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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.

All products are packaged in a 3x4" food grade foil bag. They are not sold by weight or volume.

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

Alfalfa Leaf Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Description: Alfalfa Leaf Cut
Botanical Name: Medicago Sativa
Origin: United States
Uses: Medicinal
   
   
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

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Medicago Sativa
Origin: USA
Uses: Natural Health
   
   
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

$ 5.00 USD

Description: Angelica Root, Cut
Botanical Name: Angelica Archangelica
Origin: Poland
Uses: Natural Health

Astrgalus Root

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Astragalus propinquus, Astragalus membranaceus (syn.)
Origin China
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments

Used in both traditional Chinese medicine and modern Western medicine, primarily to boost the body's immune system. 

Blessed Thistle Leaf - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Cnicus benedictus, Centaurea benedicta (syn.)
Origin Hungary
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments

Also known as Holy Thistle, sometimes called Cursed Thistle.  A component in Bitters formulas; not considered edible due to bitterness of leaves.

Burdock Root - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Articum Lappa
Origin: China
Uses: Natural Health
   
   
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

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Calendula Officinalis
Origin: Egypt
Uses: Natural health, Cosmetics, Crafting
   
   
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.

Calendula Flower Petals

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Calendula officinalis
Origin Egypt
Uses Natural health, Cosmetics, Crafting
   
   
Comments

Also known as pot marigolds.  Product consists of flower petals, not whole flowers.  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.

Cascara Sagrada Bark - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Rhamnus purshiana, syn. Frangula purshiana
Origin USA
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments

Also known as Cascara Buckthorn, Cascara, and Bearberry.  Our cascara sagrada has been aged at least a year, and is traditionally used for its laxative properties.  Green moss and grey lichen are often a normal and regular feature of cascara bark.  Recommended for use under supervision of qualified herbal practitioner.

Catnip

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Nepeta Cataria
Origin: Canada
Uses: Natural Health, Cat Toys.
   
   
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.

Catnip Pellets

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Nepeta cataria
Origin Canada
Uses Pet toys
   
   
Comments

Suitable for cat toys or as a 'less-mess' alternative to the standard catnip.  Catnip pellets are fine cut catnip that has been compressed into small pellets.  The principal natural constituent of catnip is nepetalactone, which is what makes most cats respond to catnip.  However, not all cats respond to nepetalactone. 

Chamomile Flowers (Egyptian)

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Matricaria Chamomilla
Origin: Egypt
Uses: Tea, Sachets, Cosmetics, Dream Pillows
   
   
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.

Chapparel Leaf - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Larrea tridentata
Origin Mexico
Uses Natural Health
   
   
Comments Cut leaves from the creosote bush (known as chapparal when used medicinally).  Traditionally used for its antioxident and hepatic properties.
Note The FDA has issued warnings about the health hazards of ingesting creosote bush (chapparal), and discourages its use internally.  Before starting any medicinal regimen with herbs, we recommend seeking advice from a licensed doctor or herbal practitioner.

Chia Seeds

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Salvia hispanica
Origin Mexico
Uses Natural Health
   
   
Comments Whole chia seeds that are predominantly black/brown but have mottled coloration of brown, gray, black and white.  "White chia" seeds are from the same plant, cultivars of which have been grown to produce only white seeds.  Used as an herbal remedy by making a tea or soaking and drinking liquid. 
Note Sachia, Anutra, Chia Sage, Salba, and Tresalbio are cultivars (varieties; some have been registered and have patents pending) of the same plant, Salvia hispanica

Chickweed - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name:
Stellaria Media
Origin:
Bulgaria
Uses: Natural Health
   

 
 
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.

Comfrey Leaf - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Symphytum officinale
Origin Bulgaria
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments Traditionally used for a variety of maladies, especially bone ailments.  Used topically for pains, aches, acne, and wounds.  Also used in horse medicine.
Note In 2001, the FDA issued a warning against internal usage of comfrey.  Sold for external use only.

