Clinical Applications of Herbalism

Herbalism is a thousands year old practice.

Have you ever wondered how medicines came to be? The shortest version is this- It began with plants.  Some in the form of foods that we eat, some in the form of “weeds” in our gardens, and some even in the form of what grew out of our fermenting foods and plants.  Herbalism is literally thousands of years old and has undergone an interesting transformation in how it is utilized.  As such, there are many ways in which an Herbalist would approach the use of the same plant.  Many think of Herbalism strictly as an Eastern medicinal approach. Some approach Herbalism strictly for the main, or most popular, function of an herb. Because I am also a Certified Nutritionist Consultant, I approach Herbalism from not only each herb’s indicated uses, but also from a nutritive standpoint.

When formulating a blend, I always ask myself not only which herbs cleanse and tone, but which herbs nourish the targeted gland, organ, system or symptom.  In doing so, I utilize the full potential of herbs by combining specific, synergistic plants in tincture form to create a formula that can be used for targeted purposes to enhance your body’s own ability to heal itself without chemical constituents.

Do you have a specific need that you do not see addressed in the current list of blends? I am always excited to receive requests for new blends to add to my growing product line.

Please see FAQ’s for Frequently Asked Questions about Herbalism.  Since I am not a Doctor, I do not offer consultations and I cannot give medical advice.  

SEE MY TINCTURES & TEAS BELOW.

“Take care of your body.  It’s the only place you have to live.” –French quote

Tinctures & Teas

Tinctures and Teas that are readily available include blends that target infection, increase proper immune response, help to rid the gut of unhealthy flora and parasitic organisms, help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety, aid the body in heavy metal detoxification, and more.  I have also created blends that target specific glands and organs/organ systems, such as the blood/brain barrier, liver, thyroid, and adrenals. This not only aids the body in detoxification, but actually nourishes the target, which aids in the restoration of proper function.

Adrenal Health: Our Adrenal glands can often become fatigued in times of high stress or chronic illness. One way to energize our adrenal glands is through the use of adaptogens*.This formula can be used to relieve stressed/overworked adrenal glands and encourage a return to normal, healthy adrenal function.

Do not use with UNCONTROLLED High Blood Pressure or while pregnant. 

Ingredients: Lemon Balm, Astragalus, Eleuthero, Schisandra, Ashwaganda, Rose Hips, Rodiola Root, Licorice Root
 

Anti-anxiety (**): Life is hectic and crazy for most typical Americans. We are always on the go, and often times we over-think which can cause feelings of anxiety and unease. This blend of herbs helps to create feelings of calm and relaxation without causing any drowsiness or confusion*. The Anti-Anxiety formula can be used to reduce the symptoms of anxiety, ease the symptoms of panic attacks and promote a sense of well-being.

Do not use while pregnant.**The Anti-Anxiety Blend and the Mood Boost can be combined for a mood balancing effect.  The client can request more of mood boosting effect or more of an anti-anxiety effect as well.

Ingredients: Oatstraw, Skullcap, Schisandra, Lemon Balm, Lavender flowers, Hops, Valerian, Ashwaganda.
 

Anti-Anxiety Plus (**): The Anti-Anxiety Plus blend is the Anti-Anxiety Blend PLUS the Mood Booster Blend combined with half of each tincture in one bottle. The herbs contained in this blend may help promote feelings of calm and well-being*. This is one of my most popular blends.

 **Client can request more of mood boosting effect or more of an anti-anxiety effect.

Ingredients: Oatstraw, Skullcap, Schisandra, Lemon Balm, Lavender flowers, Hops, Valerian, Ashwaganda

 

Anti-Parasitic: In nature, there are many plants that parasites find toxic, but humans find nourishing. This blend is full of such herbs. While the taste is slightly bitter, the effect is very sweet! This formula was designed to kill parasitic infestations, but is also helpful as an antifungal agent, as well as having antibacterial properties.

Do not use while pregnant.

Ingredients: Black Walnut Hull, Olive leaf, Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano, Garlic, Cloves
 

Anti-Viral Tincture:  Are you feeling that “yuck” feeling? Some herbs are said to help the body fight viruses naturally because of the nutrients they contain. This blend contains many of these types of herbs and several others that are naturally high in Vitamin C.The EBV/Anti-Viral formula can be used to fight any viral infection, but was specifically formulated to fight the Epstein Barr Virus. Suggested use is as early as onset of the first symptoms of a viral infection.

Do not use with UNCONTROLLED high blood pressure or while pregnant.

Ingredients: Lavender, Red Clover Tops, Lemon Balm, Cat’s Claw, Nettle Leaf, Elderberry, Turmeric, Licorice Root
 

Balanced Brain: This formula was designed to calm an overactive or distracted brain.  Each ingredient is either designed to calm or clear the mind with Ginkgo Biloba being the ingredient used to draw all of the other properties into the blood-brain barrier.

Do not use while pregnant. 

Ingredients: Ashwaganda, Hops, Schisandra, Oatstraw, Skullcap, Ginkgo Biloba

 

Chronic Infection: Sometimes, it is just hard to completely get rid of an infection. Your immune system feels shot. This blend contains herbs that support an immune system that just cannot quite get over that last wellness hurdleThis versatile formula is antibacterial in nature, chocked full of many of nature’s strongest “antibiotics” with the added benefit of two powerful antioxidants to speed healing.

Do not use while pregnant. 

Ingredients: Pau D’arco, Cat’s Claw, Olive Leaf, Rosemary, Sage, Lavender, Turmeric, Rose Hips
 

Deep Gut Cleanse: Deep Gut Cleanse can be used to rid the gut of some parasitic infestations, but is especially effective for fungal infections.  It also has immune BUILDING properties as well, and can be used as laxative-free form of constipation relief.  

