably due in great part to the anti-tumor compound beta-sitosterol found in the seeds.
Season your food. Taste like onion, black pepper & oregano.
1 ounce $5.00
6 oz. $12.50
1oz. Freeze Dried Lemon Powder = 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 T =1/2 squeezed lemon
Natural healing differs from allopathic medicine in many ways. We don't just substitute herbs and nutritional supplements for drugs, we approach illness in an entirely different manner. Allopathic medicine focuses on altering symptoms. However, disease symptoms are typically the result of imbalances in the person's body caused by stress, poor nutrition and environmental toxins. Natural healing works by addressing and fixing these root causes
Also known as Holy Wood and Bursera Graveolens.
Cleans BAD energy, Provides Spiritual Protecion And Brings Good luck
Peru origin Package of 6 sticks $12.00
Artichoke helps to
stimulates the secretion of bile
Freeze Dried Organic Lemon Powder 4 oz. $ 30.00
Echinacea Purpurea Root Powder $15.00 An Ounce
2 Ounces 16.00
Betony is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are dried and used to make medicine.
Betony is used for digestion problems including heartburn, diarrhea, and intestinal gas; for breathing problems including bronchitis and asthma; for painful conditions including gout, headache, and facial pain; and for urinary tract conditions including bladder and kidney stones (nephrolithiasis) and bladder pain and swelling (inflammation). It is also used to treat stress and tension, nervousness, and epilepsy.
In combination with other herbs, betony is used to treat nerve pain (neuralgia) and anxiety.
BH-WBET 1/4 pound $18.00
Clary Sage Essential Oil
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My grandmother, Sally Annie Jackson 1878-1958, taught me about herbs. She was a healer
Nutrition Facts Serv.Size 1 oz (30g) About 1/4 cups Servings Varies Calories 7% Fat Cal. 7 *Percent Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Amount/Serving %DV* Amount/Serving %DV* Total Fat 1g 1% Total Carb. 24g 8% Sat. Fat 0g 1% Fiber 7g 29% Trans. Fat 0g Sugars 7g Cholest. 0mg 0% Protein 3g Sodium 5mg 0% Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 231% • Calcium 7% • Iron 9%
Catnip Pellets 3 Ounces $15.00
Yucca Root Powder
$4.50 4 Ounces
This nutrient rich herb is a significant source of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, silicon, potassium chloride, chlorophyll, protein, and dietary fiber. The vitamin content may help support vibrant skin, hair, nails, and a healthy liver, kidneys and respiratory system.
Nettle Leaf Powder One Ounce $6.00
Soak clean cloth in solution and apply to affected area for 20 minutes 3 X a day.
Echinacea is one of the most widely known herbal medicines in American folk herbalism. Used extensively by traditional herbalists and Native Americans alike in North America for generations, echinacea eventually gained popularity in Europe
in the 1900's. One of its main uses is to support healthy immune function, although many of its historical uses were related
to topical applications. It is now one of the most available dietary supplements in health food stores and continues to be a subject of many scientific studies investigating its immune support properties.
Uva Ursi Benefits:
Urinary Tract Infections, E. Coli, High Blood Pressure, Wounds/Infections, Diarrhea
The leaves of this small shrub have been used as an herbal folk medicine for centuries as a mild diuretic and astringent, and in the treatment of urinary tract infections such as cystitis, urethritis and nephritis, pyelitis and in pyelonephritis. Uva-ursi can help to reduce accumulations of uric acid and relieve the pain of bladder stones. Uva Ursi is also helpful for chronic diarrhea. As a nutritional supplement and muscle relaxant, Uva Ursi soothes, strengthens, and tightens irritated and inflamed tissues.
Uva Ursi has a history of medicinal use dating back to the 2nd century. It has been widely used as a diuretic, astringent, and antiseptic. Folk medicine around the world has recommended Uva Ursi for nephritis, kidney stones, and chronic cystitis. The herb has also been used as a general tonic for weakened kidneys, liver or pancreas. Native Americans used it as a remedy for headaches, to prevent and cure scurvy and to treat urinary tract infections. In fact, until the discovery of sulfa drugs and anti-biotics, Uva Ursi was the treatment of choice for such bladder and related infections. Through modern day scientific research in test tubes and animals, Uva Ursi's antimicrobial properties, which can help fight infection, and diuretic effects have been demonstrated.
