Alfalfa Leaf - Medicago sativa Alfalfa is a well-known fodder crop with high nutrition value for many types of livestock. Alfalfa leaf makes a pleasant tasting, tonifying tea and blends well with other herbs. May help to alkalize and detoxify the body. May act as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal. May help lower cholesterol, balance blood sugar and hormones. May help promote pituitary gland function. May be good for anemia, arthritis, ulcers, bleeding related disorders, and disorders of the bones and joints and skin. May be useful for Diabetes, Alcoholism, Tooth Decay, Inflammation, Arthritis, Rheumatism, as a blood purifier, bitter tonic, and digestive aid when combined with Mint. May be antithrombotic, anstispasmodic, antithrombotic, may regulate colonic flora and help with ulcers.
Angelica Root - Angelica archangelica Angelica Root has a penetrating, spicy aroma and a spicy, then bitter flavor. It is often an ingredient in bitters as well as flavoring in a variety of before- and after-dinner beverages.
Anise seed - Anise Seed comes from the herbaceous annual plant known as Pimpinella anisum. The plant flowers and then produces the seed that is used in many different cuisines.
Arrow Root powder - Arrowroot is an excellent base for cream sauces, and clear glazes, and it doesn't lose its thickening ability in the presence of acid, like flour does. This quality makes it an excellent choice for thickening acidic fruits.
Ashwagandha Root - Withania somnifera Ashwagandha root is an herb similar to ginseng (and sometimes called Indian ginseng), used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine. Ashwagandha is known as a vitality tonic and adaptogen.
Astragalus Root - Astragalus membranaceus Astragalus root comes from a perennial plant that is found across much of northern China and Mongolia. The herb is a staple of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), where it has been used for centuries as a super tonic making, it is also commonly employed as a fragrance in potpourris. The root bark, when steeped into a tea, is astringent and cleansing.
Barberry - Barberry is a tall shrub native to North America where it was employed by natives for its tonic effects believed to cleanse the liver and purify the blood.
Barley Grass - Barley Grass is a wonderful way to ensure you're getting enough dark leafy greens in your diet.
Basil Leaf - Very popular in Italian and American kitchens, basil is also prominent in French cuisine-- where it's an essential ingredient in the blends fines herbs and herbs de Provence. You'll also find it in recipes from the Mediterranean (like pesto, which highlights the spice), Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Taiwan. Basil is a customary seasoning in tomato-based sauces, juices, and dressings. It blends well with oregano for pizza sauce, and with other seasonings, especially lemon, garlic, and thyme.
Bay Leaf - Bay leaf is an evergreen related to camphor and sassafras trees. It's also known as sweet bay and laurel. Enjoy its sweet, balsamic scent and bitter/spicy bite in gravies and grain dishes, with beans and meats, and in cooking blends like bouquet garni.
Bilberry Berry - Vaccinium myrtillus Bilberries, Vaccinium myrtillus, are very similar to their American cousins blueberries and huckleberries-- and like all members of the Vaccinium species, they have the rich blue-red pigments responsible for their unmistakable color. (European blueberry) May act as a circulatory tonic. May help with varicose veins and easy bruising and all conditions impairing blood flow to the eyes. May act as an antioxidant, diuretic, mild laxative and urinary tract antiseptic, helping urinary troubles like cystitis and irritable bladder. May keep blood vessels flexible, allowing increased blood flow. May help control insulin levels and strengthen connective tissue. May support collagen structures and inhibit the growth of bacteria. May have anti-aging and anti-carcinogenic properties. May be useful for hypoglycemia, inflammation, stress, anxiety, night blindness and cataracts. May help halt or prevent macular degeneration. May be useful in the treatment of menstrual cramps and as an aid in recovery from hemorrhoidal operations. May interfere with iron absorption when taken internally. Should not be used by people with diabetes except under the supervision of a health professional.
Birch Bark - Betula alba Birch Bark, well known for its uses in building and tanning by Native Americans, has also been employed as a poultice and steeped into tea for its cleansing properties.