Do not use if Pregnant.

Ingredients: Cat’s Claw Bark, Lavender, Pau D’Arco, Dandelion Leaf, Cornsilk, Peppermint, Ginger, Calendula, Cloves, Caprylic Acid
 

Female Hormone Support: The Female Hormone Support tincture is a blend that was designed with nourishing and supporting the Female Reproductive system in mind. Many of the herbs are well known for their safety and efficacy in nourishing women’s bodies, especially during their monthly cycles.

 

Warning: Do not consume after first trimester of pregnancy

 

Ingredients: vitex, passionflower, red raspberry leaf, eleuthero, rose hips, glycerin

Heavy Metal Detox: If you feel that you have extra metals in the body, some herbs have the reputation of helping the body excrete the build up naturally. This blend contains many of those herbs, plus herbs intended to aid the body in “detoxing”. I strongly recommend using our Gluten Free Fiber blend or organic Aloe Juice to aid in elimination of the metals once they move out of their resting places as well.  

Do not use while pregnant.

Ingredients: Parsley, Cilantro, Garlic, Plantain, Red Clover Tops
 

Immune Booster: This blend is full of herbs that can energize and provide daily support for your immune system. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!This powerful antioxidant formula can be used as a VERY effective boost for the immune system while never negatively impacting those with autoimmune diseases.  If OK’d by the oncologist, it can be used by cancer patients as well.  

Astragalus is the main herb which cannot be used with a fever present. 

Ingredients: Astragalus, Red Raspberry Leaf, Orange peel, Hibiscus, Rose Hips, Red Roobios, Ginger Root
 

Lean Green:  This blend is chocked full of nutrients meant to nourish and support healthy metabolic function. This is intended to optimize metabolic function during intentional weight loss through lifestyle changes, not act as the means to weight loss. It is highly nutritive, full of vitamins, minerals and beneficial acid compounds.

Do not use while pregnant.

Ingredients: Chickweed, Alfalfa Leaf, Green Tea, Nettle Leaf, Cardamom, Burdock Root, Licorice, Bladderwrack, Fennel, Dandelion, Cinnamon, Cayenne Pepper
 

Liver Tincture: The Liver Tincture can be used as a “liver cleanse”, but it also has POWERFUL, SYSTEMIC antioxidant effects and herbs in the formula have been known to strengthen the liver in the process.  It can have positive effects on the heart, the lymphatic system, and the blood supply as well.  

Do not use if pregnant.

Ingredients: Rose Hips, Dandelion Root, Milk Thistle seeds, Astragalus, Ginger, Turmeric, Burdock Root, Hawthorn Berries, Lemon Balm, Licorice Root
 

Menopausal Support: Menopause, that time in life where women get to reverse puberty… How fun does that sound? Not very fun at all, actually. The Menopausal Support blend is intended to offer support many of the changes to a woman’s body during this time of transition.

Do not use while pregnant.

Ingredients: hops, vitex, saw palmetto, glycerin, licorice, red clover, lemon balm

Mood Booster:  Are you feeling pressured and overwhelmed? This blend contains herbs that support feelings of well-being and improved mood.The Mood Booster formula can be used to boost serotonin levels (St John’s Wort has been researched and has been known to increase serotonin levels) and ease anxiety. Many of the herbs have high levels of antioxidants which has positive indications for both the immune system and high blood pressure.  It also has mild antiviral properties.  

Should not be used if there has been a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or while pregnant. 

Ingredients: Oatstraw, St Johns Wort, Eleuthero, Skullcap, Schisandra, Ginkgo, Lemon Balm **The Anti-Anxiety Blend and the Mood Boost can be combined for a mood balancing effect.  The client can request more of mood boosting effect or more of an anti-anxiety effect as well.
 

Sleepy Time: 50 different twists and turns, taking the blankets on and off, and a near miracle- That’s what it takes for some of us to get to sleep! This blend encourages an easy transition to sleep, and will help you to stay asleep for the night. A less is more approach to this blend is important to see how you respond to the herbs. These herbs are non habit forming and allow you to wake refreshed and revitalized.The Sleepy Time formula is slightly sedative in nature, and is meant to help you fall asleep faster.

It should not be used with severe, uncontrolled depression or while pregnant.

Ingredients: Valerian Root, Catnip, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower
 

Splenic/Lymphatic Health:  This blend contains herbs that support healthy splenic function as well as nourish and support the lymphatic system.The Splenic/Lymphatic formula can be used to help the spleen filter itself, and to clear the pathways of the lymphatic system.

 Do not use while pregnant.

Ingredients: Poplar, Burdock, Red Clover, Peony, Astragalus, Eleuthero

 

Thyroid Support:  The thyroid tincture is formulated to stimulate a sluggish thyroid through the hyper-nourishment of an organic sea-plant based iodine, along with other complementary herbs.  It can also aid in the relief of sluggish bowel movements because a component in the main herb has been known to improve mucosal lining health. 

Do not use if you have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or while pregnant.

Ingredients: Bladderwrack, Lemon Balm, Eleuthero, Burdock Root, Guggul, Garlic
 

Urinary Support (UTI/Kidney): This blend contains herbs that may help nourish and support a normal, healthy urinary system function. This formula can be used to both, help relieve the early symptoms of a UTI, and help the body achieve optimal kidney health through nourishment.  The ingredients have strong antifungal properties.  

Do not use while pregnant. 

Ingredients: Reishi, Uva Ursi, Marshmallow Root, Cleavers, Yarrow, Thyme