Cough and Thoat Relief Blend
$8.00 for 10 individual tea bags
$9.00 per ounce loose leaf
First blended as a custom order for a relative, this formula has become a favorite for Bearberry Customers and in my home. This superb blend of herbs traditionally used to soothe and provide relief for the throat and for coughs includes Ginger, Honey, Licorice Root, Marshmallow Root, Peppermint, Slippery Elm Bark, and Thyme. It is a great herbal remedy for a wide range of upper respiratory irritations and it tastes great too. Perfect for Hayfever.
Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Not for use in persons with hypertension, liver disorders, edema, severe kidney insufficiency, low blood potassium, or heart disease except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Should be taken with at least 250 mL (8 oz.) of liquid. Orally administered drugs should be taken 1 hour before use or several hours after, as it may slow the absorption.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Information provided is based on historical and traditional use of herbs and is for educational purposes only
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Wild Mullein Herbal Extract
Verbascum thapsus Herbal Extract 1:4 50%
6.00 per ounce
Also known as Wooly Mullein, Grandmother's Flannel, Our Lady's Flannel
Information: This Wild Mullein was hand picked in the wilds of Montana, on the eastern slope of the continental divide. Special care was taken to ensure the harvest only the best Mullein , less than 25% was harvested out of any 100 meter square area. This ensures that a healthy crop of Wild Mullein will be provided for you.
History: Although Mullein is a wildflower native to Europe and Asia, it can grow almost anywhere because of its biological structure. Historically, Natives would dry the flower’s leaves and smoke it using a pipe. Native American would used Mullein many types of health issues. The Navajo used Mullein to cure fever. Meanwhile, the Hopi used it as a cure for insanity, and the Iroquois used it as a remedy for hiccups. Modern herbalists use this wildflower as soothing agent for lung ailments.
Uses: Cough, whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, hoarseness, pneumonia, earaches, colds, chills, flu, swine flu, fever, allergies, tonsillitis, sore throat, asthma, diarrhea, colic, gastrointestinal bleeding, migraines, joint pain, and gout. Mullein is applied to the skin for wounds, burns, hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, and skin infections (cellulitis).
Active Ingredients: mucilage, gum, hesperidin, verbascoside, aucubin
Actions: demulcent, emollient, astringent, anti-caterrhal, pectoral
Keep away from children. Consult your health care professional before use.
The information presented herein by Bearberry Essentials is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.
Also known as Althea, Sweetweed, and Mortification Root
$3.50 per Ounce
History: The Marshmallow plant has been used for centuries in Europe as both a medicinal herb and a food. In the Middle Ages, Marshmallow was used to make a dessert called pate de guimauve, which is similar to today’s marshmallows. Although, today’s marshmallows have no resemblance to its ancestor. Medicinally, the Marshmallow plant was used as a soothing remedy for irritated tissues and coughing. The puritans brought Marshmallow to American and taught the local Indians of its medicinal value.
Modern Uses: pain, inflammation of the mucous membranes, dry cough, inflammation of the lining of the stomach, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, constipation, urinary tract inflammation, and stones in the urinary tract, abscesses, skin ulcers, burns, insect bites.
Marshmallow root is applied to the skin as an ingredient in ointments for chapped skin as well as for pain and swelling of the feet and hands due to exposure to the cold
The Commission E approved the internal use of marshmallow root for irritation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa and associated dry cough, and for mild inflammation of the gastric mucosa.
The British Herbal Compendium indicates its use internally for gastroenteritis, peptic and duodenal ulceration, common and ulcerative colitis, and enteritis. Topically: as a mouthwash or gargle for inflammation of the mouth and pharynx; as a poultice or ointment/cream in furunculosis, eczema and dermatitis. ESCOP lists its use for dry cough and irritations of the oral, pharyngeal, or gastric mucosa. The German Standard License for marshmallow root tea approves its use for soothing of irritation from mucosal inflammations in the mouth and pharynx, upper respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract.
Active Ingredients: mucilage, pectin, tannin, asparagine
Actions: Demulcent diuretic, emollient, vulnerary
Also known as Indian Elm, Moose Elm, Red Elm, and Sweet Elm
History: Slippery Elm is a very versatile tree that was used by Native Americans and was later adopted by colonists. Both Native Americans and American Revolutionary soldiers used the bark of the tree to create a type of oatmeal to eat. Medicinally, powdered Slippery Elm bark was mixed with water to make a healing slime that was used to reduce swelling, take venom out of a bite or a sting, and treat sore throats and farm worker chaffing.