Black Cohosh Root - Cimicifuga racemosa Black Cohosh is a tall, handsome perennial herb, native to eastern North America, where it grows readily in a variety of woodland areas. Almost everything known about the value of black cohosh root, as described in the early American materia medica's, came from practices and remedies of Native American peoples. Black cohosh was officially in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia from 1820 to 1936. Preparations containing black cohosh root are still one of the most popular herbs for women's health in North America today. May lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reduce mucus production, improve cardiovascular and circulatory disorders. May induce labor and aid in childbirth when taking small amounts two weeks prior to delivery. May relieve menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps with back pain, morning sickness and pain. May be helpful for arthritis. Should not be used during pregnancy until just before childbirth, or in the presence of chronic disease.
Black Walnut Hulls - Juglans nigra Black Walnut Hulls are the powdered outside covering of the nut of the North American black walnut tree. They can be used to produce a brown dye for clothing, rugs and baskets. May aid in digestion and act as a laxative. May help heal sores in the mouth and throat. May cleanse the body of some types of parasites. May be good for bruising, fungal infections, herpes, poison ivy and warts. May help lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels. May aid in the treatment of Diabetes. May reduce inflammation and promote the function of the lungs, providing relief from asthma. May be antibacterial, anticancer, antidiarrheic, hypotensive, antiulcer, antiseptic, germicide, laxative.
Bladder Wrack - Bladderwrack, which is also known as Fucus vesiculosus, has been used historically in a variety of complaints.
Blessed Thistle Herb- Cnicus benedictus Blessed Thistle is a thistle-like herb native to the Mediterranean region. The herb is often used in bitter, tonic drinks. May stimulate the appetite and stomach secretions. May heal the liver. May lessen inflammation, improve circulation, cleanse the blood and strengthen the heart. May act as brain food. May be good for female disorders and increase milk flow in nursing mothers. Should be handled with care to avoid toxic skin effects.
Blue Cohosh - Blue Cohosh is most often thought of as a female herb and as having an affinity for female organs. It is a potent herb that is used short term for specific situations rather than as a long-term tonic.
Boneset - Eupatorium perfoliatum is one such substance that fits the definition of a true natural herb: it is an above-ground perennial, the stem of which is not woody like that of a tree or shrub, but smooth and tender like that of grasses and flowers. Better known as Boneset Herb, local Algonquian-speaking Indians introduced eupatorium perfoliatum to early Puritan settlers, who used it to attempt to induce heavy sweating.
Burdock Root - Arctium lappa Burdock root is a popular folk remedy, and the fresh root is also a tasty vegetable. It is a superior tonic herb and alterative herb. Burdock has a special affinity for the skin and is used in all types of skin preparations. It also makes a pleasant tasting tea. May act as an antioxidant. May help to protect against Cancer by helping to control cell mutation. May aid in the elimination of excess fluid, uric acid and toxins. May have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. May purify the blood, restore gallbladder and liver function and stimulate the digestive and immune systems. May help with skin disorders such as boils and carbuncles and relieve gout and menopausal symptoms. As a hair rinse, may promote scalp and hair health. Interferes with iron absorption when taken internally.
Cacao Nibs - Cacao nibs are the partially ground cacao beans that are the source of all natural chocolate products. They have a crunchy texture and intense flavor. They make a wonderful addition to trail mixes. They are also delicious sprinkled on yogurt, ice cream or in brownie mixes.
Calamus Root - Acorus calamus Calamus is a perennial wetland plant found growing in marshes and muddy stream banks throughout most of Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. It served as the basis for the original Calamine lotion and is used primarily to ease skin irritations of all kinds.
Calendula - Calendula officinalis Calendula has been used an herbal remedy and as coloring and flavoring for food in Central and Southern Europe since the 1100s. Commonly known there as marigold, calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. It's well known for its skin-soothing properties — this gentle herb is used as an ingredient in all types of skin care preparations, including salves, body washes, creams, ointments and lotions. May reduce inflammation and soothe the skin. May help regulate the menstrual cycle and lower fever. May be useful for skin disorders such as rashes and sunburn, as well as neuritis and toothache. May be good for diaper rash and other skin problems in small children. Usually nonirritating when used externally.
