Our Gut Tonic is for the occasional ups and downs and can be taken to support a healing protocol for gut inflammation. Add these powdered herbs to liquid to coat the gastrointestinal tract to help gut mucosal turnover, leaky gut, and gut inflammation. This herbal powder (like all of our powders) are full strength and thus do not dissolve in water. Aloe vera is a traditional digestive restorative, often used in functional foods historically. Marshmallow root is another Pacific Northwest favorite, helpful for its mucilaginous properties, healing the gut lining. Calendula flowers and petals helps to maintain gut flora and adds its actions as a lymphagogue. Plantain helps to heal and correct intestinal flora, while ginger acts as a driver for this well used, multifactorial formula.
Note: we recently changed our formula due to sustainability issues around Slippery Elm. As a provider, educator, and supporter of sustainable and ethical practices in herbalism, we hope you find this transition appropriate, and just as effective.
A powerhouse blend of powdered medicinal mushrooms (turkey tail, reishi, chaga, shiitake, and cordyceps) to support and nourish your immune system. Take a teaspoon a day in food or hot beverage (tip: great added to coffee grounds in the brew cycle).
This is one of our most loved general support formulas, great for those looking to add a bit more to their healthy lifestyle, and those looking to tonify and nourish. The medicinal mushrooms at large have an impressive profile of medicinal action, everything from aiding appropriate gut flora to helping regulate immune modulation. Most of the research is currently looking into their beta-glucans as a main constituent of action, but as most herbalist recognize, it’s the whole herb that works synergistically with the body. We always promote the use of herbalism through functional food items, and this medicinal mushroom blend is precisely that. Add them to your stews, soups, and broths. Take them daily with your brewed morning beverage. Bake them into your breads and pastry crusts. The possibilities are endless in how to prepare them.
Not for the faint at heart, our gut-biotic does the trick for those troublesome gut problems. Our gut-biotic is meant to be taken as a short term staple in a larger protocol (like with our Healthy Gut blend). Always consult a qualified physician before use. Artemisia is used for a wide variety of gut disturbances, including parasites, bacterial overgrowth, and the like. Most commonly known for its use in the beverage absinth, artemisia is an extremely bitter herbs (thus its effect of the digestive system). We pair it with the Pacific Northwest staple of Oregon grape root, another bitter, astringent herb. Helpful for gut dysbiosis and improper regulation, we recommend our gut-biotic under physician supervision for when things have wandered from norm. Cardamom also supports the digestive system, acting as a sialogogue (promotes salivary secretion), spicy astringent, that helps to cut the (intense) flavor.
A medicinal powder herb blend of devils club, hawthorn, motherwort, and bilberry. Add to morning smoothies, chug it back in water, or test your hand at fancy lattes. We use this tonic to support and tune up the cardiovascular system.
Devils club is traditionally used for diabetes and metabolic syndrome, to help manage insulin levels while providing support for the adrenals. Hawthorn is the quintessential cardiac herb, with ample research in cardiovascular ejection fraction and for vascular support. Bilberry adds a double dose of anthocyanins, also helpful in vascular and cardiac support (DON'T FORGET TO EAT YOUR BERRIES!). Motherwort rounds out the blend and provides cardiac support while toning down stress and anxieties.
Let's be clear. Most cardiovascular problems are a diet and lifestyle problem. Tacking on supplements and medications can help the writings on the wall, but it doesn't come close to correcting the root problem.
Nevertheless, band-aids are an important and sometimes necessary part of any good treatment plan. This herbal band-aid helps to strengthen and support our cardiovascular system particularly through vein structure and integrity. This is mostly done (we have researched and come to believe) through anthocyanins, found in abundance in dark berries. This helps anything from high blood pressure to varicose veins. Other heart conditions can benefit too, but of course won't change structural problems (valve defects and prolapse) but can continue to strengthen the walls of infastructure.
We added a bit of devil's club to round out the nature that we commonly see in America. That is, heart disease accompanying diabetes. That would be DMII (type 2), again another lifestyle disease. Devil's club helps to regulate blood sugars throughout the day, and can work to modulate cortisol levels (and other hormones we think).
Hawthorn and bilberry are the main heart herbs here. It is interesting when thinking about TCM/5E theory (Chinese Medicine), which categorizes berries as a water/kidney herb. Although we think of something like high blood pressure as being a heart problem (and we treat it as such in western medicine), the kidneys have a lot to do with the volume of fluid being pumped through your veins. We see this as the classic cardiovascular-diabetes duo progresses on to kidney dysfunction. The question remains who is the chicken and who is the egg.
The other classic presentation of heart disease is the agro, hot headed, burning the candle at both ends, type A, aggressive, and often with a burnt out style of depression, person. The formula still works for these people too, wanting to give them a little sweet strength to settle their edge (with berries and devil's club). They can present with high blood pressure, tension headaches, palpitations, and the like. And can normally be resolved with different types of lifestyle modifications, including stress reduction, shadow work, and formulating healthy boundaries.
Sneezing and wheezing? We've got you covered. Our Allergy Tonic is a blend of organic nettle power (a Pacific Northwest powerhouse), organic mullein to support the lungs, and organic rosemary. Concentrated and effective. Use the power of the Pacific Northwest. Start 2-4 weeks before allergy season to beat it completely.
A common remedy used in Ayurveda, often to regulate agni (our digestive fire), whether weak or strong. Triphala translates to "three fruits" of which there is a trio of Indian berries; amalaki fruit, bibhitaki fruit, and haritaki fruit.