What are Tinctures?
AMERICAN GINSENG (Panax Quinequefolium) This esteemed root is known for its rejuvenating
effects and used to promote longevity.Try this before any physical activity
to build endurance. Used to balance the body’s metabolism, lessen
stress effects and is an aphrodisiac!! Don’t use with a fever; it’s
better when you are on the mend or after surgery.
ANTISPASMODIC (w /c Crampbark (viburnum opulus), w /c blue cohosh rt. (caulophyllum
thalictroides), w /c white willow bark (salix alba), and organic scullcap
leaf (scutellaria lateriflora). I created this particular formula to overcome
my menstrual cramps. Works great. A quick remedy for leg pains,hicoughs
and headaches. A good alternative to over-the-counter drugs.
BETTER BITTERS (org. dandelion rt., ho shou wu, org. orange peel, and org. hawthorn berry).
A complete digestive helper for the liver, heart and pancreas. Useful
for sugar cravings, heart deficiency and indigestion.
COHOSH (w /c cimifuga racemosa) A well- known women’s herb
useful for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and irritability.It
helps to bring on delayed menstruation and for hormonal imbalance. Also
used in conjunction with blue cohosh for assisting labor and delivery.
BLACK WALNUT (w /c juglans nigra hulls) An enemy to yeast and fungal growths. This
inhibits amoebic activity in the body and helps with diarrhea and dysentery
BLUE COHOSH (w /c caulophyllum thalictroides) A wonderful women’s herb useful
in labor and childbirth. This root helps to bring on the period (emmenagogue)
and has been of great help in relieving menstrual cramps and pain. **Do
NOT use during the first two trimesters of pregnancy.
CAYENNE (org. capiscum frutescens) This herb is reputed for the circulatory system
and sluggish bowels. Start off with small doses . Dr. Christopher used
it to stop heart attacks. It contains vitamin K to help staunch hemorrhaging.
A wonderful herb to keep you warm through the winter months!!
CHAPARRAL (w /c larrea tridentata) A native potent herb used for lymph cleansing.
Useful for swelling in lymph nodes and also good for parasites and fungal
conditions. Contains a non toxic anti- tumor substance.
COMFREY (Organic symphytum officinalis) An green leafy herb, rich in chlorophyll
and allantoin. Formerly called ”knitbone”; it will help mend
broken bones, torn ligaments and bruises. Also, a specific for lung ailments
such as allergies, coughs, and cold symptoms.
CRANIUM COMFORT ( org. rosemarinus officinalis, org. scutellaria lateriflora, and w/c
salix alba) , A combination of herbs that have been traditionally used
for headaches and migraines. Try it also for relaxing tight neck muscles.
DAMIANA (w /c turnera aphrodisiaca) A renowned aphrodisiac. A tonic for male and
female reproductive systems. Works like a charm!!
/ BARBERRY ( Organic taraxacum officinalis, w /c berberis vulgaris)
Useful for liver stagnation and congestion. Helps stimulate pancreas and
spleen. Helps improve your digestive juices!
DIGEST (org. gentiana lutea, and citrus limon) The ultimate bitter herb; yet
effective for stomach underacidity and enzyme loss. A great combo to take
before eating “rich” foods and desserts. If you like sweets,
you may need some bitter in your diet!!
DONG QUAI ( w /c angelica sinensis) A chinese herbal root that is hormonally balancing
to women and very tonifying to their reproductive system. Good also for
a blood purifier. Recommended for any woman having reproductive challenges.
ECHINACEA (w / c echinacea angustifolia) A strong immune builder; great for overcoming
sickness. Useful for strengthening and cleansing the lymph and blood stream.
ENERGY (Contains: ephedra ( org. ma huang *), ho shou wu( w/c polygonum multiflorum),
ginseng (w/c panax quinequefolium), dong quai (w/c angelica sinensis),
damiana (w/c turnera aphrodisiaca), and cayenne ( w/c capiscum frutescens).
**DO NOT use if you have high blood pressure or heart related disease.
A combination of herbs that will give you an extra boost!! A safer alternative
to drugs or caffeine.
FENU-COMF (w / c fenugreek seeds ( foenumgraecum) and comfrey leaf ( org. symphytum
officinalis) . Two herbs that really work well for sinus congestion and
allergies. Can be used on children with stuffy noses!! Safe to use during
FEVERFEW (org. chrysanthemum partenium) This freshly made tincture is widely known
to be potent against migraine headaches. The bitterness is good for liver
congestion and indigestion.
KNOWN AS HO SHOU WU (w/c polygonum multiflorum root) A Chinese
herb used for rejuvenating the body. Used along with American Ginseng
root for longevity. Very beneficial to ligaments, muscles and tendons.
Helps get the day started right!!