Calamus Root Powder - Calamus Root is most commonly used as a fixative in potpourris. Its warm, woody scent and 1/4 inch tan-brown pieces will add a nice aroma and texture to your favorite blends.
Cardamom Pods - Prized by Indian, Scandinavian, and Middle Eastern cooks, cardamom has a sweet, warm taste and an exotic floral aroma. Its uses span the culinary spectrum--from beverages and delicate desserts to meats and curries.
Cascara Sagrada Bark - Frangula purshiana, Rhamnus purshiana Cascara Sagrada is a deciduous tree found throughout the northern United States. The bark is harvested in quills and aged for at least one year to allow the anthrone constituents to oxidize, which prevents intestinal cramping when drunk as a tea.
Cat's Claw Bark - Uncaria tomentosa Cat's Claw is a woody vine that grows in the tropical jungles of Central and South America. Traditionally used by indigenous Peruvian peoples for a variety of conditions, it wasn’t brought to the U.S. and Europe until the 1990’s. May act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. May stimulate the immune system, cleanse the intestinal tract and enhance the action of white blood cells. May be good for intestinal problems and viral infections. May help people with AIDS, arthritis, cancer, tumors or ulcers. Should not be used during pregnancy.
Catnip Leaf & Flower - Nepeta cataria Well-loved by cats and prized by traditional European and American herbalists, this member of the mint family makes a pleasant herbal tea that is soothing to the tummy and is often used with children. May be useful for the lowering of fever, in dispelling gas and as a digestive and sleep aid. May relieve stress and stimulate appetite. May be good for anxiety, cold and flu, inflammation, pain and stress. Can be given to children.
Cedar, Red - Juniperus virginiana Red Cedar, also known as Easter Red Cedar and Juniperous virginiana, is native to eastern North America. The fragrant, rosy colored inner bark is often used in sachets and potpourris.
Chamomile Flowers, German - Matricaria recutita Flavorful, comforting, gentle, traditional chamomile tea is made with German chamomile flowers. A versatile herb, chamomile is also an ingredient in shampoos and conditioners for light colored hair, in skin care creams and lotions, and in relaxing bath blends. May reduce inflammation, stimulate the appetite, aid in digestion and sleep. May act as a diuretic and nerve tonic. May be helpful for Colitis, diverticulitis, fever, headaches, menstrual cramps and pain. May be used for stress and anxiety, indigestion and insomnia. May be useful as a mouthwash for minor mouth and gum irritations. Should not be used daily for long periods of time, as it can lead to a ragweed allergy. Should be used with caution by those with ragweed allergy. Should not be used with sedatives or alcohol.
Chamomile Flowers (Matricaria chamomilla) - Chamomile Flowers, also known as Matricaria chamomilla, are one of the safest, most popular natural botanicals available. This is because Chamomile Flowers, which grow in locations around the world, have a myriad of internal and external uses.
Chamomile Flowers (Matricaria Recutita) - Flavorful, comforting, gentle, traditional chamomile tea is made with German chamomile flowers. A versatile herb, chamomile is also an ingredient in shampoos and conditioners for light colored hair, in skin care creams and lotions, and in relaxing bath blends.
Chaparral Leaf - Larrea tridentata Chaparral is an aromatic flowering bush found in the deserts of western North America and parts of Mexico. It is also known as creosote bush because it contains a sticky, resinous gum with a strong, distinctive aroma.
Chaste Tree Berries - Vitex agnus-castus Chaste tree berries are often used as a female tonic. They benefit both the body and the mind through their balancing and normalizing properties, and they're often used for support during change-of-life periods. May have a calming and soothing effect. May relieve muscle cramps, regulate and normalize hormone levels and menstrual cycles. May increase and improve breastmilk. May be good for symptoms of PMS and menopause. Should not be used during pregnancy. Should not be given to children.
Chervil Leaf – May act as a diuretic, an expectorant, a stimulant, a dissolver of congealed blood, healer of eczema, a digestive aid. May help high blood pressure, gout, kidney stones, pleurisy, dropsy, and menstrual problems.
