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Botanical Herbs M-Z

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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 or ailment.  Please see a medical professional about any health concerns you have.

Each packet comes in a 3x4 food-grade foil re-closeable packet. It is not sold by weight or volume.

Marshmallow Root - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Trifolium Pratense

Poland

Also known as Common Marshmallow.  Traditionally marshmallow has been used to soothe sore throats and inflamations of the mucous membranes.

Our marshmallow root is cut in a size suitable for tea; may not be square cut and may be fibrous or "fuzzy" in appearance.

 

 

Milk Thistle Seed

$ 5.00 USD

Silybum marianum, syn. Cardui mariae

Czech Republic

Also called Mary Thistle or Blessed Thistle.  Milk thistle is reputed to benefit the liver due to its active constituent components, silymarin, which are believed to protect and improve liver function.

 

Mugwort - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Artemisia Vulgaris

Hungary

Mugwort naturally contains the toxin thujone, which is toxic in large amounts or under prolonged intake. Traditionally mugwort has been used for a wide variety of purposes, from purportedly stimulating digestion to increasing blood circulation.

 

Mullein Leaf - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Verbascum Thapsus

Albania

Also known as Common Mullein or Great Mullein.  First recommended for use 2000 years ago by Dioscorides (an ancient Greek physician) for coughs and pulmonary problems

 

Myrrh Gum Pieces

$ 5.00 USD

Commiphora Moimoi

East Africa

Traditionally used in conjunction with Frankincense and burned on a charcoal disc.  Myrrh has a sharp, pleasant, somewhat bitter, vanillic fragrance.  Not recommended that customers attempt to blend; will become gummy and sticky in blenders and coffee grinders.

 

Nettle Leaf

$ 5.00 USD

Urtica dioica

Bulgaria

Also known as Common Stinging Nettle.  Traditionally used for ailments ranging from arthritis and anemia to hay fever and high blood pressure.

 

Oatstraw Tops (green)

$ 5.00 USD

Avena sativa

USA

The above-ground parts of the oat plant left after harvesting the grain.  Also referred to as oatgrass or groats, oatstraw is purported to be helpful as a calming agent as well as for fighting osteoporosis.  Topically, it is used to soothe itchy, flakey skin.  Gluten sensitivity is not believed to be activated by use of oat straw on the skin.

 

Orange Peel (Bitter)

$ 5.00 USD

Citrus Aurantium/ Citrus Vulgaris

Haiti

Also known as Curaçao, Seville, Bigarade, and Sour orange peel.  Large cut pieces, with a dull greyish-orange color.  Belgian Witbier (white beer) is spiced with the peel of bitter orange.  Also an ingredient in bitters and Glögg (Nordic mulled wine).

 

Orange Peel (Spanish) Small cut

$ 5.00 USD

Citrus Sinensis

Spain

Tea blending, Brewing

Small, 1/4 inch cut pieces of sweet orange peel.  Has more pith than California orange peel, and a brighter color.  Small cut orange peel is recommended for teas, brewing, and mulling.

 

Passion Flower Herb - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Passiflora Incarnata

France

Also known as the Maypop, Purple passionflower, and True passionflower.  A mix of cut stems, leaves, and flowers of the passion flower. Traditionally used to alleviate anxiety and insomnia.

 

Pau D'arco - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Tabebuia Impetigininosa

Brazil

Pau d'arco is also known as Lapacho, Taheebo, and Ipê Roxo.  It is the inner bark of a South American tree of the Tabebuia species, with purple flowers.  Pau d'arco is commonly used for its antibiotic and virucidal properties (especially during cold and flu season).

 

Pennyroyal - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Mentha Pulegium

Europe

Not for use while pregnant or nursing

  Pennyroyal was traditionally used in ancient Greece and Rome as a culinary herb.  It is also known as European Pennyroyal, Hillwort, and Pudding Grass.
 

Peppermint Leaf - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Mentha Piperita

USA Oregon

Peppermint brews a sharp, refreshing tea with its signature scent.  It is commonly used to flavor toothpaste, confections, gum, etc.  Aside from its reputation as a mental refresher, it also has been used to ease stomach ailments

 

Psyllium Husks - Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Plantago Ovata

India

Fine powder of the husks of psyllium.  From the plant known as Desert Indianwheat or Blond Psyllium.  Husks become soluble in water, expanding and becoming mucilaginous when wet.  Often used as a source of dietary fiber.

