- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 teaspoon chaste tree herb
- 1/2 teaspoon yarrow
- 2 tablespoons nettle leaf
- 1 teaspoon ladies mantle
- Combine herbs. Pour 1 quart boiling water over the herb mixture and let set for 1 hour. refrigerate. Drink 3 8 ounce cups per day.
** Bearberry can make the tea for you an put in tea bags upon request.
Vitex agnus castus
Also known as Chaste Tree Fruit or Monk's Pepper
History: The Chaste Tree’s name originates from its use in Roman fertility festivals and its adaptation by the Catholic church as a sign chastity and celibacy. Traditionally, the berries are used to create a pulp and is used as a tincture for the relief of paralysis and limb pain and weakness. Chaste Tree extract has also been used to manage symptoms numerous gynecological issues such as premenstrual syndrome and menopause.
The Commission E approved the use of chaste tree fruit for irregularities of the menstrual cycle, premenstrual complaints, and mastodynia. The herb has been studied for use in cases of insufficient lactation.
Warning: Patients who have an allergy to or are hypersensitive to V. agnus-castus or patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding should avoid use. Safe use in children has not been established.
Uses: PMS, normalization of pituitary gland, dysmenorrhea
Active Ingredients: iridoids (agnuside and aucubin), flavonoids(kaempferol, quercetagetin, casticin), diterpenoids, progestins, essential oils, alkaloid vitricine and ketosteroids. Vitexlactam A, diterpene
Actions: Emmenagogue, tonic
Capsella busa- pastoris
Also known as Blind Weed, Lady's Purse, Mother's-Heart, Rattle Pouches, Sanguinary, Shepherd's Heart, Shepherd's Scrip, Shepherd's Sprout, Shovelweed, St. James' Weed, Witches' Pouches
$2.50 per ounce
History: Shepherd’s Purse, aptly named for its flower’s unique shape, has been used medicinally since the time of the Greeks and Romans. Dioscorides and Pliny both highlighted the plant as a laxative. Later, the plant was used to stop bleeding and to help wounds heal. In fact, army surgeons used Shepard’s Purse on the Battle field in WWII.
Shepherd's purse is little used in herbalism, though it is a commonly used domestic remedy, being especially efficacious in the treatment of both internal and external bleeding, diarrhoea etc. A tea made from the whole plant is antiscorbutic, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, haemostatic, hypotensive, oxytocic, stimulant, vasoconstrictor, vasodilator and vulnerary. A tea made from the dried herb is considered to be a sovereign remedy against haemorrhages of all kinds - the stomach, the lungs, the uterus and more especially the kidneys.
History:Stinging Nettle gets its name from its ability to shoot you with a venom in its leaves or stem that leaves you with a itchy rash, similar to Poison Ivy. What is less known about the plant is that the leaves and stem can act as an anti-irritant to an already inflicted part of your skin. The root of the Stinging Nettle can be used to improve the overall health and wellness of an individual. In North America, many native tribes, such as the Ojibwe, Huron, Iroquois, Algonquin, Chippewa, Menomini, Meskwaki, and Potawatami, used the plant for a multitude of medical purposes.
Warning: Experts recommend taking no more than 1 dose a day for the first few days to make certain you are not allergic to it!
Uses: hay fever, allergies, runny eyes, running nose, osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, allergic skin conditions including eczema and contact dermatitis.
Active Ingredients: lycopene, histamine, protoporphyrin, serotonin, violaxanthin, and xanthophyll-epoxide
Actions: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-anaphylactic,anti-rheumatic, anti-asthmatic, anti-convulsant, anti-dandruff, anti-histamine, astringent, decongestant, depurative, diuretic, hemostatic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, galactagogue, immunomodulator, prostate tonic, stimulating tonic
Complementary Herbs: Burdock, Figwort
Yarrow, Wild, Hand Picked
Also known as Herba Militaris, Bloodwort, Milfoil, Sanguinary, Stanchgrass, and Thousand-leaf
$3.50 per Ounce
Information: This Yarrow 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 Yarrow, less than 25% was harvested out of any 100 meter square area. This ensures that a healthy crop of Wild Yarrow will be provided for you.
History: Yarrow is native to Europe and Asia; however, it has been established in North America and now grows wild. Since 1200 BC, Yarrow has been used in food and medicine. In Homer’s Iliad, he Spartan hero Achilles takes the advice of a centaur and uses Yarrow’s medical properties to heal his soldiers. It is from this story that Yarrow received it genus name “Achillea.” Historically yarrow has been used for Fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal discomfort, wounds, to induce sweating, to stop bleeding from hemorrhoids, and as a sitz bath for painful, lower pelvic, cramp-like conditions in women.
Modern Uses: The Commission E approved the internal use of yarrow flower for loss of appetite and dyspeptic ailments, such as mild, spastic discomforts of the gastrointestinal tract, and externally as a sitz bath for painful, cramp-like conditions of psychosomatic origin in the lower part of the female pelvis.
The British Herbal Compendium lists its internal use for feverish conditions, common cold, and digestive complaints; and its topical use for slow-healing wounds and skin inflammations (Bradley, 1992). The German Standard License for yarrow tea indicates its use for mild cramp-like or spasmodic gastrointestinal-bilious complaints, for gastric catarrh, and for appetite stimulation
Active Ingredients: linalool, sabinene, allo-ocimene, azulene, eugenol, menthol, alpha-pinene, borneol, cineole, limonene, camphor, chamazulene, apigenin, artemetin,
Also known as Lion's Foot and Nine Hooks
$3.00 per ounce
History: Named for its medieval cloak shaped leaves, Lady’s Mantle is chiefly a garden plant today. However, the plant had a reputation, in ancient times, of having mystical and healing abilities. Lady’s Mantle have been used as a remedy for external and internal bleeding and as well as vomiting.
Modern Use: Today lady's mantle is recognized as a medicine for Light and nonspecific diarrhea.