GARLIC (org. allium sativum) This widely used herb can be taken for high cholesterol
and high blood pressure. Antibacterial and antiseptic, garlic is good
for sore throats and to prevent parasites/ amoebas from taking up residence.
It’s diluted for earaches and can be placed in food for garlic flavor!!
GINGER (org. zingiber officinalis) This aromatic root is excellent for indigestion,
morning sickness and nausea in pregnancy. Also used for motion sickness
while riding in boats, planes and cars. Warming and spicy, it will soothe
your tummy! Can be drank as a tea during labor to connect with root chakra
GINGKO (org. gingko biloba) This monumental old tree species is used for a variety
of brain functions - to increase memory and thinking, to oxygenate the
blood and brain and research shows it helps with early Alzheimer’s
disease. It is a cardiovascular and nervous system tonic and helps hard
to heal wounds.
GOLDENSEAL (w/c hydrastis canadensis) A widely used Native herb that is powerful
in its properties. Useful for viruses and mucous membrane problems such
as sore throat, styes, and bacterial dysentery. Do NOT use more than 10
days. If wanting to detoxify the liver, use Dandelion/Barberry, as it
is non toxic and can be taken for 3-6 months without harmful effects.
GOTU KOLA (w/c centella asiatica) An herb known to be a brain stimulant - useful
for studying, senility, memory loss. Can be used for meditating and focus.
Known to help with wounds and the nervous system.
GRAVEL ROOT (aka Joe Pye root and Queen of the Meadow - w/c eupatorium purpureum)
A stately herb reaching 12 feet high, a must for kidney ailments and to
help dissolve stones. Used in combo with marshmallow root to help ease
the passing of gravel and to coat the urinary tract.
HAWTHORN COMBO (org. hawthorn berry, w/c red salvia, org. gingko leaf, org. wild oats,
org. motherwort and others! An incredible heart tonic for angina, irregular
heartbeat, anxiousness and for oxygenating the blood. Tastes really good
HOPS ( organic
humulus lupulus) Good for folks with nervous stomach, spastic colon, lack
of appetite and insomnia.
INFLA-MEND (Contains yucca root, tumeric root, licorice root, devil's claw, St. John's wort, black cohosh root, kava kava root, cinnamon and barberry bark) This formula is chock full of anti inflammatory roots and herbs known to help with pain and inflammation. Useful for arthritis, bursitis and swollen areas on the body. Take internally as needed.
IRON TONIC (org. nettles, org. yellow dock, org. dandelion rt., and w/c squawvine)
Useful for anemia, deficient iron in blood and as a vitamin supplement
for use during pregnancy. Gives you a pick me up when fatigued!!
JUNIPER BERRIES (w/c juniperus communis) These fruits are useful for kidney imbalances
and urinary tract problems. Combine with marshmallow root to soothe an
KAVA KAVA (w/c piper methysticum) An overall body/ muscle relaxer. Useful to help
insomnia and calm a restless mind/ body. It combines with St. John’s
wort for anxiety and a good night’s sleep!
lobelia inflata) A known and disputed herb that has been used for lung
ailments and to reduce nicotine cravings. Known to be a ”carrier”
herb. Helps other herbs to synergistically find the places they need to
MARSHMALLOW (w/c althea officinalis) A known soothing demulcent used for cystitis,
inflammations, and soothing to any irritated mucous membrane (stomach,
MILK THISTLE (organic silymarin marianum) This seed is potent for liver flushing and
protecting against hepatitis, environmental pollutants, jaundice. Helps
with regeneration of new liver cells. Good for people in drug/alcohol
recovery, hormonal imbalances and detoxing the body.
MOTHERWORT (organic leonurus cardiaca) A soothing, beautiful herb tonifying to the
heart and nerves. Helpful to new mothers and used for labor pains, hypertension,
worry warts, and the broken hearted. Easily grown from seed, this herb
is throughout my potted plants!!
PASSION FLOWER (organic passiflora incarnata) A calming herb that has been traditionally
used for restlessness, insomnia, nervousness and general upsets. Also
known as Maypop.
ARCO (w/c tabebuia impetiginosa) An antifungal plant from S.
America widely used for candida, athlete’s foot, sugar cravings.
May be mixed with black walnut, garlic and marshmallow for treatment of
fungus in the body. It’s long been known as important plant medicine
for treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, glandular disorders; its
history and use is traced back to Mayans/Incans who regard it as an important
PENNYROYAL (w/c mentha pulegium) A known menstrual promoter (emmenagogue); also good
to sweat out a fever when drank hot in tea!