 

Psyllium Husks - Whole

$ 5.00 USD

Plantigo Ovata

India

From the plant known as Desert Indianwheat or Blond Psyllium.  Husks become soluble in water, expanding and becoming mucilaginous when wet.  Often used as a source of dietary fiber.

 

Raspberry Leaf

$ 5.00 USD

Rubus Idaeus

Bulgaria

Also known as Garden Raspberry, European Raspberry, Framboise, and Red Raspberry.  Reputedly used as an aid for pregnancy and delivery, and for its astrigent properties on the skin.

American Raspberry (Rubus strigosus or Rubus idaeus var. strigosus) is believed by some taxonomists to be the same species

 

Red Clover Blossoms

$ 5.00 USD

Trifolium Pratense

Albania

Traditionally used to treat symptoms of menopause, as well as symptoms from coughs to eczema

 

Rooibos Herbal Tea

$ 5.00 USD

Aspalathus Linearis

South Africa

Commonly called red tea or bush tea.  Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free.  Brews similar to black tea (with a similar color), but a more mellow cup.  Has reputed health benefits due to high concentration of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.  Pairs well with milk and sugar

 

 

Rosehips - Seedless - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Rosa Canina

Chile

From the Dog Rose.  The rose hip is a rose fruit (sometimes called rose haws), known for its high Vitamin C level.  Seedless rose hips are recommended for herbal teas and tea blending over whole rose hips.

 

Rose Hips - Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Rosa Canina

Chili

From the Dog Rose.  The rose hip is a rose fruit (sometimes called rose haws), known for its high Vitamin C level.  Powdered rose hips are ideal for encapsulation

 

Sage (White) Smudge Stick 7"

$ 10.00 USD

Salvia Apiana

USA

Incense, Ceremonial

A hand rolled bundle of authentic, wildcrafted California White Sage.  Light one end and blow on the smudge stick to produce smoke.  Often used with abalone shell or incense dish to keep embers from falling.  White sage smudging is traditionally used in ceremonies for purification.  Also a great way to purify a room of unpleasant odors.

 

Sage (White) Smudge Stick 4"

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$ 4.00 USD

Salvia Apiana

USA

Incense, Ceremonial

A hand rolled bundle of authentic, wildcrafted California White Sage.  Light one end and blow on the smudge stick to produce smoke.  Often used with abalone shell or incense dish to keep embers from falling.  White sage smudging is traditionally used in ceremonies for purification.  Also a great way to purify a room of unpleasant odors.

 

Sage Leaf White - Broken

$ 5.00 USD

Salvia Apiana

California USA

Smudging, Ceremonial

Pieces of wildcrafted white sage (not whole leaves on stems); not bundled into wands or sticks. White sage is used like incense - its leaves are burned and will produce a fragrant smoke. White sage is also considered ideal as a ceremonial smudge or for home purification.  Leaves may occassionally be spotted with brown after periods of heavy rain.  Note that this does not affect its use, just its appearance.

 

Sage Leaf White - Whole

$ 5.00 USD

Salvia Apiana

USA California

Incense, Ceremonial

Wildcrafted sprigs of white sage on stem; not bundled into wands or sticks.  White sage is used like incense - its leaves are burned and will produce a fragrant smoke.  White sage is also considered ideal as a ceremonial smudge or for home purification

Leaves may occassionally be spotted with brown after periods of heavy rain.  Note that this does not affect its use, just its appearance.  This item is too brittle for herb crafting

 

Sarsaparilla Root - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Hemidesmus Indicus

India

Tea, Beverage flavoring

This is Indian Sarsaparilla, native to South Asia. It is primarilly used as a flavoring for beverages, but also traditionally used in cordials and tonics as a blood purifier and detox agent

 

Saw Palmetto Berries - Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Serenoa Repens, syn. Sabal Serrulata

USA

Traditionally used for treating problems associated with the genitourinary tract, as well as for stimulating the immune system

 

Senna Pods - Whole

$ 5.00 USD

Senna Alexandrina

India

Mostly whole pods.  Formerly known as Cassia angustifolia or Cassia officinalis; also known as Alexandrian senna and Egyptian senna.  It is well know as a powerful laxative

 

Shavegrass (Horsetail) - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Equisetum Arvense

Czech Republic

Also known as Field Horsetail, Bottle Brush or Common Horsetail.  Horsetail traditionally has been used in Europe as a diuretic

 

Shepherds Purse - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Capsella Bursa-pastoris

Hungary

Often used to supplement animal feed, for cosmetics, and for in folk medicine used for its reputed ability to aid in coagulation of blood.