Modern Uses: Slippery elm inner bark contains bioflavonoids, calcium, mucilage, starch, tannins, and vitamin E. With very high amounts of mucilage, Slippery elm helps improve digestion and works with the body to draw out impurities and toxins, assisting with a herbal detox. Slippery elm’s tonic, coating action soothes irritated tissues of the intestines, colon, urinary tract, respiratory tract, and stomach. Slippery elm barks mucilage is a type of soluble fiber. When combined with water it forms a thick and slippery gel. This demulcent, healing, and soothing gel-like mucilage have many health benefits including: sore throat, cough, inflamation of the urinary system. The soluble fiber in Slippery elm also helps regulate blood sugar level and cholesterol
Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza lepidota
History: Licorice is known for its unique sweet taste that comes from the plant’s roots and is often used to flavor candy, foods, beverages, and tobacco. There are two main varieties. Glycyrrhiza glabra is native to Egypt but is also grown in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. The root was used to soothe coughs asthma, and lung complaints. Greek and Roman soldiers would chew on the roots to keep up their strength on long marches. Glycyrrhiza lepidota is the Native American species. Native Americans used the whole Licorice plant, including the burs, leaves, shoots, and roots. The Cheyenne, Montana Indians, and Northwestern tribes ate the tender spring shoots raw. Many tribes nibbled the roots to keep the mouth sweet and moist. The buffalo runners of the Blackfoot Indians were known to suck on the burs to keep from getting thirsty, while other tribes sucked on the burs to keep the body cool during sweat lodge or Sun Dance.
Uses: stomach ulcers, heartburn, colic,chronic gastritis, sore throat, bronchitis, cough, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), liver disorders, malaria, tuberculosis, food poisoning, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
The Commission E approved the internal use of licorice root for catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract and gastric or duodenal ulcers.
The British Herbal Compendium indicates its use for bronchitis, peptic ulcer, chronic gastritis, rheumatism and arthritis, and adrenocorticoid insufficiency. The German Standard License approves licorice root infusions for loosening mucus, alleviating discharge in bronchitis, and as an adjuvant in treating spasmodic pains of chronic gastritis. In France, licorice preparations may be used to treat epigastric bloating, impaired digestion, and flatulence.
The World Health Organization recognizes no uses for licorice as being supported by clinical data; WHO recognizes the following uses as being described in pharmacopeias and in traditional systems of medicine: demulcent for sore throats; expectorant in treatment of coughs and bronchial catarrh; prophylaxis and treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers; used in dyspepsia; anti-inflammatory in treating allergic reactions, rheumatism, and arthritis; to prevent liver toxicity; and to treat tuberculosis and adrenocorticoid insufficiency.
Active Ingredients: Glycyrrhizin, resin, asparagin, Tannin
Actions: demulcent, pectoral and emollient
Complementary Herbs: Coltsfoot, Horehound, Marshmallow, Meadowsweet, Comfrey
Also known as English Hawthorne, Haw, Maybush, Whitethorn
$2.50 per Ounce
History: Native American Healers and European Herbalists are aware of several plants that can be used as an added insurance policy against developing vascular disease;Hawthorn is one of those plants. Hawthorn is, by no means, a recent discovery. It is native to Europe and can be found growing in the hedgerows throughout central Europe. Traditionally, its thick thorny branches were used as a fence to keep animals in their pastures or people out of private residences. However, It has been used in folk medicine to treat heart disease and to prevent heart disease since the ancient days.
ModernUses: Cardiac tonic, heart troubles, blood pressure, cholesteral, sore throats, kidney troubles.
Active Ingredients: Acetylcholine, Anthocyanins, Caffeinic acid, Chlorogenic acid, Flavonoids, Hormones, Oleanolic acid, Oxyacanthine, Phenolic acids, Plant acids, Saponins, Triterpene acids, Ursolic acid
Actions: Cardiac, diuretic, astringent, tonic, Antispasmodic, sedative, vasodilator
Complementary Herbs: Lime Blossom, Yarrow, Mistletoe
Also known as Common Plantain, Greater Plantain, Englishman's Foot, Whiteman's Foot, and Soldier's Herb.
