Cycle Health Infusion
$3.00 for 10 individual tea bags
13 herbs traditionally used to support and promote health menstrual cycles. This blend of Angelica Root, Blessed Thistle, Chamomile, Crampbark, Ginger, Lemon Balm, Lemon Grass, Licorice Root, Nettle Leaf, Raspberry Leaf, Rose Hips, Spearmint and Strawberry leaf provides a balanced approach in managing hormones, vitamins and minerals as well as monthly discomforts.
Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, calendula or Echinacea species) should exercise caution, as allergic cross-reactivity to Asteraceae plants is common.
Individuals with hypertension, liver disorders, edema, severe kidney insufficiency, low blood potassium, or heart disease should first consult a qualified healthcare practitioner.
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.
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
Holy Basil Leaf
Ocimum tenuiflorum (Rama)
Ocimum sanctum (Krishna),
Ocimum gratissimum (Vana)
Also known as Green Holy Basil, Hot Basil, Indian Basil, Kala Tulsi, Kemangen, Krishna Tulasi, Krishna Tulsi, Manjari, Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Rama Tulsi, Red Holy Basil, Sacred Basil, Sacred Purple Basil, Shyama Tulsi, Sri Tulasi, Suvasa Tulasi, Tulasi, Tulsi, Tulsi Patra.
History: Considered a Sacred plant in India, old world medicinal practices such as in Ayurveda, Greek, Roman, and Siddha used Holy Basil to counteract stress and anxiety. It is considered an adaptogen since it does not affect mood but instead affect functions of the body.
Modern Use: Tulsi stimulates the immune system, reduces mucous in the lungs and nasal passages, warms the body and induces sweating, and has the added benefit of antimicrobial properties, making it a very effective ally in times of cool, damp sickness. Its diaphoretic properties are sought especially in cases of malarial fever in the form of a root decoction. Tulsi, as many diaphoretics, is also used commonly as a response to skin disease and itch. It helps here by reducing histamine activity. It is similarly beneficial in soothing asthmatic reactions.
Perhaps its most common use, tulsi is fantastic for soothing the nervous system. Because of its high flavonoid content, it is beneficial as a healing agent to bodies that have undergone chronic stress. In animal studies, these anti-stress effects manifest as balancing cortisol levels and normalizing the size of the adrenal glands. As a stress tonic,
Holy Basil Leaf, Rama & Krishna (Ocimum tenuiflorum/Ocimum sanctum): Holy Basil may modify glucose regulation.
Holy Basil Leaf, Vana (Ocimum gratissimum): Not to be used during pregnancy.
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
Arctium lappa L.
$3.00 per Ounce
History:Burdock is a vigorous weed that has spread across the earth. Over the past 3,000 years, Burdock plant has a built a reputation as a powerful tonic with the ability to stimulate vigorous health. Nearly all Native American tribes used Burdock as a wellness boast. Native Indians and early Americans took Burdock to increase urine flow, kill germs, reduce fever, and purify blood. It is also used to treat colds, cancer, anorexia nervosa, gastrointestinal (GI) complaints, joint pain (rheumatism), gout, bladder infections, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, complications of syphilis, liver disease and skin conditions, including acne and psoriasis. Today, healers across the globe use Burdock to increase well being.
Uses: blood purifiers, skin diseases, eczema,
Active Ingredients: Inulin, mucilage, sugar, a bitter, crystalline glucoside - Lappin-a little resin, fixed Tannins
Actions: antibiotic, antifungal, diaphoretic, diuretic, Alterative and antipyretic
Red Clover, Crushed
Also known as Beebread, Cow Clover, Meadow Clover, Purple Clover, and Trefoil
$3.50 per ounce
History: Red Clover is native to northwest Africa, Asia, and Europe and has been naturalized in many parts of the world, including North America. In ancient times, the flower was believed to have magical powers. Druids believed that it could ward off evil spells and witches and would carry a sprig of clover with them on long jour ies to protect themselves. Medieval Christians believed that the three lobed leaves were associated with the trinity and the four lobed leaves as a symbol of the cross. In fact, many people still consider a four leaf clover to be a symbol of luck. Historically, Red Clover was used to help coughs, colds, sore throats, and skin diseases. Native Americans would use a Red Clover salve for burns. Today, it is used as a herbal supplement and as a sedative.
Modern Uses: Today, it is used as a sedative and for womens issues, including premenstrual syndrome and menopause symptoms. Promising research suggests that red clover can help menopausal women. Studies suggest that red clover may reduce the number of hot flashes women experience and help with other menopausal symptoms. As a bonus, red clover may also boost mood and libido in women!
In modern times, scientific research has backed up its traditional uses, including supporting bone strength, blood health, hair growth, and mental wellness.
Active Ingredients: Isoflavones
Actions: alterative, antispasmodic, nervine
Complementary Herbs: Yellow Dock, Nettles
Also known as Holy Thistle, and Spotted Thistle
History: Blessed Thistle is a rare European plant that grows frequently along roadsides. The plant has been used medicinally since the Middle Ages, when monks prescribed it as a cure for smallpox. Since then herbalists have used Blessed Thistle as a cure all, using it as a remedy for everything, from headaches to skin disorders to fevers. Traditional herbalists have employed it to support lactation in nursing mothers. This herb is approved by the German Commission E for its ability to increase appetite and support the digestive process, and is also an approved food additive in the United States
Modern Use: The Commission E approved the internal use of blessed thistle for loss of appetite and dyspepsia. The British Herbal Compendium indicates its use for loss of appetite, anorexia, and flatulent dyspepsia. It is used as an aromatic bitter for stimulation of appetite and increasing gastric juice secretion.