 

Slippery Elm Bark - Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Ulimus Rubra

USA

A nutrient-rich powder of the inner bark, which is often used as a remedy for sore throats and may be made into a tea.  One of the ingredients in the essiac blend

 

Spearmint Leaf - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Mentha Spicata

USA Oregon

Spearmint is also commonly known solely as mint tea. Brews an invigorating cup of tea

 

St. Johns Wort - Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Hypericum perforatum

Czech Republic

A powder of the leaf, stem, and flower of St. John's Wort.  Used for its reputed effects on aiding wound healing and the immune system.

St. John's Wort has been reported to cause photosensitivity in some individuals.  Not considered safe by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for internal consumption

 

St. John's Wort - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Hypericum perforatum

Czech Republic

A powder of the leaf, stem, and flower of St. John's Wort.  Used for its reputed effects on aiding wound healing and the immune system.

St. John's Wort has been reported to cause photosensitivity in some individuals.  Not considered safe by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for internal consumption

 

Stevia Leaf - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Stevia Rebaudiana

China

Stevia often referred to as sweet leaf; has somewhat of a licorice-like aftertaste.  Cut and sifted leaves, not a powder.

To be sold as a dietary supplement, not a sweetener per FDA

 

Tilia Flowers

$ 5.00 USD

Tilia Americana

Mexico

Potpourri, Medicinal

The unopened, woody, medium reddish-brown flower surrounded by the open five-petaled bract.  Sometimes referred to as Basswood or American Linden

Before starting any medicinal regimen with herbs, we recommend seeking advice from a licensed doctor or herbal practitioner

 

Uva Ursi Leaves (Pinguica)

$ 5.00 USD

Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi

Mexico

Potpourri

Popular green leaf in potpourri. Non-fragrant, about 1/2" long, crispier texture than that of rose leaves

  A small percentage of the leaves may have imperfections, depending on the lot, as this is common for these leaves
 

Valerian Root - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Valericana Officinalis

Bulgaria

Also known as Garden Valerian and All-Heal.  Used for a variety of ailments, including sleeping disorders and anxiety.  Common herb for horses

 

Valerian Root - Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Valeriana Officinalis

Bulgaria

Also known as Garden Valerian and All-Heal.  Used for a variety of ailments, including sleeping disorders and anxiety.  Common herb for horses.

 

White Willow Bark - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Salix Alba

Europe

The active extract of the bark, called salicin, is a derivative of salicylic acid (which is chemically similar to the active component of aspirin)

 

Wild Cherry Bark - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Prunus Virginiana

USA

Also known as the Chokecherry.  May contain natural lichen/moss on bark, which is normal.  Often used for its astringent and antispasmodic properties

 

Wormwood Herb

$ 5.00 USD

Artemisia Absinthium

USA

Ingredient in the liquor absinthe, and flavor in some vermouths and pelinkovac (Eastern European liquer)

 

Yarrow Flower & Herb - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Achillia Millefolium

Europe

Natural health, Bath blends

Also known as Common Yarrow, Gordaldo, Old Man's Pepper, Thousand-leaf.  Traditionally known for its astringent effects

 

Yellow Dock Root - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Rumex Crispus

USA

Also known as Curly Dock.  Reputed used as an overall health tonic, and reputed to be of benefit to the digestive tract and skin

 

Yerba Mate - Cut

$ 5.00 USD

Ilex Para Guariensis

Brazil

Natural health, Herbal tea

Yerba Mate is a stimulating, naturally-caffeinated herbal tea which shares many of the same vitamins, minerals, and compounds found in green teas.  Often enjoyed with in a mate (hollow gourd) through a bombilla (wooden/metal straw).  The flavor of brewed yerba mate is strongly vegetal, herbal, and grassy, reminiscent of some varieties of green tea

 

Yucca Root - Powder

$ 5.00 USD

Yucca Schidigera

USA & Mexico

A powder of the yucca root.  Also known as Spanish Dagger and Adam's Needles.  Yucca has been used for a variety of purposes, from acting as a natural deodorizer to treating headaches.

 

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