History: Plantain has been used by many cultures throughout the world for thousands of years for its healing abilities. Saxons considered it one of their nine sacred herbs, calling it the "mother of herbs". Europeans used it as a remedy for small cuts. bruising, and bites. Despite its usefulness, Plantain is considered a noxious weed in some regions outside of its native range. When English settlers first came to America, they brought Plantains with them. Native Americans took to calling it Whiteman's Foot or Englishman's Foot due to its tendency to grow around European settlements. However, Natives soon came to realize its medicinal abilities and used the Plantain herb for various aliments.
Modern Uses: The Commission E approved the internal use of plantain for catarrhs of the respiratory tract and inflammatory alterations of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. It's external application is approved for inflammatory reactions of the skin.
The German Standard License indications for use are identical to those in the Commission E monograph (Braun et al., 1997). Plantain tea is indicated for phlegm congestion (Schulz et al., 1998). Human studies have found positive results in the treatment of chronic bronchitis of a spastic or non-spastic nature with plantain (Koichev, 1983; Matev et al., 1982).
Active Ingredients: allantion, apigenin, aucubin, baicalein, linoleic acid, oleanolic acid, sorbitol, and tannin, beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium
Actions: expectorant, diuretic, demulcent, astringent
Also known as: Airelle, Arándano, Bilberry Fruit, Black Whortles, Bleaberry, Brimbelle, Burren Myrtle, Dwarf Bilberry, Dyeberry, European Bilberry, Huckleberry, Hurtleberry, Mauret, Myrtille, Myrtille Européenne, Myrtilli Fructus, Swedish Bilberry, Trackleberry, and Whortleberry, Wineberry.
History: Bilberry has been used for centuries, both medicinally and as a food in jams and pies. It is related to the blueberry and is native to Northern Europe. Bilberry fruit contains chemicals known as anthocyanosides, plant pigments that have excellent antioxidant properties. They scavenge damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, helping prevent or reverse damage to cells. Antioxidants have been shown to help prevent a number of long-term illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, and an eye disorder called macular degeneration. Bilberry also contains vitamin C, which is another antioxidant.
Bilberry is used for improving eyesight, including night vision. In fact, during World War II, British pilots in the Royal Air Force ate bilberry jam to improve their night vision. Bilberry is also used for treating eye conditions such as cataracts and disorders of the retina. There is some evidence that bilberry may help retinal disorders.
Modern Use: Nonspecific, acute diarrhea.Local therapy of mild inflammation of the mucous membranes of mouth and throat.
Rubus fruticosus L.
Also known as: bramble, shrubby blackberry
Blackberry leaves are astringent, depurative, diuretic, tonic and vulnerary. They make an excellent alternative medicine for dysentery, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and cystitis.
History: Many earth based and Wiccan religions claim that blackberry leaves can help return evil to enemies that sent it, and may also help remove evil spirits from your home. Superstition in the United Kingdom holds that blackberries should not be picked after Michaelmass (September 29th) as the devil has claimed them, having left a mark on the leaves by urinating on them. There is some value behind this legend as after this date wetter and cooler weather often allows the fruit to become infected by various molds such as Botryotinia which give the fruit an unpleasant look and possible toxicity.
Modern Use: Nonspecific, acute diarrhea, mild inflammation of the mucosa of the oral cavity and throat.
Also known as common strawberry, mountain strawberry, pine apple strawberry, wild strawberry, Fraises des Bois, Alpine strawberry and wood strawberry
$3.00 per ounce
The leaves and the fruit are mildly astringent, diuretic, laxative and tonic. The leaves are mainly used, though the fruits are an excellent food to take when feverish and are also effective in treating rheumatic gout. A tea made from the leaves is a blood tonic and has been used as a treatment for diarrhoea in adults and children. It is used in the treatment of chilblains and also as an external wash on sunburn. A poultice can be made from the powdered leaves mixed in oil, it is used to treat open sores. The leaves are harvested in the summer and dried for later use. A decoction is used internally in the treatment of diarrhoea and chronic dysentery. Externally it is used to treat chilblains and as a throat gargle.