Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) Organic, Leaf used
The use of Agrimony dates back to the ancient Egyptians. The name Agrimony comes from the Greek word Argemone (plants healing to eyes). The word Eupatoria comes from Mithridates Eupator (a herbalist king).
- Bitter principle
- Tannin (yields 5%) – these astringent compounds gently tighten and constrict the tissues they come into contact with.
- Vitamin C
- Volatile oil
- antiseptic – mild
- antiseptic activity against certain disease-causing bacteria and fungi
- astringent (mild)
- vulnerary (a healing application for wounds)
Birch (Betula lenta) Organic, Bark used.
Birch bark is diuretic, digestive and anti-fever.
An ingredient found in abundance in birch bark appears to have an array of metabolic benefits. In mice, the compound known as betulin lowered cholesterol, helped prevent diet-induced obesity, and improved insulin sensitivity. Betulin-treated mice were also more resistant to developing atherosclerotic plaques in their arteries.1
The bark and twigs of the birch tree have qualities very similar to Wintergreen. They can be used as a healthy drink as it aids in purification of the blood. It is interesting in that Birch has been intentionally planted in waste areas such as old mines that have toxic grounds and other areas that humans have disturbed so greatly that other plants and animals don’t want to go near. Humans have planted Birch trees in these areas to purify the Earth to make way for future successions of native species. Being that Birch tend to stay for one generation before being replaced by other species as well as its cleansing nature makes it the perfect choice for such a task. It has a similar effect on humans when taken internally. It purifies the blood. In addition, the leaves from the tree when they fall to the ground, as well as the roots underground and the whole tree when it eventually dies and falls, rejuvenate the ground in these waste places. Being a blood purifier, the tea, twigs and bark can be helpful for boils and sores when taken internally as well as used as a wash.
Birch bark has positive effects on the bowel as well, which makes it tonifiying to the whole body. It can aid in conditions of diarrhea, dysentery and cholera infantum. It has historically been used to expel worms. A tea of the twigs and bark aids in ridding the mouth of canker sores.
The Salycilates in Birch bark have been used effectively against warts. The bark of Birch as well as the essential oil of Birch both contain salicylates that can ease sore muscles or joint pain if applied externally. Birch oil decreases inflammation in tissues and provides a counter-irritant when applied to overlaying and inflamed or irritated joints. Additionally, the bark as well as the buds have been used when antibacterial, antiviral and cell regenerative qualities are needed. This makes it great for wounds of many types. A study was done with patients who had infected wounds ranging from shallow to very deep cuts. Each patient was treated with the tincture of Birch buds. Very good results were obtained after using the tincture on all of the patients including ones with anti-biotic resistant infections.2
1 Cell Press. (2011, January 5). Birch bark ingredient comes with many metabolic benefits. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 8, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110104133901.htm
2 Taken from Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Legacy, http://herballegacy.com/Birch_Medicinal.html
Black Currant (Ribes nigrum) Organic, Leaf used
- Black currants are known for their high content of vitamin C, GLA (Gamma-Linoleic Acid) and potassium. They contain twice the amount of potassium found in bananas, 4 times the vitamin C in oranges and twice the antioxidants in blueberries.
- They contain anthocyanins that help in fighting against cardiovascular disease, aging, joint inflammation, eyestrain, urinary infections, kidney stones and even cancer.
- The fruits are packed with anti-oxidant compounds that help in the prevention of dementia.
- The derivatives of black currants are formulated into treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
- Black currants are used by herbalists to treat diarrhea, tonsillitis, whooping cough and gum disease.
- Drinking black currant juice is a healthy way to improve your antioxidant intake and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- The fruit intensifies weak peripheral circulation caused by menopause and cleans the blood of toxins, wastes and cholesterol.
- A diet rich in black currants is thought to be helpful against rheumatism, arthritis and gout.
Blackberry has been used medicinally for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks used it for gout while Asians used the unripe berries to treat kidney problems. Middle Eastern countries used Blackberry for bleeding gums and other mouth and throat irritations and Native Americans used it to treat stomach and other intestinal conditions.
Blackberry leaves are a common ingredient in herbal teas used for mild diarrhea. To make at home pour 1 c. boiling water over 1 T. dried Blackberry leaves, steep about 10 minutes, strain and drink 2 – 3 cups a day between meals.
For bleeding gums or sore throat pour 1 c. boiling water over 4 t. Blackberry leaves. Steep until cool, strain and gargle 2 to 3 times a day.
Try a tea blend works for stomachaches or other intestinal irritations. Mix 1 c. blackberry leaves with ½ cup chamomile flowers and ¼ cup peppermint leaves. Pour 1 c. boiling water over 1 T. of the mixture, steep 10 minutes, strain and drink 2 to 3 cups a day.
