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Forager’s Way Herbal Botanicals

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Herb Seasoning

  • Nettles – source of vitamins; add to soups, vegetables, salads
  • Rosemary – add to meat, fish, or vegetables
  • Sumac – add to fish, chicken, vegetables
  • Zest!!! with turmeric, black pepper, and prickly ash seeds
  • Spring Burst with rosemary, pine pollen, and yaupon matcha

Matcha

  • Rosemary – add to chicken and vegetables as a seasoning
  • Yaupon – use to make a caffeinated beverage or add to flour for baking

Tinctures Infused with CBD Oil

  • B-Happy! – linden, mimosa, St. Johnswort, wild rose; mood elevator
  • Sleep-Ade – passionvine, skullcap, lemon balm, motherwort, wild lettuce
  • Calm-Ease – lemon balm, mimosa, linden, St. Johnswort
  • Turmeric – helps to relieve inflammation
  • Yucca – helps to relieve arthritis and joint pain
  • Bacopa – mental and circulation stimulant

Tinctures with Alcohol

  • Bacopa – mental and circulation stimulant
  • Black Cherry – suppresses cough
  • Black Willow – headache, pain, inflammation
  • Chanca piedra; Stonebreak – supports kidney and bladder health
  • Cleavers – lymphatic cleanser
  • Common Plantain – anti-inflammatory and wound healing
  • Elderflower – diaphoretic; helps with colds and flu, fever
  • Elderberry Syrup – supports the immune system; flu prevention
  • Linden – sedative; helps with respiratory problems
  • Mimosa – mood elevator, stress
  • Motherwort – relieves tension, anxiety
  • Mulberry – nutritive, hydration; antioxidants
  • Passionvine – sedative, calming
  • Prickly Ash – mouthwash; circulation stimulant
  • Red Clover – estrogenic; menopausal symptoms
  • St. Johnswort – supports the nervous system; antiviral
  • Skullcap – sedative, calming
  • Swamp Rose – helps with grief and depression; cooling and refreshing
  • Sweetgum – cold and flu prevention
  • Thistle – liver cleanser
  • Turmeric – helps to relieve inflammation
  • Usnea lichen – nature’s antibiotic; helps with respiratory and sinus infections
  • Wild Black Cherry – cough suppressant
  • Yarrow – astringent; diaphoretic – lowers fever
  • Yellow Thistle – flower buds; liver cleanser and source of magnesium

Tinctures with Vinegar

  • Vinegar is warming. It tastes sour and bitter. Adding honey or fruit to an herb vinegar can help reduce the sourness. Vinegar is a solvent and can aid fixing and extracting certain compounds and can be used as a substitute for alcohol to preserve herbs.
  • Chickweed – nutritive; helps with skin conditions; diuretic, vulnerary, demulcent
  • Thistle stalk – liver cleanser
  • Sea Rocket – nutritive with vitamins and minerals

Oxymels

  • Oxymels are herbal preparations that are made by combining herbs with both honey and vinegar. These sweet and sour preparations are specific to the respiratory system and can be used for bronchial complaints, especially when there is a lot of mucous present - such as coughs that are thick with mucous.

Herbal Teas

  • Anise Hyssop - aids digestion; tea infusion for colds and flus
  • Chanca piedra, Stonebreak – supports kidney and bladder health
  • Lemongrass – cooling refreshing tea or seasoning
  • Linden – relaxing; useful for colds and flus
  • Spearmint – supports the digestive system
  • Sumac-Ade – contains citric acid and malic acid; makes a lemon-like beverage
  • Yaupon – native caffeine source; also contains theobromine and antioxidants

Salves

  • Rid-itch – relieves itching from poison ivy, insect bites, and rashes
  • rosemary/mint body butter – moisturizer for dry, chapped skin and hands
  • Soothing Salve – soothing for cuts, scratches, wounds, sores, shingles

Insect Repellent – 1/4 oz./$3.00

  • Bug-Away – helps to repel mosquitoes and biting flies

Products are developed on a seasonal basis. Availability varies depending on the season. Email Vickie@ecoimages.us  for an updated listing.

Download our Herbal Botanicals Pamphlet (PDF)


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Yaupon Holly

Yaupon Holly

Yaupon Holly is a member of the holly family with evergreen leaves and waxy, red berries that ripen just in time for the December holiday season. The leaves are sustainably harvested, dried, and roasted to make a stimulating tea that contains caffeine, theobromine, and antioxidants.

Yaupon is available from Wild Woods Farm in loose leaf, dried and roasted, by the pound, in 3-oz. bags, or as sampler tea bags. It is also available by the pound unroasted.

• loose leaf, roasted and ground – $12/3 oz

Yaupon available in light, medium, and dark roast.Yaupon available in light, medium, and dark roast.
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Sumac Ade - Nature's lemonade

by Vickie

Sumac Ade - Nature's lemonade

Sumac is a member of the cashew family with large, compound leaves and clusters of berries that turn red when ripe. Fruits are covered with bright red hairs that are tart with malic acid. They also contain ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and tannic acid. Berries are dried and ground into a powder and infused in hot or cold water to make a tart, lemonade-like beverage that is cooling in the summer.

Cost: $5.00 per 2 oz., dried and ground


Herb-A-Day

by James A. Duke, Ph.D.

Herb-A-Day… is a compilation of articles written over the past 20+ years, gently edited or sometimes updated a tad, that describes usage, benefits and research on more than 150 herbs in use today. The book includes detailed line-art illustrations provided by his wife Peggy. Personal anecdotes of Jim Duke’s experiences with herbs are both entertaining and informative. The book is divided by geographic regions that include Australia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Mid-East.

Paperback, 488 pages, illustrations, Cost: $15.00 plus Shipping


Herbistatins by James A. Duke, Ph.D. with Judith L. SnyderHerbistatins

by James A. Duke, Ph.D. with Judith L. Snyder

Illustrated by Peggy K. Duke

With uncertainty of the use of synthetic statins to prevent heart attacks and the lack of proof that statins lessen the risks of heart attack in women, if not sometimes in men, many are looking for alternatives. Is your doctor, or the FDA, or you sure that the synthetic statin is preventing heart atttacks? Has your doctor, he or she, told you that there is no proof that statins lessen the risks of heart attack in women, if sometimes not in men? Has he or she told you that the following wholesome foods lower the bad LDL cholesterol and raise the good HDL and have fewer negative side effects? Maybe they are even better than the statins your doctor prescribes.

5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 inches softcover

192 pages

29 b/w line drawings

30 color line drawings

ISBN: 978-0938423-07-2

The cost is $10.00 plus Shipping


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