Chia Seed - Chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds. And it has another advantage over flax: chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don't deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid. And, unlike flax, they do not have to be ground to make their nutrients available to the body. Chia seeds also provide fiber (25 grams give you 6.9 grams of fiber) as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.
Chickweed Herb - Stellaria media Chickweed is a low growing annual native to Europe that is common fare for chickens, hence the name. It is often prepared as a soothing ointment or skin cream. (Starweed) May relieve nasal congestion. May lower blood lipids. May be useful for bronchitis, circulatory problems, colds, coughs, skin diseases and warts (applied topically).
Chicory Root - Cichorium intybus Chicory is the long, thin taproot of a perennial plant closely related to endive. Native to Europe, it is naturalized throughout the U.S. It can be eaten fresh as a vegetable, and dried it makes a satisfying tea.
Chicory Root Roasted - Cichorium intybus A hardy perennial best known for its association with coffee, it produces a more 'roasted' flavor, with no caffeine. Some coffees offer blends with up to 30% chicory, which cuts down on the caffeine content.
Chipotle Chili powder - Use the kick of chili pepper (with or without an added array of complimentary spices) to create lively Mexican or Tex-Mex fare. Or experiment with each variety (and in unexpected places) to keep everyone on their toes.
Cilantro Leaf - An herbaceous annual, cilantro is a member of the Umbelliferae family, along with parsley, dill and cumin.
Cinnamon (Powdered Ceylon) - Sourced from Sri Lanka, Ceylon or "true cinnamon" has a subtle, sweet-but-warm flavor.
Cinnamon - The most popular of spices - comes from the bark of an evergreen tree. Cinnamon's sweet, spicy and warm fragrance adds pungent sweetness to your favorite baked goodies. You can also use it to add a depth of flavor to savory dishes as well.
Cinnamon Sticks & Granules - Whole organic cinnamon sticks, for a flavorful, festive addition to warm drinks. Serve each cup with its own cinnamon swirler.
Cleavers Herb - Galium aparine Cleavers is so named because it has tiny hooked bristles that cleave to other plants, animals and people. Cleavers is a gentle purifying herb that is often used as a tonic. May act as a diuretic. May be used for bladder problems and kidney stones. When used as a wash, may fade freckles, alleviate sunburn, and treat psoriasis.
Cloves – May have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-parasitic properties. May help fight infection and relieve arthritis. May act as a blood purifier and give the immune system a boost. May act as a digestive aid and relieve flatulence, loose stools, indigestion and nausea.
Cloves Powdered - Organic, aromatic clove powder for seasoning baked goods, beverages and cereals.
Colon Cleanse - Organic psyllium husks, organic flax seed, organic rhubarb, organic ginger, organic licorice, and bentonite clay. Warning: This product contains Rhubarb Root (Rheum palmatum). Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain because Rhubarb Root may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea or if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. CHOKING: Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have difficulty in swallowing. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.
Comfrey Leaf - Symphytum officinale Comfrey leaves have tiny surface hairs which make them hard to dry quickly without spoiling. Allantoin, a consitituent in comfrey, makes the leaves a useful emollient in lotions, creams, and hair rinses. May speed the healing of wounds and many skin conditions. May be beneficial for bedsores, bites or stings, bruises, inflamed bunions, burns, dermatitis, dry skin, bleeding hemorrhoids, leg ulcers, nosebleeds, psoriasis, scabies, skin rashes and sunburn. May cause liver damage if taken internally. External use is generally considered safe. Should not be used during pregnancy.
Coriander Seed - Whole coriander seed for flavorful curries, salsas, dips and grains.
Coriander Seed Powder - Warm, citrusy and fragrant ground coriander for cookies and cakes, curries and chili.
Cramp Bark - Viburnum opulus Cramp Bark, also known as Highbush Cranberry, is native to Europe, Asia and Africa, though it's grown worldwide as an ornamental shrub. The bark, often prepared as a tea, has a strong aroma and a bitter flavor. (Guelder Rose) May relieve muscle spasms and pain. May be good for menstrual cramps. May be useful for lower back and leg spasms. Should be avoided during pregnancy.
