Thistle Dew! Farms, Teas 'n Bees

These items have been phased out as of 2009. Send us an email to thistledew@ymail.com to see if we can help you before placing your order.

Thistle Dew will soon be carrying Botanical Herbs. Please email us for our complete list, while this page is under construction. thistledew@ymail.com

The herbal information on this web site is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information on this web site is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please see a medical professional about any health concerns you have.

Allergen Info: Packaged on equipment that also packages peanuts and tree nuts.

Alfalfa Leaf Cut

$ 4.50 USD

Description: Alfalfa Leaf Cut
Botanical Name: Medicago Sativa
Origin: United States
Uses: Medicinal
Package Size: 8 Ounce
Volume: Approx. 7.5 cups
Comments: Alfalfa is used for a variety of purposes - from pet supplements to human medicine. Our alfalfa leaf is cut and sifted, perfect for tea and tincture preparations. Alfalfa has a reputation as a good "all-around" herb due to its (relatively) high vitamin and mineral content.

Alfalfa Leaf Powder

$ 4.50 USD

Botanical Name: Medicago Sativa
Origin: USA
Uses: Natural Health
Package Size: 8 oz
Volume: Approx. 2.5 cups
Comments: Alfalfa is used for a variety of purposes - from pet supplements to human medicine. Our powdered alfalfa leaf is ideal for encapsulation. Alfalfa has a reputation as a good "all-around" herb due to its (relatively) high vitamin and mineral content.

Angelica Root - Cut

$ 8.00 USD

Description: Angelica Root, Cut
Botanical Name: Angelica Archangelica
Origin: Poland
Uses: Natural Health
Package Size: 8 oz

Burdock Root - Cut

$ 5.50 USD

Botanical Name: Articum Lappa
Origin: China
Uses: Natural Health
Package Size: 8 ounce
Volume: Approx. 2.5 cups
Comments: Also known as Greater Burdock, Edible Burdock, or Lappa Burdock.  Most commonly used as a tea, and best stored in a cool, dry place. Burdock is one of the ingredients in the Essiac blend.

Calendula (Marigold) Flowers

$ 4.50 USD

Botanical Name: Calendula Officinalis
Origin: Egypt
Uses: Natural health, Cosmetics, Crafting
Package Size: 8 oz.
Volume: Approx. 8 cups
Comments: Also known as pot marigolds. Product consists of whole and broken flowers; not ideal for crafting purposes. Calendula is often used in lotions and oils to keep the skin smooth and soft, and in teas and tinctures for relief from skin inflammation and irritation.

Catnip

$ 3.00 USD

Botanical Name: Nepeta Cataria
Origin: Canada
Uses: Natural Health, Cat Toys.
Package Size: 4 oz
Volume: Approx. 3 cups
Comments: Suitable for cat toys or for use as an herbal tea. Catnip is in the mint family, and has a minty, grassy flavor. The principal natural constituent of catnip is nepetalactone, which is what makes most cats respond to catnip. However, not all cats respond to nepetalactone.
Note: Before giving catnip to your cat, be sure to remove any stems that may be present.

Chamomile Flowers (Egyptian)

$ 8.00 USD

Botanical Name: Matricaria Chamomilla
Origin: Egypt
Uses: Tea, Sachets, Cosmetics, Dream Pillows
Package Size: 8 ounces
Volume: Approx. 8 cups
Comments: German chamomile flowers, grown in Egypt.  Primarily used for herbal tea and cosmetic purposes. Chamomile is recognized the world over as a soothing, sleep-aiding herbal tea. It also has been widely used to soothe irritated or inflamed skin. Best stored in airtight container in the freezer.

Chickweed - Cut

$ 6.00 USD

Botanical Name:
Stellaria Media
Origin:
Bulgaria
Uses: Natural Health
Package Size: 8 ounces
Volume:
Approx. 3.5 cups
Comments: Common chickweed is also known as Chickenwort, Craches, Maruns, and Winterweed. Often used as a salve or cream to treat minor skin wounds and irritations, and purported to be helpful in promoting energy and overall health when taken internally.

Damiana - Cut

$ 7.00 USD

Botanical Name: Turnera Diffusa, syn. Turnera Aphrodisiaca
Origin: Mexico
Uses: Natural Health
Package Size: 8 ounces
Volume: Approx 3 cups
Comments:

Traditionally made into a tea; sometimes smoked.  Reputed to have a wide variety of effects, from acting as an aphrodisiac and aiding the urinary tract to helping relieve anxiety and stress.

Very limited

Dandelion Leaf

$ 7.00 USD

Botanical Name: Taraxacum Officinale
Origin: Europe
Uses: Natural Health
Comments: Our Dandelion Leaf comes in a tea cut and is sifted to remove excess dust.

