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Arnica Tincture
Made with fresh, local, wildcrafted flowering tops and leaves. 1:2, 50%.
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Ashwagandha Root Tincture

Withania somnifera - When you read its description in a materia medica (herb book), this is one of those herbs that just about anyone could benefit from. A Yang tonic, Ashwagandha root has been shown to improve memory, deepen sleep, and is perfect for anyone who is over-worked, stressed, all over exhausted mentally, emotionally as well as physically, and over-burdened in any way. It rejuvenates without stimulating. Ashwagandha has also been reported to help improve sex drive for both sexes, balance hormones and help with infertility. It’s a tonic and is safe for anyone: the elderly or for slowing premature signs of aging, and for children who are slow to develop. It is one of the few herbs that has been studied and found to improve hypothyroidism. In India where it originates, Ashwagandha is used in cancer protocols. It has also been found to be useful in treating autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, while also being helpful with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.


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Astragalus Root
Made by decocting dry root and preserving it with 20% pharmaceutical grade anydrous alcohol. Certified Organic herb from Mountain Rose, or organically grown in our gardens, depending on season, supply and demand.
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Black Cohosh Root Tincture
Made with dry root. Certified Organic from Mountain Rose Herbs. 1:7, 60%.
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Borage Tincture

Made with fresh flowering tops. Organically growing on our gardens. 1:2, 45%.


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Burdock Root Tincture

Organically grown Burdock Root, harvested in its first year and tinctured fresh using 100% grain alcohol and water. Renowned for its use in liver cleansing and detoxifying, blood conditioning, Burdock is probably most well known for its use in improving skin conditions of all kinds.


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Calendula Tincture

Made with fresh flower heads. Organically grown in our gardens. 1:2, 70%.


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California Poppy Tincture

Using fresh above ground parts and roots, 1:2, 50% organically grown in our gardens.  California Poppy, or Eschscholzia californica, is used to promote relaxation without sedation, though combined with Valerian Root, it helps to "modify Valerian''s tendency to overstimulate cardiovascular and digestive functions" (Michael Moore, Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West, Red Crane Books, 1993). It is used to treat anxiety, hyperactivity and sleeplessness (for kids use a low dose), and nervousness, including skin hypersensitivity (including allergic reactions caused by or exacerbated by stress and anxiety).  Large doses come with a caution to not operate machinery.  Califonia Poppy can also be used in pain treatments, including digestive pain, muscle cramping or overuse/misuse/damage, toothaches, pain and stress associated with drug and alcohol withdrawal, and overall body pain due to nerve damage (combined with Skullcap and or Valerian for more effect), though again, lethargy may occur, which can be beneficial for healing.   See also our Pain Relief tincture in the Tincture Blends section.


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Cayenne Tincture

A classic circulatory aid, Cayenne tincture is used to strengthen capillary action thus allowing the blood to move more freely throughout the body. It is also used to reduce both cholesterol and tryglycerides. It does thin the blood and help reduce high blood pressure, so be cautious if you are taking blood thinners or blood pressure drugs. Cayenne thins mucuous in the respiratory system, as well as stimulates digestion.


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Chaste Tree Berry or Vitex
Vitex agnus-castus. Made with dry berries. Certified Organic from Trinity Herbs. 1:4, 25%. Used for treating PMS mainly, by increasing the lutenizing hormone (LH) that is a precursor to progesterone, while inhibiting follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which should normalize estrogen production. It has helped with decreasing mood swings, breast tenderness, food cravings, migraines and depression associated with hormonal imbalance. Chaste Tree is the herb of choice for treating menstrual acne. It has also been used to treat endometriosis. For either the latter or PMS, Chaste Tree or Vitex must be taken over a long period of time, a minimum of 3 cycles or months, and some say up to a year to realize its benefits. Vitex has also been taken to treat infertility, menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes (with great success), and of course irregular periods. It is especially recommended for balancing hormones after withdrawing from the use of the birth control pill, and it is said that Chaste Tree should be used for at least 3 months before trying to conceive.
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Chickweed Tincture
Made with fresh herb. Organically grown in our gardens. 1:2, 50%.
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Cleavers (Galium aparine)

Cleavers is one of the best lymphatic tonics, used for lymphatic drainage and blood purifying, thus helpful with illnesses involving swollen glands such as in tonsillitis, and even earaches. Cleavers is also a strong diuretic, working to cool and soothe inflamed tissues of the urinary tract, as well as help treat problems such as urinary stones, painful urination, prostatitis, etc. Ours is made with fresh Cleavers, since dried Cleavers are reported to not have much medicinal value.