Cumin Seed powder - One of the world's most popular spices, cumin is extremely aromatic, with a warm, spicy, slightly bitter, earthy flavor. Cumin seeds are enjoyed around the world but especially in North African, Middle Eastern, Indian and Mexican cuisines.
Damiana Leaf - Turnera diffusa var. aphrodisiaca Damiana is a flowering shrub with aromatic leaves. A native of Mexico, Central America, and the Southwest, it has long been used to make lovers' teas, flavored wines and cordials. May stimulate muscle contractions of the intestinal tract and delivery of oxygen to the genital area. May be used as an energy tonic and aphrodisiac and to remedy sexual and hormonal problems. Interferes with iron absorption when taken internally.
Dandelion Leaf - Taraxacum officinale Dandelion is native to all temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Though viewed as a nuisance weed by many, the fresh leaves are a tasty and nutritious addition to salads. May act as a diuretic, cleanse the blood and liver, increase bile production, reduce serum cholesterol and uric acid levels. May improve May improve kidney, pancreas, spleen and stomach function. May relieve menopausal symptoms. May be useful for abscesses, anemia, boils, breast tumors, cirrhosis of the liver, constipation, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice and rheumatism. May be helpful in the prevention of age spots and breast cancer. Do not combine with prescription diuretics. Not recommended for people with gallstones or biliary tract obstruction.
Dandelion Root - Taraxacum officinale The root of the common dandelion, long prized by herbalists for its cleansing action, is also packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Almost every herbal tradition has noted it as a useful tonic for the liver and gallbladder. May act as a diuretic, cleanse the blood and liver, increase bile production, reduce serum cholesterol and uric acid levels. May improve kidney, pancreas, spleen and stomach function. May relieve menopausal symptoms. May be useful for abscesses, anemia, boils, breast tumors, cirrhosis of the liver, constipation, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice and rheumatism. May be helpful in the prevention of age spots and breast cancer. Do not combine with prescription diuretics. Not recommended for people with gallstones or biliary tract obstruction.
Dandelion Root Roasted - May act as a diuretic, cleanse the blood and liver, increase bile production, reduce serum cholesterol and uric acid levels. May improve May improve kidney, pancreas, spleen and stomach function. May relieve menopausal symptoms. May be useful for abscesses, anemia, boils, breast tumors, cirrhosis of the liver, constipation, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice and rheumatism. May be helpful in the prevention of age spots and breast cancer. Do not combine with prescription diuretics. Not recommended for people with gallstones or biliary tract obstruction.
Devil's Claw Root - Devil's claw root, or Harpagophytum procumbens, originates in South Africa. Commonly known as Grapple plant or wood spider, these herbs are members of the same plant family as sesame. The name Devil's claw root comes from the fact that the fruit of these herbs have an unusual, hooked or horned shape. There are other herbs known commonly as Devil's club, but they are not the same herbs. Harpagophytum procumbens natural herbs are a good source of beta sitosterol and harpagoside. These herbs have been used historically for a variety of complaints. However, if you have ulcers, including those of the gastric and duodenal varieties, then you will want to avoid using this herb.
Dong Quai Root (Dang Gui) - Angelica sinensis Dong Quai, also known as female ginseng, is native to China where it has traditionally been used as a tonic for the female organs. May act as a mild sedative, laxative, diuretic, antispasmodic and pain reliever. May improve the blood. May strengthen the reproductive system and assist in the body's use of hormones. May be used to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. May be used to alleviate PMS. Should not be used during pregnancy. Should not be used by people that have diabetes or are light-sensitive.
Dulse Flakes - Dulse is a red algae that grows on the northern coasts of the Altantic and Pacific oceans. Long enjoyed as a nutritous food in Iceland and coastal areas of North American, it is now used as a seasoning or sea vegetable. Add to soups, stir-frys or mix with other vegetables.
