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Herbal tea blends ~
Nourish Bone Broth (3.35 oz) for $13 ~ Give your usual bone broth a boost with this nutrient-rich and immune supporting herbal blend. You can use the broth by itself or add it to chicken or pork broth. If you’ve never made a bone broth, I suggest you give it a try! Only something goes comes from simmering things on the stove: calendula blossoms, nettle leaf, astragalus root, burdock root, shitake mushroom, chives, and seaweed.
AphrodiTea (3.25 oz) for $13 ~ Blended to honor the Greek goddess of love and compassion, this tea blend has berry and floral notes with a mild, earthy mint taste. And as the name implies, this is *indeed* an aphrodesiac tea blend helping to nourish, relax, and enliven the body and mind: elderberry, rosehips, damiana, alfalfa, lavender, nettles, hibiscus, fennel, and holy basil.
VitaliTea (3 oz) for $13 ~ Enliven the mind without the effects of caffeine with this herbal blend. The peppermint-y pizzazz of this tea will help you relax and focus while nourishing your body and mind. This is an apothecary classic that we’ve blended since day one: peppermint, gingko, nettles, oatstraw, calendula, and eleuthero.
SereniTea (3 oz) for $13 ~ Cozy up with this herbal blend and unwind from the days events. Nutrient-dense herbs infuse the blood with key nutrients for relaxation, namely magnesium and calcium while calming, floral notes expand the flavor. A nourishing and nerve-supportive formula for the weary, you’ll want to add some honey and sip on this to easy body, mind and spirit: nettles, oatstraw, rose, chamomile, lavender, and fennel.
Happy Trails Gut Tea (3.25 oz) for $13 ~ This soothing and cooling combination of herbs is sure to remedy the crankiest of guts. We are experiencing an epidemic of irritated and inflamed digestive systems here in the US. Herbs provide an effective (and tasty) way to decrease inflammation, tighten cell junctures in the intestinal lining, calm the nervous system, and provide easy-to-absorb nutrients: linden, flax, marshmallow, oatstraw, rosehips, rose petals, red clover, and fennel seed.
For immune, lymphatic and respiratory support ~
Liver & Lymph Lovin’ Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz) for $12, $20 ~ This formula is Spring Cleaning for the body anytime you need extra support. Encourage proper detoxification by gently supporting the lymphatic system and the liver. This formula can be used after pharmaceutical use or any other form of taxation to the liver. These plants are emollient, gentle diuretics, and cooling and soothing to the body’s tissues. I also included an adaptogenic herb that supports liver function while mitigating stress to this organ: cleaver, dandelion roots and leaves, yellow dock, schisandra, and chickweed.
Flu Fighter (1 oz, 2 oz) for $12, $20 ~ This formula will gently raise the body’s temperature (set point) to help you break fever as well as encourage sweating to release heat from the body as you fight the virus. We formulated this preparation more for adults battling the flu, but you can lower the dosage and use it for children as well. This formula is also packed with anti-viral power and will help you work through aches and chills: sweet gum balls, st john’s wort, vervain, yarrow, and boneset, organic sugar cane alcohol.
ImmunoBooster Tincture (1 oz) for $12 – Bolster your immune system with one of our powerhouse herbal formulas. This formula will stimulate the immune system as well as increase macrophage scavenging activity. Other herbs in this formula are powerful anti-viral herbs. Only use this formula around the time of infection or possible infection. Also great for stomach bugs: propolis, black walnut, prickly ash, echinacea, poke, and organic sugar cane alcohol.
Elder-Sumac Immune Elixir (2 oz, 4 oz) for $20, $36 ~ We’ve combined the amazing anti-viral properties of elder berries and flowers with the antiseptic properties of sumac berries for a an all-around cold & flu prevention formula. The astringency of the sumac berries can help to deter infection, while elder berries and flowers keep viral cells from multiplying. One of our tastiest formulas: elder berries, sumac berries, glycerine, elder flowers, organic sugar cane alcohol.
