Materia Medica*

 

Our Ingredients and what they do...

Apricot (Prunus armeniaca): fruit; high in whole food vitamins and iron, nutritive.

Astragalus (Astragalus propinquus): root; immune system tonic, enhances immune system by increasing natural killer T-cells, T-helper                                                       cells, and interferon production.

Basil (Ocimum basilicum): leaf; high in eugenol and 1,8-cineole, which are anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidizing.

Blackberry (Rubus fructicosus): fruit and leaves; high in vitamins A, C and bioflavinoids; nutritive.

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata): leaf; soothes nervous system, helps with sleeplessness due to stress.

Calendula (Clendula officinalis): blossom; an antisepticwhich promotes healing and reduces swelling, good for everything skin, THE                                                           skin healing herb! 

Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens): fruit; high in capsaicin, an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita): blossom; an anti-inflammatory and analgesic, helps sooth nerves, reduces stress reactivity, mildly                                                           sedative.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum burmannii): bark; high in cinnamate, an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum): bud; high in flavinoids, an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. 

Comfrey (Symphytum oficinale): root and leaf; reduces inflammation, softens skin, assists in quick healing.

Diamiana (Turneri diffusa): root; relieves excess mental activity and nervous debility; alleviates nervous exhaustion; uplifts the spirit!

Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis): root; regulates and balances female hormones, builds blood, THE female herb.

Doug Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii): needles; very high in vitamin C, inhibits growth of bacteria, opens bronchial passageways.

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea): root; nature's antibiotic, increases resistance to upper respiratory infections, highly beneficial for                                                            building immune system, provides relief for sore throats, doctor recommended to fight influenza.

Elder (Sambucus nigra): berry;  an antiviral and diaphoretic; rich in vitamin C; indicated for colds, coughs, and flu.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare): seed; an antispasmodic with carminative and soothing qualities, good for lungs, throat and stomach.

Garlic (Allium sativum): bulb; high in allacins, an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.

Gentian (Gentiana lutea): root; a powerful bitter, which stimulates gastric juices and primes the stomach for digestion.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale): root; high in gingerol, an anti-inflammatory; boosts lung and chest clearing; stimulates sluggish                                                                          digestion; highly beneficial for gastrointestinal infections.

Ginko (Ginko biloba): leaves and seeds; assists in signal transmission between nerves; restores brain cell myelin sheaths, which are                                                              essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system; helps repair nerve damage; increases circulation                                                    specifically to the brain; helps reduce the possibility of a stroke.

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica): leaf; assists in memory retention, provides relief from nervous exhaustion and over-stimulation of brain                                                            cells, THE brain tonic!

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna): berry; strengthens heart and cardiovascular system, assists in structural repair and healing.

Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana ): root; high in glucodinolates; an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba): fruit; builds energy and vitality, helps body handle emotional stress and nervous exhaustion.

Lavender (Lavandula x intermedia): blossom and leaf; an antispasmodic which helps body release nervous tension, a very soothing                                                            and uplifting nervine.

Lemon Balm (Melissa oficinalis): leaf; an antiviral that helps with the relief of indigestion, acidity, nausea, bloating and colicky pains; helps                                                  prevent insomnia due to stress and anxiety.

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citriodora): leaf; reduces stress and anxiety. 

Marshmallow (Althaea ofinicale): root; has soothing properties, forms mucilage which coats and heals mucus membranes.

Nettle (Urtica dioica): leaf; builds strength and stamina, blood building tonic for whole body.

Onion (Allium cepa): bulb; high in allacins, ​an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.

Orange (Citrus sinensis): fruit and peel; rich in vitamin C and bioflavinoids; indicated for colds, coughs and influenza; nutritive.

Oregano (Origanum vulgare): leaf; high in rosmarinic acid and thymol, an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Osha (Lingusticum porteri): root; an anti-viral and anti-bacterial antispasmodic which soothes the bronchial lining and loosens the chest.

Panax Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius): root; improves mental abilities; increases clarity, memory, cognitive function; helps to buffer stress.

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata): blossom; relieves insomnia due to physical tension.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita): leaf; stimulates circulation, helps in headache relief, energizes at the cellular level.

Raisin (Vitis vinifera): fruit; high in potassium and phosphorus, nutritive.

Raspberry (Rubus idaeobatus): berry; high in vitamins A, C and bioflavinoids; nutritive.

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense): blossom; soothing, cleansing, relaxes nerves.

Rose (Rosa rugosa): fruit; rich in vitamin C and bioflavinoids, soothing and nutritive for the whole body, may improve overall mood.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): leaf; high in rosmarinic acid, an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant; stimulates brain, improves                                                         memory and concentration; tonic for nervine system.

Siberian Ginseng (Panax ginseng): root; reduces jet lag, great for reducing stress and building stamina, boosts vitality.

Spearmint (Mentha spicata): leaf; stress relief, helps produce a calm and relaxed state of being. 

Sage (Salvia officinalis): leaf; high in phenolic compounds, ​an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.

St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum): blossom; tonic for anxiety, stress and mild to moderate depression; alleviates nervous exhaustion.

Sarsparilla (Smilax sp.): root; an alterative; a blood purifying tonic for liver.

Thyme (Thymus citriodorus): leaf; high in carvacrol, an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. 

Turmeric (Curcuma longa): root; high in curcuminoids, a potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.

White Peony (Paeonia lactiflora): root; helps in menstrual disorders, cramps, irregularity and  pain; relieves hot flashes, night sweats and                                              heart palpitations due to menopause.

Wild Oat (Avena fatua): seed and leaf; helps relieve nervous exhaustion, insomnia and anxiety, high in calcium, nutritive.

Yellow dock (Rumex crispus): root; blood puryfing, iron rich, aids in iron assimilation, helps in healing skin.

*These statements are not evaluated by the FDA. This information is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure a disease or condition. Please see your health care provider to evaluate your medical needs.