Dragon Blood Resin - The fiery red coloration of Daemonorops draco makes it easy to see how these herbs we offer got the common name of Dragon's Blood. These herbs are found in tropical regions of Indonesia in Southeast Asia and are known in this part of the world as djerang and jerang. The fruit looks like round red balls, and the resin hydrocarbon secretion that covers the immature fruit of the palm are extracted by being broken off from the fruit, and this is what is used to make Dragon's Blood. The resin is shaped into a solid orb, and this is what it looks like when it comes to market. In ancient times, Daemonorops draco was used for such applications as dyes and varnishes, medicines and incense. In China, furniture makers used the Dragon's Blood resin to color wooden furniture, while paper used for special events such as the Chinese New Year were tinted with Dragon's Blood. This dried herb is no longer used internally today, but its colorful properties make it useful to artists and craftspeople.
Echinacea - Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea purpurea Echinacea, commonly referred to as "coneflower" is a genus of nine different herbacious plants native to North America. The two primary species used in herbal preparations are E. Angustifolia and E. Purpurea, which are often used interchangeably. May fight inflammation and bacterial and viral infections. May stimulate white blood cells. May support the immune and lymphatic systems. May be useful for allergies, colds, colic, flu, and other infectious illnesses. May also be helpful for snakebites. Should be used with caution by people who are allergic to ragweed or to plants in the sunflower family. Should not be taken for prolonged periods by people with auto-immune disorders, as it stimulates the immune system.
Elder Berries - Sambucus nigra Elder berries are dark purple fruits with a sweet-tart, fruity flavor. They make tasty, warming winter cordials, teas, syrups and wines. Elder berries contain bioflavonoids and vitamin C. May increase resistance to viruses, cold and flu and treat chronic congestion, allergies, ear infections and cadidiasis. May be used to treat rheumatism. Mildly laxative and may help with diarrhea. Should not be taken during pregnancy.
Elder Berry Powder - Potassium nitrate, sambucin, sambunigrin, sugars. The complex sugars of the berries are the immune-active fraction.
Elder European Berries - Elderberries are dark purple fruits with a sweet-tart, fruity flavor. They make tasty, warming winter cordials, teas, syrups and wines. Elderberries contain bioflavonoids and vitamin C.
Elder Flowers - Sambucus nigra Elder flowers come from the same plant as elder berries and, like the berries, contain bioflavonoids. Elder flowers are used in teas, skin care salves, lotions and washes, cosmetics, and to make a soothing gargle. May be used for coughs, colds and flu. An infusion produces a mild perspiration that may aid in the reduction of fever. May increase resistance to infection and treat chronic congestion, allergies, ear infections and cadidiasis. An infusion may reduce the severity of hay fever attacks if taken for some months before hay fever season. May be of value in the treatment of arthritic conditions. Should not be taken during pregnancy.
Elecampane Root - Inula helenium Elecampane is a tall, showy perennial member of the sunflower family, native to Central and Southern Europe. It's been used historically as a flavoring for wines, aromatic bitters, liqueurs, candies and sweets, and as an ingredient in syrups, lozenges and herbal tea blends.
Eucalyptus Leaf - Eucalyptus globulus Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia. The leaves contain eucalyptol, a common flavoring ingredient in commercial mouthwash, cough drops and vaporizer fluids.
Eyebright Herb - Euphrasia officinalis Eyebright, Euphrasia officinalis is a semiparasitic plant with roots that attach to some grasses. Eyebright herb is often used in a poultice.
Fennel Seed - Fennel Seed, which derives from the Foeniculum vulgare herb, is a wonderful seasoning for a range of dishes.
Fenugreek Seed - These seeds like other dried seeds may germinate under proper conditions. However, herb and spice seeds sold by Frontier are not intended for sprouting purposes and in many cases will not germinate.
Feverfew Flowering Tops - Tanacetum parthenium Feverfew is a daisy-like perennial that can be found growing throughout the United States and Canada. As the name suggests, it was historically used for fevers, though current research is studying its efficacy for head health.
Flax Seed - Whole, organic flax seed, with a high oil content and fresh, slightly nutty flavor.