Herbal Throat Spray (1 oz) for $12 ~ We’ve combined the throat-specific, anti-bacterial properties of Salvia officinalis (sage) with cooling and soothing herbs for sore throat relief! If you’re experiencing a scratchy and irritated throat, herbs like licorice will coat and soothe while cooling things down. Local honey has been added to the spray for its sweetness and ability to moisten dry conditions: sage, privet, tag alder, propolis, licorice, local honey, local spring water, organic sugar cane alcohol.
Respiratory Relief Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz) for $12, $20 – If your flus or colds tend to linger, leaving phlegm and a rattling cough behind in its wake, this formula is for you. This formula is also good for seasonal and pet allergies. Open up the passages in the lungs to help move phlegm up and out with this elegant herbal formula. Likewise, this formula will strengthen the lung tissues allowing them to be more effective in their function: plantain, pleurisy root, reishi, propolis, goldenrod, and lobelia, organic sugar cane alcohol.
Mushroom FOURmula (4 oz) for $36 ~ Deeply restore cellular health with this potent, medicinal mushroom blend. Whether you want build up innate immune function or use this formula as an adjunct cancer therapy (safe for those on chemo treatment as well), medicinal mushrooms are quite effective. They are also blood sugar balancing and they help regulate inflammation of the body. These mushrooms are prepared by a double extraction method, which increases the medicinal potency of the preparation: turkey tail, shitake, reishi, maitaki, organic sugar cane alcohol, spring water, and a touch of glycerine.
For women’s health ~
Happy Uterus Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz) for $12, $20, $36 ~ This formula has been created to assist women with endometriosis, painful menstrual cramps, and other irregularities of the reproductive system due to stress and tension. The herbs in this formula are tonifying to the uterus, aid the liver in hormone processing and production, provide gentle immune support, encourage proper menstrual blood flow and tissue release, and assist reproductive organ cells in elimination waste and bringing in nourishment: partridge berry, vervain, tulip poplar, agrimony, black cohosh, chickweed, and yarrow. *NOT FOR USE DURING PREGNANCY*
Menopause Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz) for $12, $20, $36 ~ For those women transitioning into the final stage of womanhood, we have crafted an herbal blend to lend you a hand as your hormones shift. This formula will help you handle hot flashes, it will nourish the kidneys and adrenals, and it will provide hormonal assistance with some very elegant herbal allies: nettles, red clover, black cohosh, motherwort, vervain, holy basil and gotu kola.
Women’s Restore (2 oz, 4 oz) for $20, $36 – We’ve transformed our BLISS formula into this one. We’ve added an adaptogenic herb to buffer stress and to support the body in maintaining balance. The formula also has relaxing nervines for frazzled nerves and a nourishing nervine to bolster the nervous system. This formula is particularly indicated for women with dry constitutions which can manifest as vaginal dryness, dry skin, and stiff joints. This is an ideal formula for women at any stage of life: shatavari, milky oats, mimosa, passionflower, and motherwort.
After-birth tincture (1 oz) for $12 ~ After the baby is born, the uterus continues to spasm and blood continues to flow from the mother. To lessen the spasms and the resulting blood flow, we have woven the following herbs together to gently and intentionally remind your body that the birthing is, indeed, over. This formula could also be used to ease cramping during menstruation. We have drawn on the wisdom of midwives to provide you a timeless combination of herbal allies: black haw, squaw vine, yarrow, and motherwort.
Endocrine Tonic Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz) for $12, $20, $36 ~ Let the plant kingdom help you re-balance your endocrine system. This formula is good for either progesterone or estrogen dominance or deficiency due to the herbs working on the pituitary and hypothalamus for hormonal balance. We’ve also included herbs to gently work on liver health and function. This formula should not be used by pregnant or breast-feeding mothers: angelica, chaste tree, hawthorn, vervain, agrimony, licorice root, ashwagandha, and organic sugar cane alcohol.