Chaparral 4 ounces $10.00 Smoking Herb
Cut leaves from the creosote bush (known as chaparral when used medicinally). Traditionally used for its antioxident and hepatic properties. The FDA has issued warnings about the health hazards of ingesting creosote bush (chaparral), and discourages its use internally. Before starting any medicinal regimen with herbs, we recommend seeking advice from a licensed doctor or herbal practitioner.
The herbal information on this web site is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information on this web site is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please see a medical professional about any health concerns you have and before beginning any herbal regimen.
The information here is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition.
Used for all skin problems. High in vit. C and iron. Dissolves mucus, moves through the kidneys. Cleans the lymphatic system.
Shrinks inflamed tissues.
Caution...Do not consume black tea or coffee while using yellow dock.
One ounce $8.00
Black Cumin Seeds
Fenugreek Seed Powder
The herb has been used for centuries as a cooking spice in Europe and remains a popular ingredient in pickles, curry powders, and spice mixtures in India and Asia. In folk medicine, fenugreek has been used in the treatment of boils, cellulitis, and tuberculosis. It was a key ingredient in a 19th century patent medicine for dysmenorrheal and postmenopausal symptoms, it also has been recommended for the promotion of lactation. Fenugreek seeds have been used as an oral insulin substitute with Type II diabetes, and seed extracts have been reported to lower blood glucose levels. 1 The maple aroma and flavor of fenugreek has led to its use in imitation maple syrup.
Lowers cholesterol 1 ounce $5.00
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2 oz. $ 16.00
The leaves and flowers of this plant from the mint family are used in herbal medicines, and the seeds are also mixed in Chinese herbal medicine treatments.
Motherwort Herb has the capacity to calm palpitations, tachycardia and irregular heartbeats. The primary chemical constituents of Motherwort Herb include alkaloids such as stachydrine and leonurinine, ursolic acid, flavonoids, quercetin, rutin, bitter glycosides like leonurine, leonuridin, caffeic acid, essential oil, tannins, resin, beta carotene and potassium. 1/2 Pound $15.00 1/4 pound $8.00
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Burdock roots are considered purifying, cleansing, cooling and tonifying to the body. They have a special affinity for the skin and are used both internally and externally for improving skin health. Burdock is often combined with yellowdock root, cleavers or red clover to make a tea or skin wash.
One ounce $19.00
may help reduce stress due to anxiety and fatigue. You may find this herb helpful for memory improvement. Although the root is the predominant part used of these herbs, the berries, leaves, and fruit are sometimes used as well. 1 ounce $ 10.00
Put a pinch of this herb in your cup of tea.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Bursting with antiviral properties, Lemon Balm may help to stimulate a healthy digestive system, and support and soothe the body's natural stress responders. It may also be useful for memory.
Common Names: Lemon balm, sweet balm, Melissa
Excerpts from Practical Herbalism
Lemon Balm has been prized by bee keepers since earliest time. It was credited with the ability to attract and nurture swarms of bees, and as a remedy for their stings. By herbalists, it has long been favored for use in all complaints that were supposed to “proceed from a disordered state of the nervous system.” The London Dispensary (1696) says, “An essence of Balm, given in Canary wine, every morning will renew youth, strengthen the brain and relieve languishing.” John Evelyn wrote, “Balm is sovereign for the brain, strengthening the memory and powerfully chasing away melancholy.”
We use it in tea and tincture combinations. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. For instance, it can easily be ground up, and used in capsules.
Lemon Balm is a food and, as such, can be kept in the kitchen with other food ingredients. Add it to dishes (salads, meat dishes, soups, stews, etc.) in small amounts so as to add nutritional value to the dish while enhancing the flavor.
Lemon Balm can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals. One Ounce $11.50
Bitter Melon Powder
Which is also known as Alfalfa Leaf, Medicago sativa, Chilean Clover, Buffalo Grass, Lucerne and purple medic has many useful properties. It is most commonly used for its tonic, anti-fungal, laxative, diuretic, detoxifing, anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, digestive, nutritive, anodyne, anti-arthritic qualities.
One ounce $15.00
Help treat hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis),
fight liver damage from alcohol abuse
treating jaundice and hepatitis
lowers cholesterol levels,
remove excess water with its diuretic actions.
Also involved in lowering the levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood.
And is also involved in improving the appetite and helping with digestion.
Helps fight jaundice, hepatitis & stimulates bile production to control inflammation.
Eating artichoke as a vegetable has value in reducing the symptoms of a hiatus hernia.
BH-ART i/4 pound $20.00