Blackberry (Rubus fructicosus) Organic, Leaf used
Anciently the Incas used the boldo herb and today it is used in much the same way for a wide range of stomach, digestive, and liver complaints. Boldo leaves are used to treat bladder and urinary tract infections, gallbladder discomfort, gallstones, heartburn and indigestion, and stomach cramps.
NOTE: Do NOT use this herb during pregnancy.
Boldo (Peumus boldus) Organic, Leaf used
Borage has been used as a culinary herb and rich in gamma linolenic acid, the Omega-6 Fatty Acid that is as essential for overall health.
Borage as diuretic. It has been used to remove excess liquid from the body, and is believed to help remove toxins.
Borage as sudorific. It is known to contain choline that stimulates the glands that produce sweat and cools the body. Because of this cooling property of borage, it is used to treat fever, bronchitis, colds and flu.
Borage has been used to treat arthritis. It is rich in essential fatty acids that help to relieve pain associated with arthritis.
Borage is known to have sedative action. It contains niacin or nicotinic-acid that may have positive effects against anxiety, stress and nervousness.
Another disease that may be caused by lack of fatty acids is macular degeneration. Borage may also be used for the prevention and treatment of macular degeneration.
Borage is also being studied on its effect to breast cancer. It is rich in omega-6 fatty acid that is found to have positive effect against breast tumor growth.
Borage has been used in the treatment of prostate gland inflammation such as prostatitis.
Borage has been known to promote digestion and helps to relieve stomach aches such as gastritis and irritable bowel syndrome.
Borage is used to treat skin infections and inflammation such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, pimples, herpes, nail fungus, etc.
A poultice of crushed Borage leaves is also used to relieve insect bites and stings, reduce swelling and bruising and is also helpful for clearing up boils and rashes.
Borage (Borago officinalis) Organic, Leaf/Flower
Often touted as an herbal detox remedy, burdock is a daisy-family plant that grows as a weed in the United States and several other countries.
Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine sometimes blend burdock with other herbs to soothe sore throat and colds. Some claim that burdock can benefit people with arthritis, diabetes, eczema, psoriasis, and cancer.
Burdock (Arctium lappa) Organic, Root used $30.00
Drinking Chamomile tea works as an antispasmodic on the belly. It has been taken for digestive problems since the 1st century A.D. It is gentle and is used for indigestion, bloating, colic, and acidity. Taking a cup of tea can help settle an upset tummy. It calms and soothes the stomach lining in quickly. A cup of tea can also help ease tense muscles.
How to make Chamomile Tea from bulk herb ~
If you have never had chamomile tea from bulk herb before, than you’ve never really had chamomile tea. The tea bags that you get from most companies don’t have nearly the taste that you get from a bulk tea.
To make a cup of tea, you will need:
Your favorite coffee cup
One to two teaspoons of chamomile herb
Your favorite sweetener.
A way to strain the herb
Heat water to just under the boiling stage. Place the herb into a cup. Pour the water over the herb. Let steep for about 10 minutes. Strain into another cup. Add sweetener, and enjoy!
Cautions of Chamomile ~ The fresh plant can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals. Do not use if allergic to daisies. Can cause reaction in persons allergic to daisies.
Chamomile may reduce the absorption of drugs taken orally. It may also increase the effects of anticoagulants and sedatives (including alcohol).
If taken in large doses, it can decrease the absorption of iron. It should not be taken by people who are on blood thinning medication like Coumadin.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) Organic, Whole Flower used
Couchgrass is a useful remedy in the treatment of various problems such as bronchitis, colds, cough, fever, sore throat, tendency to infection, urinary tract infections .
Couchgrass, Dog grass (Agropyrum repens) Organic, Leaf used
Traditionally dandelion is said to give relief from liver disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders, acne, jaundice, cancer and anemia. It also helps in maintaining bone health, skin care and is a benefit to weight loss programs.
Taraxacum Officinalis leaf cut and sifted
- Certified Organic
- Bulk herb
- Medicinal Tea
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis) Organic, Root used $30.00
Due to the quantity of hormones from the herb, Lady’s Mantle can adjust hormonal disturbances and is recommended in cases of the absence of menstruation and other menstruation disorders, menopause disorders, cervicitis, small and medium uterine fibroma. It is also efficient in cases of headaches, dizziness, stomach aches and nausea.
Mixtures made from this herb have astringent, antidiuretic, anti-inflammatory and heart strengthening properties. Because of its ability to stimulate the healing of wounds, the herb is used effectively in treating injuries.
Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) Organic, Leaf used
Lemon Balm has traditionally been employed against bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, influenza, mood disorders, palpitations, toothache and vomiting. A tea made from Lemon balm leaves is said to soothe menstrual cramps and helps relieve PMS.
