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Herbs & Spices Black Cohosh to Chaste Berry

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Information and Warnings
*   indicates herbs & spices with culinary & medicinal uses 
NP indicates not for use during pregnancy or while nursing 
**EX  external use only  #  may be harmful if used incorrectly.

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Black Cohosh
(Cimicifuga racemosa)

Offers improvement for hot flashes, nervous irritability and other symptoms associated with menopause & relief for PMS & menstrual cramps. One of the leading herbs for women. The growing body of evidence shows it's powerful phytoestrogens promote hormonal balance throughout the menstrual cycle and serve to ease the distressing physical and mild mood changes that accompany menopause. Common use: Supports menopausal health; hormonal balance; PMS; menstrual cramps; supports healthy blood pressure; joint health; muscular discomfort;. NOT TO BE USED DURING PREGNANCY OR WHILE NURSING.. (cut & sifted )    

1/4 lb 5.00

1/2 lb 7.90

1 lb 14.75

Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

Boneset was traditionally used as a cold & "break bone" fever remedy by North American Indians and early settlers. Still recommended for colds, flu and fevers. It works to relax joints and ease the aches & pain that often accompanies the flu. Be aware it has a bitter taste, so you may mix it with Fennel or Anise. Interestingly, most herbal references note that studies have indicated Boneset to effective against minor viral & bacterial infection by stimulating white blood cells. (cut & sifted )  

1/4 lb 3.90


1/2 lb 5.75

1 lb 9.00


How to Steep Herbs

Generally, it is best not to boil the herbs.  Bring water to a boil and remove it from the heat, then add the herbs to water for steeping.  Stir and cover.  It is best, when possible, not to use a tea ball.  Allowing the herbs to circulate freely in the water maximizes the potency of the water infusion.  Strain out the herbs after steeping

Borage (Borago officinalis)

Borage seed oil is a well-known source of essential fatty acids, the herb is used primarily for the respiratory system. Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe bronchitis, as well as mouth and throat inflammation. Borage is also cited as an adrenal tonic that nourishes exhausted adrenals to help the body during stressful times and can also be of benefit for restoring vitality when recovering from illness. Common use: Bronchitis; coughs; fevers; mucous membrane inflammation; pleurisy; eye inflammation, sore, irritated eye (eyewash); exhausted adrenals; cardio tonic- strengthens the heart; soothes nervous conditions. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LONG TERM USE. DON'T USE IF PREGNANT.. (cut & sifted)     

1/4 lb 4.00

1/4 lb 4.00

1/2 lb 6.75

1 lb 10.50

Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)

Traditional herbalism teaches that healthy blood is reflected in healthy skin. Burdock root, a superior detoxifier and blood cleanser, has a well-earned reputation for promoting clear, healthy skin..Promotes healthy liver, kidney and bowel functions- the body's primary elimination organs. Did you know Burdock Root is an essential ingredient in the legendary Essiac formula? Common use: Support healthy liver & kidney function; help facilitate removal of toxins from body; promotes healthy skin; skin irritations; supports healthy lymphatic system. (cut & sifted)  

1/4lb 4.00

1/4lb 4.00

1/2 lb 6.75

1 lb 10.50


Caraway (Carum carvi)

It's history dates back 5,000 years . A valuable digestive aid. From its reported mention in a ancient medical document circa 1500 B.C. down the Middle Ages and into the 20th century, A traditional digestive aid. This common kitchen spice also exhibits mild expectorant properties, used to relieve colds, coughs, and bronchitis. Recommended by midwives for ages to promote the secretion of breast milk. Common use: Indigestion, gas, nausea, colic, bloating, feeling of fullness, gastrointestinal cramps, loss of appetite, nervous gastric complaints; uterine cramps, menstrual cramps; expectorant;antiseptic; spasms; culinary spice. (seed)