UTI Formula (1 oz) for $12 – This formula can be used by men or women for lower urinary tract infections. The herbs in this formula are strong anti-microbials with an affinity for the urinary tract. Other herbs soothe the urinary tract and calm inflammation. We advise using this formula while also drinking unsweetened, cranberry juice from concentrate. (If you feel sharp pains due to your UTI, PLEASE seek medical attention first): usnea, cleavers, goldenrod, cornsilk, echinacea, red cedar, and organic sugar cane alcohol.
Iron Woman Syrup (8 oz) for $30 – We’ve adapted a legendary recipe by herbal elder Rosemary Gladstar to build the blood and encourage better assimilation and use of iron. This is a great formula for anemia, deficient blood, to prepare for birth, and after a great amount of blood-loss. Let these deeply nourishing roots and leaves bring your body vigor and strength: dandelion greens and roots, yellow dock root, butcher’s broom root, hawthorn berries, alfalfa, nettles, spirulina, molasses, black cherry concentrate, glycerine, honey, spring water, and brandy. SHAKE WELL!
For men’s health ~
Pine Pollen Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz) for $12, $20 – Pine pollen was traditionally used as a superfood by indigenous and traditional peoples wherever pine was present. It is viewed as an endurance/stamina food and is also known to increase libido. Pine pollen actually contains androgenic hormones (precursors to testosterone), therefore it is viewed mostly as a hormonal tonic for men. However, menopausal women, who experience a decline in testosterone, also find it useful. It is a tonic to the lungs, skin, digestive and sexual organs as well as an aphrodesiac, memory aid and stimulant. We harvested fresh, local pollen at its peak production for you!
Prostate Health Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz) for $12, $20 – Indeed, we’ve got a formula especially for men! This herbal blend helps sooth any urinary discomfort while toning swollen prostate glands. These herbal allies are all indicated for prostate health and will encourage proper function and ease inflammation and swelling: nettle root, cornsilk, pine pollen, and organic sugar cane alcohol.
For digestive health ~
Belly Beast and Yeast Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz) for $12, $20, $36 – We’ve combined our best herbs to remedy a yeast imbalance in the gut with effective herbs for dysbiosis (or imbalance of gut flora) as well as keeping pathogens at bay. Take this tincture three times a day, between meals and take the following foods out of your diet for 21 days for better results: sugar, alcohol, gluten (including corn), and dairy. With awareness on the important role beneficial bacteria play in our ability to absorb and assimilate vital nutrients for our health and well-being, this tincture is a great ally for most digestive disorders: black walnut, monarda, yellow dock, prickly ash, plantain, and wood betony.
Grapefruit Bitters (only 2 oz) for $20 ~ Bitters formulas have been a staple in most cultures for hundreds of years. Bitter herbs are known to stimulate bile secretion and peristalsis for proper digestion of foods, especially fats and proteins. Basically, bitter formulas increase the efficacy of digestive function and, therefore, maximizing absorption and assimilation of nutrients. Simply take 1/2 a dropper full of tincture 20 minutes before meal time: grapefruit peel, yellowroot, angelica, ginger, org sugarcane alcohol, local spring water.
Peppermint Spirits Plus (1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz) for $12, $20, $36 – This delightful tincture is a favorite for those who experience intestinal cramps after meal-time. If the mind and body are overworked, and there is a lot of constriction, this can affect proper digestion. Take this tasty glycerite tincture after meals to ease any abdominal discomfort. A favorite for children as well: peppermint tincture, holy basil, lemon balm, peppermint, spearmint glcyerite.
Total Tummy Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz) for $12, $20, $36 – Unfortunately, it is rare to find an American with sound digestion. Most of us have chronic inflammation. If you tend to loose stools and diarrhea, this tincture is for you. It is also good for digestive irritability due to emotional distress. The herbal combination is both a nervine and cooling to the digestive tract. It will gently tighten the tissues of the gut lining while soothing any inflammation. This tincture is both a remedy for the tummy as much as it is for the heart and mind: peach leaves and twigs, hawthorn leaves, twigs, and berries, privet leaves and twigs, holy basil, and rose petals.