To soothe an upset digestive tract, place 1/2 teaspoon of dried lemon balm and 1/2 teaspoon of dried peppermint into a heat-proof container. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and pour over the herbs. Cover and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain out the herbs and drink. Makes one cup of tea.
Use plain lemon balm tea (1 tsp. per cup of water) to help soothe heart burn, heart palpitations, nervousness, and anxiety.
The herb is used for nervous agitation, sleeping problems, functional gastrointestinal complaints, menstrual cramps and urinary spasms.
It is thought that lemon balm helps relax muscles, particularly in the bladder, stomach, and uterus, thereby relieving cramps, gas, and nausea.
Lemon Balm, Melissa (Melissa officinalis) Organic, Leaf used
The tree, and especially the inner bark abounds with a soft mucilage, which is very useful in burns, scalds, and gouty swellings.
Limetree (tilia sylvestris) Organic, Aubier (inner bark) used
Linden leaf is used for colds, stuffy nose, sore throat, breathing problems, headaches, fever, and to make it easier to bring up phlegm by coughing. It is also used for rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, excessive bleeding, nervous tension, trouble sleeping, problems with bladder control, and muscle spasms. Linden leaf is also used to cause sweating and increase urine production.
Some people apply linden directly to the skin for itchy skin, joint pain , and certain lower leg wounds caused by poor blood circulation.
Linden (Tilia europaea) Organic, Leaf/Flower used
Meadowsweet alleviates the pain and suffering from many common conditions, while still being fragrantly sweet, and gentle enough for children. Drink meadowsweet tea whenever the healing benefits are needed. Meadowsweet can be used to treat chronic issues, or simply to bring relief for temporary digestive problems.
Because Meadowsweet soothes and protects the mucous membranes of the stomach and digestive tract, and reduces acidity it can help with chronic issues that lead to inflammation of tissue.
This healing herb can be used for heartburn, gastric and peptic ulcers, upset stomach, and diarrhea.
This herb has been used by pharmaceutical companies to manufacture aspirin, Meadowsweet is a natural, yet effective alternative. Plants contain various nutrients and medicinal compounds, which act synergistically with one another to impart healing benefits. Meadowsweet is the medicine that nature intended for pain relief and fevers.
This herb is helpful for headaches, achy, feverish colds, and general pain relief. As it also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, it can both reduce pain and inflammation in cases of arthritis and rheumatism.
Meadowsweet (Spiraea ulmaria) Organic, Leaf used
Milk Thistle is known for its benefits to the liver and digestion. The liver is an important organ, which not only produces bile for digestion as well as hormones, but also acts to protect your system from poisonous material circulating in your blood.
Liver problems caused by toxins such as alcohol, toxic environmental chemicals or liver disease such as hepatitis, may cause inflammation and enlargement of the liver and cause damage to liver cells. This damage may prevent the liver from fulfilling its role to protect the body.
Milk thistle is a bitter herb and will assist your digestion by stimulating the flow of bile, as well as helping to reduce liver inflammation and to heal any damaged cells.
Milk Thistle helps support the liver in fulfilling its job regulating digestion, particularly of fats, and aids liver detoxification. It also assists in the excretion of specific hormones.
Note: Germany’s Commission E approved the use of milk thistle as a treatment for liver disease in 1986.
Milk thistle (Carduus marinus) Organic, Leaf/Flower used
Nettle has been used for centuries to treat allergy symptoms, particularly hayfever which is the most common allergy problem. It contains biologically active compounds that reduce inflammation. Nettle has none of the side effects of traditional over the counter allergy medicines and it can be used on a regular basis.
The leaf can be used as a diuretic, for arthritis, prostatitis, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure and allergic rhinitis.
Nettle has been studied extensively and has shown promise in treating Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchitis, bursitis, gingivitis, gout, hives, kidney stones, laryngitis, multiple sclerosis, PMS, prostate enlargement, sciatica, and tendinitis. Externally it has been used as a remedy against oily hair and dandruff.
Nettle (Utica diocia) Organic, Leaf used
Pansy (Viola tricolor) Organic, Leaf/Flower used $50.00
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) Organic, Leaf used $30.00
Mentha piperia leaf
- Certified organic
- cut & sifted
- Bulk Herb for Medicinal Tea
May be useful for bacterial and viral infections, to be used topically.
With plant extracts, trace minerals, and essential oils of lavender, savory, clove, and geranium
Plantain (Plantago major) Organic, Leaf used $30.00
Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) Organic, Leaf used $30.00
Sage (Salvia officinalis) Organic, Leaf used $30.00
Poterium sanguisorba Leaf & Flower used $50.00
- Certified Organic
- Cut & Sifted
- Bulk Herb for Medicinal Tea
Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) Organic, Leaf used $30.00
Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) Organic, Root used $50.00
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) Organic, Leaf used $30.00
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Organic, Leaf used $30.00
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Organic, Flower used $30.00