Frankincense - Boswellia carteri In ancient times, frankincense was used by upper-class Egyptians to ward off foul odors, which were associated with evil. It is still burned as incense today but needs an outside heat source, such as incense charcoal, to burn. Frankincense is an oleo-gum-resin that seeps from the tree when the bark is injured or cut. The liquid solidifies on contact with air into globular chunks or "tears." When ground, frankincense powder quickly hardens again upon air exposure. The resinous, dry and balsamic aroma is a component of many perfumes.
Frankincense Powder - Dried resin, collected from stems and trunk. Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Crystallized Ginger – May provide relief from many digestive ailments including indigestion, nausea, gas and colic. May also relieve motion and morning sicknesses. May fight inflammation, cleanse the colon, reduce spasms and cramps and stimulate circulation. A strong antioxidant and antimicrobial agent for sores and wounds. May protect the liver and stomach. May be useful for bowel disorders, respiratory conditions, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. Not recommended for people who take anticoagulants or have gallstones. Not recommended for extended use during pregnancy.
Garlic Granules - Just a touch of granulated garlic will season red and white pasta sauces, seafood and meat marinades, butters and dips. Use 1/4 teaspoon of garlic granules in place of one fresh clove.
Garlic Powder - Garlic is the root of the Allium sativum plant, which is a member of the onion family of plants. The root is in the form of a bulb that consists of several individual cloves of garlic. Like onions, Garlic sweetens in flavor as it is cooked. Garlic has antiseptic and disinfectant properties.
Ginger Root - May provide relief from many digestive ailments including indigestion, nausea, gas and colic. May also relieve motion and morning sicknesses. May fight inflammation, cleanse the colon, reduce spasms and cramps and stimulate circulation. A strong antioxidant and antimicrobial agent for sores and wounds. May protect the liver and stomach. May be useful for bowel disorders, respiratory conditions, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. Not recommended for people who take anticoagulants or have gallstones. Not recommended for extended use during pregnancy.
Ginkgo Leaf - Ginkgo biloba The ginkgo tree is an old species with fossils dating its existence back more than 270 million years ago. The leaves and nuts have a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with leaf preparations being popular throughout the western world today. – May improve brain function by increasing circulation and oxygenation. May slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and relieve leg cramps. May be beneficial for asthma, dementia, depression, eczema, headaches, heart and kidney disorders, memory loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Consult a professional healthcare provider before use if taking prescription blood thinners or over the counter painkillers as it can result in internal bleeding.
Ginseng Root American, White - Panax quinquefolius American ginseng was first used by Native Americans, but was "discovered" in 1715 by a Jesuit missionary in Canada. American ginseng is used like Asian ginseng, except that it's considered more cooling and balancing (more yin).
White Korean Ginseng Root – May strengthen the adrenal and reproductive glands. May enhance immune function, promote lung function and stimulate the appetite. May be useful for bronchitis, circulatory problems, diabetes, infertility, lack of energy and stress. May be used to ease withdrawal from cocaine and to protect against the effects of radiation exposure. May help improve drug or alcohol related liver dysfunction in older adults. Should not be taken by people with hypoglycemia, high blood pressure, heart disorders, asthma or insomnia. Should not be used by pregnant women or nursing mothers.
Goat's Rue - Warning: Goat's Rue may interfere with effective diabetes treatment.
Goji - Lycium barbarum Goji berries, also called lycium or wolfberries, are a well-respected tonic herb used as part of the centuries-old tradition of Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM). These tasty berries can be eaten as is, made into a tea, or added to soups and stews. May act as a blood tonic, improve the circulation and absorption of nutrients by the cells. May help with dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision and wasting conditions. May act as a liver and kidney tonic and improve eyesight
Goldenseal - Hydrastis canadensis Goldenseal is a perennial North American native plant known for its ability to "enhance seasonal resistance."* Due to its popularity and the loss of habitat, goldenseal is listed in various states as threatened or endangered. We sell only certified organic cultivated goldenseal. * Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Gotu Kola Herb - Centella asiatica Gota kola, also known as Asiatic pennywort, is a small annual herb native to parts of Asia and northern Australia. A mild adaptogen, preparations of the dry herb are popular throughout the world. In its native land, however, it is eaten raw as an afternoon pick-me-up. – May help eliminate excess fluids, decrease fatigue and depression, increase sex drive, shrink tissues and stimulate the central nervous system. May promote wound healing. May be good for varicose veins and heart and liver function. May be useful for cardiovascular and circulatory disorders, fatigue, connective tissue disorders, kidney stones, poor appetite and sleep disorders. May cause dermatitis if applied topically.
