Eye soreness or infections
$20.00 for 4 pinkeye compress bags
Pinkeye, also called conjunctivitis, is redness and swelling of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the eyelid and eye surface. The lining of the eye is usually clear. If irritation or infection occurs, the lining becomes red and swollen. This compress is laced with Goldenseal and Oregon grape, both of which have been used for hundreds if not thousands of years to fight infection. The antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of these herbs make a superb remedy for pinkeye and other eye infections.
Not for Internal use.
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Also known as Meadow Eyebright and Red Eyebright
History: The Eyebright herb is aptly named as was anciently used by the Greeks to cure a variety of eye diseases. Its ability to heal such problems led the 17th century herbalist, Nicholas Culpeper, to claim that its use could ruin the business of making spectacles. Although Eyebright was native to Europe, colonists imported this important medicinal plant to grow in their gardens and Native Americans quickly adopted it as a medicinal herb.
Modern Uses: Infectious & allergic conditions affecting eyes, middle ear, sinuses & nasal passages
Eyes: conjunctivitis, blepharitis, red eye, stye, poor visual acuity due to eyestrain or diabetes, eyes itch & sting, corneal opacity.
Ear, Nose & Throat: watery catarrh, hay fever, chronic sneezing, inflamed nasal mucosa, relaxed tonsils & sore throat.
Active Ingredients: glycocides including aucubin, tannins, resin, volatile oil,
Actions: Anti-catarrhal, astringent, anti-inflammatory, tonic, antimicrobial
Complimentary Herbs: Golden rod, golden seal, elder flower, ephedra, witch hazel
$3.00 per Ounce
History: Barberry Bark is derived from dried Berberis vulgaris root. The bark is among the many herbs that have been commonly used among Indians of North America for centuries to treat liver disease. Native American shamans and medicine men believed Barberry root stimulated the production of bile, thus purifying the blood. Ancient Egyptians also used powdered Barberry Root. They would use the powder in combination with organic herbs, such as Fennel Seed, as a vaccine against disease.
Uses: As a bitter stomachic tonic, it proves an excellent remedy for dyspepsia and functional derangement of the liver, regulating the digestive powers, and if given in larger doses, acting as a mild purgative and removing constipation. It is used in all cases of jaundice, general debility and biliousness, and for diarrhea
Active Ingredients: Alkaloids including berberine, oxyancanthine, chelidonic acid, tannins
Actions: cholagogue, anti-emetic, bitter tonic, laxative, antibilious, hepatic,
Complementary Herbs: Fringetree Bark, Black Root
History:Chamomile Flowers are one of the safest and most popular natural botanical available. Chamomile Flowers, which grow in locations around the world, have a myriad of internal and external uses and is well known for its medicinal uses. In ancient times, the Egyptians believed Chamomile could cure ague and dedicated the flower to their gods. In English gardens, Chamomile was grown for its use as a common domestic medicine to such an extent that the old herbals agreed that 'it is but lost time and labor to describe it.' Chamomile powder can be infused into shampoo to promote healthy hair and produce a wonderful smell. Applying Chamomile Flowers as a wash or a compress is also common. Also, many people add Chamomile Powder to bath water to soothe and calm through aromatherapy. Chamomile Flower powder is commonly used to make fresh, organic Chamomile tea due to its sedative properties.
Uses: Chamomile is used for its calming effect. Both to the mood and the body. It is Uses indigestion, nervousness, irritable bowles, swelling and inflammatory pain.
Active Ingredients: Anthemic acid, tannic acid, glucoside saponins, carotenoids, terols, flavonoids, mucilage
Actions: anti-Inflammatory, Carmomatovive, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, antiseptic, vulnerary aromatic diaphoretic, nervine, emmenagogue, sedative, tonic
Also known as Eyeroot, Ground Rasberry, Indian Dye, Yellow Indian Paint, Yellow Puccoon, and Yellowroot
History: Native to the Eastern Woodlands of the U.S. and Canada, Goldenseal Leaf is one of the Native American herbs with a long history. Goldenseal leaf was used by both the Iroquoian and Algonquian-speaking Indians of present-day Ontario, Quebec, New York, and New England as one of their primary medicinal herbs. Traditionally, Goldenseal Leaf was used as a laxative. Dried Goldenseal Leaf was ground into a powder and administered.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
ModernUses: Dyspepsia, gastric catarrh, loss of appetite, liver troubles, constipation, sickness and vomiting.
Warning: Goldenseal is a uterine muscle stimulant and should be avoided during pregnancy.
Active Ingredients: isoquinoline alkaloids (berberine, canadine, and hydrastine)
Actions: Anti-Bacterial, Anti Parasitic, anti fungal, anti inflammatory, Astringent, laxative, tonic, anti-catarrhal, oxytocic, alterative, cholagogue, emmenagogue, expectorant, hepatic, pectoral, vulnerary
Complementary Herbs: Mullein, chamomile, meadowsweet,