PLANTAIN COMBO (organic plantago major, organic rosehips and organic calendula flowers)
This combination is used for a variety of external first aid treatments
such as insect bites, splinters and wounds. Used internally as a demulcent
(soother) to help with ulcers, urinary tract infections. This formula
is called a vulnerary- meaning it heals wounds or inflammation in or out
of the body!!
rubus idaeus) Known for building the blood as it is rich in vitamins and
minerals. It strengthens the blood and is used during pregnancy for preventing
anemia. Drank as a tea during labor to keep the mother’s energy
/BURDOCK (organic trifolium pratense and organic arctium lappa)
A blood purifying formula with no toxicity useful for skin problems and
eruptions, hives, ant and spider bites and toxic blood conditions.
REISHI COMPLEX (w/c reishi mushroom, w/c shitake mushroom, w/c astragalus root, w/c Siberian
ginseng, w/c wild indigo, w/c schizandra berry and organic gingko.) A
gift from the Royal family in China, these mushrooms and herbs are the
esteemed herbs used for treating sickness in the Royalty! Immune building,
nontoxic and fortifying- great for allergies, infections and preventative
against colds and flus. In TCM, reishi is used also to calm the spirit
and nourish the heart.
RHODIOLA (Rhodiola rosea) This plant has been used in Russia for centuries to help cope with stress and harsh living conditions. Known also as golden root, studies show it improves mood and alleviates mild depression. It increases mental and physical performance and relieves fatigue. Caution if used in p.m. it may keep you awake!
WORT (w/c hypericum perfolatum) A widely commercialized herb
known to help with mild depression. The flowers are used in massage oil
for muscle soreness. An ancient witches brew!! The tincture is specific
for muscle spasms and can combine with scullcap for pain. Do NOT use if
taking MAO inhibitors, SSRI inhibitors, cyclosporine, Indinavir, Warfarin,
Theophylline, Amitriptyline, Digoxin based drugs.
SARSASPARILLA (w/c smilax ornate) A hormonal tonic for men and women. It helps with
chronic reproductive imbalances, heavy bleeding with menopausal symptoms
and creates more endurance and vitality in the body. This is the main
root used in Jamaican “Roots” mixture!!
SAW PALMETTO (w/c serrenoa repens) A Florida herb that is widely used for helping to
keep a healthy prostate. Is also wonderful for ovarian cysts and helping
with hormonal imbalances in both men and women. Very nutritive to the
reproductive organs of both sexes.
SCULLCAP (organic scutellaria lateriflora) A relaxing herb to help put you in the
“smooth” mode; useful for insomnia, restlessness and pain.
Also a good antispasmodic for hiccoughs and muscular spasms.
PURSE (w/c capsella bursa-pastoris) A natural source of vitamin
K. Good for laboring mothers and for any kind of internal or external
SIBERIAN GINSENG (w/c eleutherococcus senticosus) This herb acts as support for the adrenal
glands and is a kidney tonic. Good for menopause, night sweats and fatigue.
An overall helpful root that adapts our body to stress--known as an adaptogen.
SINUS SOOTHE (w/c ma huang and w/c euphrasia officinalis) Try this combo as a decongestant
for your frontal sinus. Use along with a facial massage to aid free breathing.
Do NOT use with hypertension, and heart disease. Do NOT use with other
decongestants or Digoxin.
SQUAWVINE (w/c mitchella repens) This herb was used by the Indians as a tonic during
pregnancy. It’s a good uterine toner and can help to make your labor
STINGING NETTLES (organic urtica dioica) This very green herb is one of my favorites in
treatment of anemia and low energy. Also researched for treatment of sinus
allergies in Europe—widely used as a nontoxic blood tonic.
UVA URSI (w/c arctostaphlos uva ursi) A well known remedy for kidney and bladder
upsets; also for bed wetting from kidney weakness.
VALERIAN (organic valeriana officinalis) An herbal root known to be an effective
sleep inducer (sedative) and pain reliever. Do NOT use with other tranquilizers,
vitex agnus castus) Also known as Chaste Tree. This phyto-hormonal plant
is suited for treating imbalanced hormones and irregular menstrual periods.
It will help stimulate normal menstrual cycles.
WHITE WILLOW (organic salix alba) A bark that has been traditionally used for pain
and headaches. A safe alternative to aspirin.
WILD YAM (w/c dioscorea villosa) Useful for hormonal imbalances and “hot
flashes” in menopause. Can be used for strengthening hormones in
the bloodstream, nausea in pregnancy, infertility, endometriosis and miscarriage.
No known side effects and it’s nontoxic.
YARROW (organic achillea millefolium) An ancient herb used to treat menstrual
pain, heavy bleeding, postpartum bleeding and to tonify bladder. Also
good to use for sweating out a fever.
F.Y.I. w/c means wildcrafted,
or collected from the wild.
Organic means no herbicides were used on plant or land where it was grown.