1/4 lb 2.50


1/2 lb 4.00

1 lb 7.00

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum ) An aromatic spice that is used to improve the appetite and relieve digestive complaints. Also used in Asian medicine as a digestive aid, One source noted that when added to grain & dairy products it improves their digestibility. Also used to help break up & remove mucous congestion from the chest & respiratory system. Consequently, it is used for colds, to open up sinus, to relieve coughs, and may be included in lung tonic formulas. Common use: Indigestion; loss of appetite; bloating; stomach & intestinal gas; nausea; vomiting; stomachache; diarrhea; malabsorption; colds; fevers; coughs; bronchitis; laryngitis; liver & gallbladder complaints; tonic; helps improve mental alertness. IF YOU HAVE GALLSTONES, CHECK WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE USING. (Whole pods) or (ground)

1/4 lb 8.75


1/2 lb 14.40

1 lb 21.00


1/4 lb 9.90


1/2 lb 16.50

1 lb 25.00

Catnip (Nepeta cataria )

While Catnip drives cats crazy, it has exactly the opposite effects on us. Used for its mild sedative effect on nervous system as well as for treating restlessness and colic in infants. Used for over 200 years by Europeans and American Indians as the herb for childhood colds & colic It is often used for colds, flu & fevers especially in children, as it produces "perspiration inducing sleep" without increasing the body temperature. Like other herbs in the mint family, it is also is useful for soothing the stomach, gently but rapidly expels gas and makes a delightful, minty after-dinner tea to help improve digestion. Common use: Childhood colds & colic; fever, especially in children; digestive aid (gas, bloating, stomach upsets); nervousness; stress; insomnia; relieves spasms; muscular & menstrual cramps; pain reliever. (cut & sifted)  

1/4 lb 4.00


1/2 lb 5.25

1 lb 9.00

Cat's Claw (Unicaria tomentosa)

AKA Una de Gato, is a source of powerful herbal antioxidants that help neutralize cell damaging free radicals in the body. It also supports white blood cell function- a vital defense in immune health. It is important for the healthy function of the intestinal system. The bark detoxifies the intestinal tract and encourages intestinal microflora balance. DID YOU KNOW? Cat's Claw is a primary herb in Peruvian herbalism. Its name comes from the fact that thPREGNANCY. (cut & sifted)  

1/4 lb 10.40


1/2 lb 17.90

1 lb 21.90

Celery Seed (Apium graveolens)

Potent essential oils and phytocompounds that maintain fluid balance and exert a beneficial influence on urinary tract and kidney health. Also a popular option for comforting joint support. Its therapeutic properties were well known among the early Greek & Roman civilizations, and the seeds are currently used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines. Common use: Support joint health & comfort; promotes urinary tract health; promotes bladder health; supports kidney functions; promote circulation; supports healthy digestion; culinary spice.Suggested Directions: NOT TO BE USED DURING PREGNANCY. (whole)

1/4 lb 3.40


1/2 lb 4.00

1 lb 6.00

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

Recognized worldwide for its ability to relieve indigestion, gas, hyperacidity, and other digestive complaints. For centuries, used to relieve stomach complaints in both adults and children. Relaxes the digestive tract, as well as soothes gastrointestinal inflammation and spasms. The calming botanical serves as a mild sedative and nerve tonic, thereby helping to restore an exhausted nervous system; it relieves stress, and acts as a gentle sleep aid. Common use: Indigestion; gas; gastritis; gastrointestinal spasms; colic; hyperacidity; ulcers; nervous stomach; loss of appetite; anxiety; nervousness; restlessness; headaches (caffeine withdrawal); skin inflammation (skin wash). MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTION IF SENSITIVE TO RAGWEED & RELATED PLANTS.. (whole flowers)

1/4 lb 6.50


1/2 lb 11.00

1 lb 19.00

Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex agnus castus)

Time-honored support for women's health. Promotes balance in a woman's cycle, and offers soothing comfort for distressing PMS symptoms. Recognized for its gentle, hormone-balancing properties, which supports female reproductive health, as well as eases mild mood changes, water retention (bloating) and other unpleasant PMS symptoms. Not recommended in combination with synthetic hormone therapy. Common use: Helps balance the female cycle; promote hormonal balance (progesterone production); mild mood changes and fluid retention associated with the menstrual cycle; promotes reproductive health- reproductive tonic; menopause support. NOT TO BE USED DURING PREGNANCY. MAY COUNTERACT THE EFFECTIVENSS OF BIRTH CONTROL PILLS.. (whole)

1/4 lb 4.00


1/2 lb 6.90

1 lb 12.50

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