Salves, balms, and oils ~
The Balm (First Aid Salve ~ 1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz) for $8, $12, $22 ~ This salve answers to all of your first aid needs! It is power-packed green goodness straight from our gardens to help whatever ails the skin. From bug bites & stings, to rashes, burn, cuts and everything in between ~ so many uses and so very effective! This salve has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties. It will also sooth the skin and help with skin-cell regeneration and speed wound healing as well as curb bleeding. That is why we call it “The Balm”: comfrey, yarrow, plantain, chickweed, wild geranium, lavender eo, EV organic olive oil, and local beeswax.
Joint Care Salve (2 oz) for $12 ~ This topical salve rubs away aches and pains for people with cold, clammy arthritic conditions. Further, this is great for sprains or other joint injuries. Apply topically a couple times a day to encourage circulation to the area, calm inflammation, repair nerve damage, and to help mend the ligaments and tendons. This formula is also good for rubbing on sore muscles: sweet gum balls, comfrey leaf and root, cayenne, bear’s foot root, organic EV olive olive, local beeswax, and sweet gum e.o.
Poke Root Salve (1 oz) for $8 ~ This salve is absolutely wonderful for swollen lymph nodes or hardened lymph nodes. Poke is known to move the lymph system, encouraging drainage and waste removal. Simply rub topically on the swollen area and apply 1-3 times a day until swelling has subsided. Also great for those with auto-immune or thyroid issues for extra immune support (rub on throat): poke root, organic EV olive oil, and local beeswax.
Anti-fungal Skin Salve (1 oz) for $8 ~ This anti-fungal skin salve is great for the fungus among-us. Use topically on the skin or nail-beds to keep fungal infections at bay. For athlete’s foot, use in conjunction with regular foot soaks in epsom salt (apply salve after you soak). Also, great for yeast-based skin eruptions due to internal system imbalances and ringworm (can use on animals as well). We suggest taking sugars and starches out of the diet if you have a yeast proliferation: black walnut, cloves, pau d’arco, cinnamon e.o., olive oil, local beeswax.
Happy Lips Lip Balm (.50 oz) for $5 – We’ve blended some of the best herbal allies for cold sore season. One herb remedies viruses carried in the nerves (herpes simplex) while another offers strong anti-viral properties. Send your cold sore back into remission while giving your lips some glow: st. john’s wort, self-heal, lemon balm, organic EV olive oil, peppermint e.o., local beeswax.
For sleep support ~
Nighty Night Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz) for $12, $20 – Allow this formula to nourish your nerves and still the mind. If bed-time is riddled with circular thoughts and agitation, this is the formula for you: hops, passionflower, nettles, lemon balm, glycerin, organic sugar cane alcohol.
Valerian Simple Tincture (1 oz) for $12 – We’ve bottled up a simple tincture of fresh Valerian roots from the garden for those with insomnia and sleep issues. This herb is not for all sleep-related issues, though. This tincture is best used for trauma or pain-related sleep issues. You can use the tincture throughout the day in low doses (about 5 drops to half a dropperful, two times a day) and then once more before bedtime. This herb will fill some of the pain receptor sites, gently relax muscles, and ground the person taking it.
Other preparations for health & wellness ~
Tension Release Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz) for $12, $20 – If you have a knot, a muscle-spasm, or simply a lot of tension in your body — this tincture is for you! This is especially good for back pain. This formula is also for “hot-bodied” types that could use a little cooling down. The perfect remedy for an over-stimulated system with accumulated tension: wild lettuce, lemon balm, skullcap, pedicularis, and black cohosh, and organic sugar cane alcohol.
Shift & Uplift Tincture (2 oz, 4 oz) for $20, $36 – This formula has been put together for situational depression and for dramatic transitions in life that simply need herbal support. While herbs cannot cure depression, they can act in concert with diet, lifestyle choices, and social support to lift mood, calm the nerves, ease the heart, buffer stress, and elevate consciousness: st. john’s wort, mimosa, holy basil, reishi in organic sugar cane alcohol.