8 ounces

Dandelion Root Raw - Cut

$ 10.00 USD

Botanical Name: Taraxicum Officinale
Origin: China
Uses: Natural Health
Package Size: 8 ounces
Volume: Approx. 2-2.5 cups
Comments: Also known as common dandelion. Frequently used for its diuretic properties and for liver detoxification. For herbal tea rootstock is generally boiled then simmered for at least 15 minutes.

Elder Berries Whole

$ 8.50 USD

Botanical Name: Sambucus Nigra
Origin: Czech Republic
Uses: Natural Health
Package Size: 8 ounces
Volume:
Approx. 3 cups
Comments: Also called Black Elder, European Elder, and Common Elder. Whole, dried elder berries are most often used medicinally, especially for infusions, to combat colds and the flu. They are also used to make jams, jellies, chutney and cordials.

Eleutherococcus Root Powder

$ 4.50 USD

Botanical Name: Eleutherococcus Sinticosus
Origin: China
Uses: Natural Health
Package Size: 8 ounces
Comments: Our Ginseng Root Powder is ideal for encapsulation. Note that this is not true Ginseng (Panax Quinquefolius/Ginseng), but rather Siberian Ginseng, which is a separate plant.

Eucalyptus Leaf

$ 4.00 USD

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus Globulus
Origin: Spain
Uses: Natural Health
Comments: Our Eucalyptus Leaf comes in a tea cut and is sifted to remove excess dust.

8 ounces

Flax Seed Whole

$ 2.50 USD

Botanical Name: Linum Usitatissimum
Origin: United States
Uses: Baking, Medicinal Tea, Eye Pillows.
Package Size: 8 ounces
Volume:

Approx. 1.5-2cups

Comments: Flax seed is also known as linseed. Brown flax seeds, which have a slight nutty flavor. Flax seeds are sometimes used as replacement for eggs in baking, with 3 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds acting as one egg. Flax seeds are regarded as having high lignan and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Frankincense Tears

$ 7.00 USD

Botanical Name: Boswellia Sacra, syn. Boswellia Carteri
Origin: Northeast Africa
Uses: Incense
Package Size: 8 ounces
Comments: Also known as olibanum. Typically burned as an incense on a charcoal disc. Has a piny, vanilla-like fragrance.  Often burned in conjunction with Myrrh. Not recommended that customers attempt to grind to powder; will become gummy and sticky in blenders and coffee grinders. Current lots of Frankincense tears are pea-sized (approx. ¼ inch diameter max).

Ginkgo Leaf Cut

$ 6.00 USD

Botanical Name:
Gingko Biloba
Origin:
China
Uses: Natural Health
Package Size: 8 ounces
Comments: Our Ginkgo Leaf comes in a tea cut and is sifted to remove excess dust.

Golden Seal Root Powder

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$ 18.00 USD

Botanical Name: Hydrastis Canadensis
Origin: United States
Uses: Natural Health
Package Size: 2 oz
Volume: Approx. 1 cup
Comments: Pure ground root of goldenseal. Goldenseal is also known as orange root, yellow root, and golden root. Most commonly used for multiple purposes, including colds, digestion, and for its antimicrobial properties.

Hawthorn Berries Whole

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$ 6.00 USD

Botanical Name: Crataegus Laevigata
Origin: Bulgaria
Uses: Natural Health
Package Size: 8 ounces
Volume: Approx. 3-4 cups
Comments: Whole, hard hawthorn berries. Hawthorn is traditionally used for its effects on blood vessels, the heart, and blood circulation.

Henna Powder- Red

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$ 4.00 USD

Botanical Name: Lawsonia Inermis syn. Lawsonia Alba
Origin: Egypt
Uses: Natural Dye
Package Size: 8 ounces
Volume: Approx. 3-4 cups
Comments: Natural henna, which dyes reddish-brown. Used as a natural cosmetic dye for hair and skin.

Hibiscus Flower Cut

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$ 5.25 USD

Botanical Name: Hibiscus Sabdariffa
Origin: Sudan
Uses: Natural Health, Tea
Package Size: 8 ounces
Volume: Approx. 3 cups
Comments: Also called roselle flowers. Sourced from North Africa, these hibiscus flowers are full flavored with a rosy tartness. Preferred over whole flowers for tea use.

Honeybush

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$ 10.00 USD

Botanical Name: Cyclobia Intermedia
Origin: South Africa
Uses: Herbal Tea (Tisane)
Package Size: 8 ounces
Volume: Approx. 3 cups
Comments: Coarse sift for loose tea. Honeybush is also known as berg tea or mountain tea. Honeybush is so named because the flowers smell like honey. The taste of honeybush is similar to rooibos, but sweeter.

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