Comfrey Root - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Symphytum officinale
Origin Bulgaria
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments Traditionally used for a variety of maladies, especially bone ailments.  Used topically for pains, aches, acne, and wounds.  Also used in horse medicine.
Note In 2001, the FDA issued a warning against internal usage of comfrey.  Sold for external use only.

Damiana - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Turnera Diffusa, syn. Turnera Aphrodisiaca
Origin: Mexico
Uses: Natural Health
   
   
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 Root Raw - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Taraxicum Officinale
Origin: China
Uses: Natural Health
   
   
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.

Dandelion Leaf

$ 5.00 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.

Echinacea Pupurea Root - Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Echinacea purpurea, syn. Brauneria purpurea
Origin USA
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments Also known as purple coneflower; sometimes called Missouri snakeroot.  This product is wildcrafted powder of the root of echinacea.  Echinacea is commonly believed to stimulate the immune system and reduce or shorten cold symptoms and duration.
Note Ideal for encapsulation.

Elder Berries Whole

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Sambucus Nigra
Origin: Czech Republic
Uses: Natural Health
   

 
 
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.

Elder Flowers

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Sambucus nigra
Origin Czech Republic
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments Also called Black Elder, European Elder, and Common Elder.  Elder flowers are most often used medicinally to combat colds and the flu.  They are also used to make infusions, cordials, and wines.
Note Dried elder flowers have been rubbed on mesh screen to crumble them slightly.
Ingredients Elder flowers

Eleutherococcus Root Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Eleutherococcus Sinticosus
Origin: China
Uses: Natural Health
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

$ 5.00 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

Frankincense Tears

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Boswellia Sacra, syn. Boswellia Carteri
Origin: Northeast Africa
Uses: Incense
   
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).

Flax Seed Whole

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Linum Usitatissimum
Origin: United States
Uses: Baking, Medicinal Tea, Eye Pillows.
   
   
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.

Ginkgo Leaf Cut

$ 5.00 USD

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

Ginkgo Leaf Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Ginkgo biloba
Origin China
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments

Ginkgo is also known as Maidenhair tree.  Traditionally used for reputed benefits as a memory or concentration enhancer. 

Golden Seal Root Powder

$ 15.00 USD

Botanical Name: Hydrastis Canadensis
Origin: United States
Uses: Natural Health
   
   
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.

Gotu Kola - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Centella asiatica, syn. Hydrocotyle asiatica
Origin India
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments

Dried, cut leaves.  Also known as Asiatic pennywort, Luei gong gen, Antanan, and Pegagan.  Eaten fresh in Sri Lanka as a leafy green.  Traditionally, and most commonly, used for a variety of skin conditions from eczema to helping heal incisions.

Gotu Kola - Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Centella asiatica, syn. Hydrocotyle asiatica
Origin India / Sri Lanka
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments

Dried powder of the leaves, ideal for encapsulation.  Also known as Asiatic pennywort, Luei gong gen, Antanan, and Pegagan.  Eaten fresh in Sri Lanka as a leafy green.  Traditionally, and most commonly, used for a variety of skin conditions from eczema to helping heal incisions.

Hawthorn Berry - Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Crataegus laevigata
Origin Bulgaria
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments

Powder of whole hawthorn berries.  Hawthorn is traditionally used for its effects on blood vessels, the heart, and blood circulation.

Hawthorn Berries Whole

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Crataegus Laevigata
Origin: Bulgaria
Uses: Natural Health
   
   
Comments: Whole, hard hawthorn berries. Hawthorn is traditionally used for its effects on blood vessels, the heart, and blood circulation.

Henna Powder- Red

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Lawsonia Inermis syn. Lawsonia Alba
Origin: Egypt
Uses: Natural Dye
   
   
Comments: Natural henna, which dyes reddish-brown. Used as a natural cosmetic dye for hair and skin.