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Codonopsis aka Dang Shen Tincture

Codonopsis pilosula. In Chinese medicine, referred to as Dang Shen, one of the key chi or energy tonics. Codonopsis is used in treating chronic fatigue, lack of appetite, weakness (muscle or otherwise), poor immunity, weak lungs and chronic coughs or difficulty breathing, anemia (builds red blood cells) and to stimulate and strengthen digestion. Codonopsis is safe for long term use by both men and women, and has also been reported to be helpful in diabetes therapy by normalizing blood sugar.


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Comfrey Root tincture

Made with fresh, organically grown Comfrey Root from our own gardens, harvested in the spring or fall when the allantoin levels are at their peak.  Used for its incredible capacity to heal by accelerating the regeneration of cells in wounds both internally and externally.  Common indications include digestive tract ulcers both duodenal and gastric, hiatus hernia, ulverative colitis, as well as irritable coughs and respiratory infections.  Can be used externally, though best used as an oil or in a salve in combination with other herbs to treat possible infection, since Comfrey can heal wounds faster than the body can take care of infection, thus the possibility of creating an absess = see Seven Herb Healing Salve.


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Cramp Bark
Viburnum opulus. As its name suggests, Cramp Bark is used for relieving muscle spasms, cramps and tension. It is popular for relieving menstrual cramps in particular, while also helping reduce excessive bleeding (eg.: during menstruation and menopause), due to its astringency.
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Dandelion Root Tincture
Made with fresh root. Organically "growing" in our gardens. 1:3, 40%
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Dang Shen

See Codonopsis


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Dill Seed Tincture

Made with fresh and dry seeds. Organically grown in our gardens. 1:4, 75%.


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Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) Tincture
Mainly used to regulate hormones, menstrual periods, and reduce menstrual cramping, Dong Quai is also known to detoxify and nourish the blood and liver.
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Echinacea angustifolia root Tincture

Made with fresh root. Organically grown in our gardens. 1:2, 65%/


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Echinacea purpurea flower and leaf Tincture

Made with fresh flower heads and leaves. Organically grown in our gardens. 1:2, 50%.


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Echinacea purpurea root Tincture

Made with fresh root. Organically grown in our gardens. 1:2, 65%.


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Elecampane Root (Inula helenium)

Elecampane is perhaps the best herb for treating infections of the upper respiratory tract. Used mostly to treat coughs, especially irritating ones, Elecampane is also an antiseptic, said to be helpful with bacterial, viral, as well as fungal infections. Helpful with moist bronchitis, and shortness of breath. Gentle enough for children.


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Eleuthero Root (aka Siberian Ginseng) Tincture

Made with dry root. Certified Organic from Mountain Rose Herbs or Trinity Herbs. 1:4, 60%


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Ginger Root Tincture
Made with fresh root. Certified Organic. 1:2, 70%.
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Gingko Tincture

Research on Gingko shows great results in improving oxygen utilization and circulation to the brain, hands, feet, legs and arms.  It is reported to improve memory, vision, help with Alzheimer's, depression, dementia, circulatory disorders, and even vertigo.


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Gotu Kola Tincture
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica): Said to increase circulation in the brain, Gotu Kola is used for improving memory, helping with concentration (including ADD), and clearing the mind in general of confusion or muddled thinking. Gotu Kola has also been known to help with other circulatory conditions such as high blood pressure, varicose veins, and reduce scar tissue build up.
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Grindelia Tincture
Made with fresh flowering tops. Ethically wildcrafted on the BC Coast. 1:2, 85%.
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Hops Tincture
Made with fresh hops during pollen stage. Organically grown. 1:3, 60%.
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Horehound Tincture
Marrubium vulgare. An excellent expectorant for wet, moist colds that end up in the lungs, lung infections such as bronchitis, and "wet" asthma. Horehound can also be used as a preventative to asthma attacks if conventional drugs/puffers are not used regularly.
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Kava Kava Tincture

Kava has been used by Polynesians for centuries for ritual and recreational uses.  Kava is a mild tranquilizer that is said to relax the mind clear your thoughts.  Used medicinally to treat anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, stress, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and all kinds of nerve and muscle pain especially when associated with insomnia or the inablity to relax.  Kava has also been used in treating asthma, urinary system pain and spasms.  (Leslie Tierra,  Healing with the Herbs of Life, 2003).  DO NOT USE in pregnancy, lactation, or combine with alcohol, anticoagulanbt medications, antidepressants, or if you have liver disease, and do not exceed recommended dosage.


