Below you will find a list of herbs/oils that we tend to keep in stock and use in our products, as well as their actions/active properites and links to studies or other information.
Arnica has been praised for centuries for its abilities to ease the pain and inflammation of sore muscles, bruises, and sprains. Arnica is the core ingredient in more than a hundred German herbal preparations. Originally the whole plant was used but nowadays only the flower is used in herbal preparations. *Arnica should only be used externally - Only take arnica internally if it is a homeopathic preparation made or produced by a licensed homeopath.* Actions- anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibiotic, antitumoral
A plant native to India, and one of the most important herbs in ayurvedic medicine. Restorative, Regenerative and esteemed as high as Ginseng in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) This is an herb that is often used in regards Root Chakra imbalances. Actions- Sedative, antispasmodic, anticonvulsant, nerve tonic, diuretic, astringent, nutritive, regenerative, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, cardioprotective, hypotensive, adaptogen, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, immunomodulatory, thyroid balancing.
Native to India and other tropical regions Bacopa (Brahmi) derives its name from Brahman meaning 'pure consciousness' because of its ability to aid meditation, its a great herb for the Crown and Third Eye Charkas. The whole plant is often used. Its mainly used to help increase brain function, memory, concentration, ease anxiety and increase natural serotonin production. Actions - Adaptogen, antidepressant, anxiolytic, diuretic, sedative, rejuvenative, antisposmodic, carminative, bronchial dilator, anti convulsant, immunostimulant, anti inflammatory, antispetic, antifungal, antioxidant, antiheumatic, diuretic.
Broad Leaf Plantain Cancerina Cats Claw Coconut
𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢 • This little guy that I like to think of as honey drops is such a soothing botanical remedy and often the most well known and used. It’s a mild bitter that’s considered both warm and moist. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it’s used for the Lungs, Heart, Stomach meridian • it’s used to Move Qi/Releases Qi Stagnation: emotional upsets, anxiety, headache, nightmares, depression, irregular menses with clotting, PMS, stomach ulcers. Tonifies the Liver: poor appetite, hypochondriac pain, swollen abdomen. Stops Inflammation/Soothes Pain: sore throat, cramps, stomach spasms, wounds, bruises, skin rashes. And so much more!
Kava has a calming effect on the body and in high dosage can be a euphoric. It has great religious significance, as the islanders believed they could access the spirit realm of ancestors and gods. It was primary used to calm nervous tension and elevate move. In large quantities it can also be used to induce sleep and is helpful in treating insomnia. Kava is known as a warm bitter, and is used in cases when warming is needed. (positive polarity)
Lemon has a high vitamin content, which makes it beneficial for the immune system. It stimulates the production of white blood cells so that your body can combat diseases. It also improves blood circulation all throughout the body.here are hundreds of scientific studies that focus on the effects of lemon essential oil. This is due to a component in lemons called d-limonene, which is a powerful antioxidant that can combat cancer. It helps in detoxifying the body, prevents premature aging, and so much more.Lemon has also been used to fight off infectious diseases such as fever, typhoid and malaria.
Lemons are high in vitamin C, fiber, and various beneficial plant compounds.These nutrients are responsible for several health benefits. Lemons also support heart health, weight control, and digestive health. Citric acid in Lemons may help prevent kidney stones by increasing urine volume and increasing urine pH, creating a less favorable environment for kidney stone formation. Iron deficiency anemia is quite common. It occurs when you don't get enough iron from the foods you eat. Lemons contain some iron, but they primarily prevent anemia by improving your absorption of iron from plant foods. some plant compounds from lemons and other citrus fruits have anticancer potential.
one of the most popular herbs since ancient times, lavender gets its name from the word Lavare meaning to wash. In Arab medicine it is used as an expectorant, and antispasmodic, while in Europe its used at a wound herb. Lavender can be used for muscular aches and pains, migraine, burns, asthma, and bronchitis; digestive upset, skin problems, easing child birth, soothe babies, and as a relaxant in bath water.
actions: relaxant, antispasmodic, circulatory, stimulant, tonic for the nervous system, antibacterial, analgesic, carminative, cholagogue.
The name of this plant comes from the Greek word for "honey bee" - as lemon balm has similar healing properties to that of honey and royal jelly. It was a favorite in medieval times as an elixir of youth. The aerial parts are great for treating depression and tension; and is ideal for anyone suffering from digestive upsets.
actions: sedative, anti-depressant, digestive, stimulant, peripheral vasodilator, diaphoretic, relaxing, restorative for the nervous system, antiviral, antibacterial
Actions: anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant, immune, anti bacterial, lowers blood pressure, pain reducing, headaches, pms symptoms, bone and joint pain, mood booster, detoxifying, improves sleep, depression, anxiety, stress
peppermint is an aromatic plant with a cool refreshing taste. The name comes from the greek word for Nymph in greek mythology. Peppermint can be used for treating: indigestion, flatulence, colic, heartburn, nausea, headache, fever and colds. Peppermint calms the muscle walls of the stomach making it a great digestive herb. Its cooling effects are helpful for that of rashes, hives, and other skin irritants. It can be used to help treat cold and flu, and sooth dry throat/cough.
A perennial flowering herb with red, pink or yellow flowers, that is native to the Himalayas and found growing at high elevations throughout Asia, Europe and parts of North America. It is a tonifying herb that helps to increase physical and mental endurance, strength and over all health. actions: adaptogen, tonic, antitumor, brain tonic, immunostimulant, protects from altitude sickness, cardiovascular health, increase protein synthesis, combats fatigue, physical stress, chronic fatigue, helps combat infections including TB, helps increase resistance to toxins
Salvia officinalis -a herb traditionally associated with longevity and its use for spiritual/energetic smudging. Sage has the reputation for restoring failing memory. It also has a great affinity with the mouth and throat, making it an ideal option for mouth wash and gargle. Its Essential Oil is highly antibacterial. Sage is also a digestive stimulant and can be useful with estrogenic problems and imbalance.
actions: carminative, antispasmodic, astringent, healing to the mucosa, antiseptic, vasodilator, suppresses perspirant, reduces salivation, can also reduce lactation, antibiotic, circulatory stimulant.
This plant supposedly takes it name from the crusades when knights would use it as a wound herb. many herbalists refer to this plant as a cure all; it was used for injuries, ulcers, inflammation, and to " purge choleric humors". St.Johns is now known as an effective antidepressant and a restorative tonic for anxiety, and irritability. It can also help to relieve a variety of nerve pains used both internally and externally, including sciatica, and neuralgia.
actions: Bitter sweet cool and dry, astringent, analgesic, anti inflammatory, sedative, restoring tonic for nervous system.