Hibiscus Flower Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Hibiscus Sabdariffa
Origin: Sudan
Uses: Natural Health, Tea
   
   
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.

Hibiscus Flower Whole

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical name Hibiscus sabdariffa
Origin China
Uses Potpourri, Tea
   
   
Comments Not recommended for wreaths or herb crafting.  These burgundy flowers look like hard, wrinkled fruit/flower, and are about 1 inch in size.  Also commonly called roselle.  This whole flower hibiscus is preferred for making agua frescas.
Note Spanish = flor de jamaica

Honeybush

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Cyclobia Intermedia
Origin: South Africa
Uses: Herbal Tea (Tisane)
   
   
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.

Hyssop - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Hyssopus Officinalis
Origin: Hungary
Uses: Natural Health
   
   
Comments: Leaves have a lightly bitter taste due to tannins, and a minty aroma. Often used for affecting the chest and lungs for colds and coughs. It is also used to flavor liqueurs, and is part of the formulation of Chartreuse.

Juniper Berries Blue

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Juniperus Communis
Uses:
Culinary, Potpourri, Crafts
Origin: Bulgaria
   

 
 
Comments: Traditionally used in northern/central European and Scandinavian cuisine to give a sharp, clear flavor to meats; used to flavor gin and also for sauerkraut. In herbal medicine, juniper berries are most often used as a diuretic.

Kelp Granules

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Ascophyllum Nodosum
Origin: USA (Atlantic Ocean)
Uses: Natural Health
   
   
Comments: This is Atlantic Kelp harvested off the coast of Maine; known as Norwegian kelp, knotted kelp, knotted wrack or egg wrack. It is rich in iodine and complex minerals, and has a salty taste due to the presence of macro and micronutrients. This is granulated (like a coarse sugar), so it can be sprinkled on foods and used like table salt. Used mainly as a food supplement, but also used as plant food/fertilizer.

Kelp Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Uses: Ascophyllum Nodosum
Origin: USA (Atlantic Ocean)
Uses: Natural Health
   
   
Comments: This is Atlantic Kelp harvested off the coast of Maine; known as Norwegian kelp, knotted kelp, knotted wrack or egg wrack. It is rich in iodine and complex minerals, and has a salty taste due to the presence of macro and micronutrients. Used mainly as a food supplement, but also used as plant food/fertilizer.

Lemon Balm

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name:
Melissa Officinalis
Origin:
Bulgaria
Uses: Natural Health
   
   
Comments: Lemon balm has a gentle lemon scent, and is in the mint family of plants. It is often used as an herbal tea for its purported antibacterial and antiviral properties, as well as for reducing stress and inducing sleep.

Lemon Peel - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Citrus Limon
Origin: Spain
   
   
Comments: Pieces of lemon peel about ¼ to ½ inches, square cut. Used in mulling blends, sachets, potpourris (both simmering and jar), and tea blends.

Lemongrass - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Citratus
Origin: Guatemala
Uses: Natural Health, Tea
   
   
Comments: Cut into approx 1 inch long pieces, ideal for loose tea use. Lemon grass is used for herbal teas, sachets, dream pillows, and bath herbs. It is reputed to act as an antidepressant and mild sedative, as well as provide some relief for colds and stomach ailments.

Lemongrass Fine (Tea Bag Cut)

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Flexuosus
Origin: Thailand
Uses: Natural Health, Tea
   
Comments: Our Lemongrass is Tea Bag Cut (Fine). It is reputed to act as an antidepressant and mild sedative, as well as provide some relief for colds and stomach ailments.

Licorice Root Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza Glabra
Origin: China
Uses: Natural Health
   
   
Comments: Also known as sweetwood. This cut form is preferred for herbal tea and use in herbal blends. Traditionally and commonly used for sore throats and coughs.

Licorice Root - Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Latin name Glycyrrhiza glabra
Origin China
Uses Natural health
   
   
Comments Also known as sweetwood.  Powdered licorice is most commonly used for encapsulation.

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