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Licorice Root Tincture

Made with dry root, Certified Organic from Frontier Herbs. 1:5, 25%.


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Lobelia Tincture
Lobelia is used for relaxing the central and autonomic nervous system, and neuro-muscular system. Lobelia is most often used as an anti-spasmodic for chronic or stubborn coughs. Often used for bronchitis and bronchitic asthma as a respiratory stimulant to improve breathing, it is also an emetic and respiratory relaxant. Lobelia has also been used in childbirthing. Should only be used under the guidance and supervision of an experienced practitioner. We pride ourselves in making it with 50% ethyl alcohol and 50% organic apple cider vinegar, the combination of which is said to be superior in extracting the appropriate constituents.
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Meadowsweet Tincture
Made with dry herb, Certified Organic from Trinity Herbs. 1:5, 30%.
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Milk Thistle Tincture
Made with dry seeds. Certified Organic from Trinity Herbs. 1:5, 60%.
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Motherwort Tincture
Made with fresh flowering tops. Organically grown in our gardens. 1:2, 60%.
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Nettle Tincture

Made with fresh, 4-6" high spring above-ground growth. Ethically wildcrafted on BC Coast, and locally in our wild gardens. 1:2.5, 30%


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Oat (milky stage) seed Tincture
Made with fresh milky stage seeds and some straw. Organicallly grown herb in our gardens. 1:2, 60%.
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Oregon Grape Root Tincture

Made with fresh root. Ethically wildcrafted locally. 1:2, 45%.  An incredible digestive tonic used mainly to fight parasites that can cause "traveler's diarrhea" (Giardia), as well as aiding in the digestion of fats and proteins.  Being a bitter, Oregon Grape stimulates bile production, thus helping with metabolism and constipation, mildly stimulating the liver, while also acting as an antibacterial.  Not recommended for chronic, long term gastrointestinal inflammation or irritation, which should be addressed with a more wholistic approach rather than a single remedy. Oregon Grape is also said to be an immuno- and lymphatic stimulant, and is part of our Immune Tonic. 


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Propolis Tincture
Made with fresh, locally "harvested" propolis from Caribou Apiaries. 1:9, 90%.
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Saw Palmetto Tincture
Made with dry root. Certified Organic from Mountain Rose Herbs. 1:5, 45%.
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Shepherd's Purse Tincture

Made with fresh, green seed capsules. Organically growing in our gardens! 1:2, 35%.


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Skullcap Tincture

Using our very own organically grown, fresh Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia) aerial parts collected during the flowering phase.  This is a wonderful relaxing nervine and anti-spasmodic that does not cause drowsiness, and is widely used to treat stress, anxiety, depression, muscular tension, nerve damage, pain and nervousness.  Great for PMS as well as menstrual cramping, and even in the treatment of seizures and epilepsy.

 


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St. John's Wort Tincture

Made with fresh flowering tops. Organically grown in our gardens. 1:3, 55%.


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USNEA Tincture

Usnea (Usnea barbata): Not easy to find, Usnea is used specifically for fungal, bacterial, and viral infections, both internally and externally. An incredibly powerful herb, Usnea is a beautiful lichen growing on tree branches, though it is a particular species that has these properties, and we only use that which we are sure is the medicinal Usnea. It is said to be good for strep throat and respiratory infections, especially deep ones, as well as urinary and bacterial infections. Said to be useful in treating strep A and B. ("Usnea is amongst our best herbal antibiotics against gram positive bacteria, particularly Streptococci and Staphylococci, internally and externally" Ryan Drum, Medical Herbalist). In Chinese medicinal terms, Usnea clears Heat.


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Valerian Root Tincture
Valeriana officinalis. Made with fresh, 1-2 year old roots. Organically grown in our gardens. 1:2, 90%. One of the most popular relaxant herbs, Valerian has a host of uses other than the usual sedation and sleep aid. It is valuable in relieving muscle spasms, pain, muscle cramps of all kinds, intestinal cramping, anxiety, panic attacks, heart palpitations, and shingles.
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Yarrow Tincture
Made with fresh flowering tops in early to full bloom. Wildcrafted locally. 1:3, 40%.
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