Nourished Joints Tincture (2 oz, 4 oz) for $20, $36 – The herbs in this formula were selected for their ability to nourish cartilage, tendons, and ligaments of the joints. Some of them are well-known anti-inflammatories while others are lesser known and yet just as effective. Certain herbs in this formula are known for their positive affect on arthritic conditions of the joints. Lubricate and soothe those hard-working joints with this formula: turmeric, true solomon’s seal, ginger, teasel, bear’s foot, organic sugar cane alcohol.
Brain Power Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz) for $12, $20 – Liven up your brain cells with plants by increasing nourishment and circulation to the brain. Certain herbs in this formula will also protect brain cells and their function as rebuild damaged brain tissue. We’ve created this herbal formula for foggy minds needing some relief. Along with dietary changes, this herbal formula will lift the fog, increase circulation, and help you focus on the tasks at hand. This formula can also be used to heal the brain after head trauma, lessening swelling and protecting and regenerating brain cells: eleuthero, gotu kola, gingko, and rosemary.
Hyperthyroid Formula (1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz) for $12, $20, $36 – We have conspired a heart tonic for those dealing with an overactive thyroid. We’ve blended lovely hawthorn berries with some of our favorite heart health herbal allies to tone the cardiac muscle, buffer the nervous system, calm thyroid function, and relieve tension. As well, this formula is very useful for those with anxiety: hawthorn berry and flower, black cohosh, skullcap, wood betony (stachys off), bugleweed, wild rose flower essence, local spring water, and organic sugar cane alcohol.
Heart’s Ease (1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz) for $12, $20, $36 – For those of us that carry stress in our heart, this formula will help provide relief while bolstering heart function. Hawthorn and black cohosh work together to support a healthy electric charge across the heart while holy basil buffers the heart from the impact of stress. The centering and calming action of wood betony influences this formula, as does the anti-inflammatory action of tulip poplar: hawthorn, holy basil, black cohosh, wood betony, tulip poplar, spring water, organic sugar cane alcohol.
Fussy Baby Colic Glycerine Tincture (1 oz, 2 oz) for $12, $20 ~ Our aromatic and tasty, plant-based glycerine tincture will calm and sooth the fussiest of babies. We wouldn’t be surprised if you took a dropper-full as well! Harvested from the bounty of our gardens, this one is sure to be a hit in your home: catnip, fennel, chamomile, and lemon balm.
Organ-system Overhaul Tincture (2 oz, 4 oz) for $20, $36 – This herbal formula is formulated for a depleted system ~ namely, fatigue and exhaustion. This is the only formula at the apothecary that uses all Far East herbs, three of them being adaptogens. I have hand-picked these herbs to help those with hypothyroidism or hypothyroid-like symptoms. This formula will elevate thyroid function, protect and cleanse the liver, and nourish the kidneys and adrenals (if you have elevated cortisol levels in the evening, please only use this formula in the AM and afternoon): schisandra, ashwagandha, goji berry, and licorice.
Cinnamint Remineralizing Tooth Powder (2 oz jar) for $10 – Another popular request at Sweet Gum! Herbal elder Rosemary Gladstar teaches that clay was the original tooth paste and brushing our teeth with sweetened gunk is simply a strange, modern trend. In fact, most all commercial brand toothpastes have a base of bentonite clay. Remineralize with bentonite clay and horsetail, refresh and cleanse your mouth with cinnamon and peppermint, and let white oak bark tighten those gums. A little goes a long way… To learn more about remineralizing your teeth, please refer to Rami Nagel’s book Cure Tooth Decay.
Relax Smoke Blend (.5 oz) for $5 ~ In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) only one or two puffs was suggested for a smoke blend to quickly administer lung support or nervine herbs to the system. We’ve blended a combination of sedative and relaxing nervine herbs with a legendary “dream” herb: hops, lavender, and mugwort.
***Please check our Standard Formulas and Preparations List if you don’t see an item you have purchased from us in the past or would like to simply review our complete list. ***