Gravel Root - Eupatorium purpureum Gravel Root is an herbaceous perennial plant native to North America. The name originated at a time when kidney stones were often referred to as kidney gravel.
Gymnena Leaf powder - The Gymnema sylvestre tree, which produces Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf, is a native to the tropical forests of southern India. Wildcrafted herbs such as these have been part of India's traditional Ayurvedic medicine for some two thousand years.
Hemp Seed Hulled - Hemp seed has been used with other medicinal herbs for at least 10,000 years and oil pressed from hemp seed granules is also said to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Hibiscus Flowers - Hibiscus sabdariffa Hibiscus, also known as rosemallow, is a flowering plant belonging to the same family as cocoa and cotton. The flowers are popular as an herbal tea, especially in Caribbean and Latin American countries. They are often combined with other herbs or fruit juices and they impart a cheery red color and tart flavor. May have a soothing effect on the mucus membranes of the respiratory and digestive tracts. May be useful in regulating menstruation, easing pain of cramps. May act as a stimulant.
Honeysuckle Flower- Despite the fact that it is an irritant to some gardeners, cut Honeysuckle Flowers are edible and tasty in a salad made from organic herbs and greens; by removing the blossom, one can extract a sweet-tasting nectar that is used to add flavor to wine, sugar syrups and even ice cream and sherbet.
Horehound Herb - Marrubium vulgare As a popular folk remedy for hundreds of years, horehound was planted throughout Europe and brought with settlers to North America, where it quickly became naturalized. It is a typical herb of cottage gardens, where it is harvested for use in tea and candy. The genus name 'marrubium' is believed to be derived from a Hebrew word meaning 'bitter juice'.
Horsetail Herb (Shavegrass) - Equisetum arvense L., Equisetum hyemale L. or arvense L. Horsetail is also known as scouring rush, shavegrass, bottlebrush or pewter wort. Because of its large quantity of silica, it was used to clean metal. Our horsetail consists of the sterile, aerial parts harvested in the summer months between June and August.
Hydrangea Root - Hydrangea arborescens Hydrangea is a flowering shrub native to the United States and Asia. The root is traditionally used as a tea, though it is also available in capsule and extract forms and is useful in toning the liver and kidneys. May act as a diuretic by stimulating the kidneys. May be good for bladder infection, kidney disease, obesity and prostate disorders. When combined with gravel root, may be good for kidney stones. The leaves of this plant can be toxic and should not be consumed.
Hyssop Herb - Hyssopus officinalis Hyssop is renown from early times as a holy herb for cleansing and purification of temples and other holy places. Hyssop today is primarily used as a tea or as a gargle. It is often combined with horehound herb.
Jasmine Flowers - Jasminum officinale Jasmine is a genus of very fragrant flowering shrubs and vines native to the tropical regions of Europe, Asia and Africa. Along with its popularity in aromatherapy and perfumery, it is also popular as an herbal tea, alone or mated with green or black tea.
Juniper Berries - Juniperus communis Juniper Berries are spicy, sweet, with a piney aroma. They are delicious in stews and soups and with meats (especially wild game). They also give gin its distinctive flavor and are a common flavor ingredient in bitters.
Kava Kava Root - Kava Kava Root, also known as Piper methysticum, has mild sedative properties. Piper methysticum, or Kava Kava Root, is a unique herb found in the tropics and contains compounds known as kavalactones. These compounds may help to keep your mind calm, sharp and clear. Warning: US FDA advises that a potential risk of rare, but severe, liver injury may be associated with Kava. Consult a health care practitioner before use, and if taking any medications. Discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur. Not for use by persons under 18 years of age, with alcoholic beverages, or by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Excessive use, or use with products that cause drowsiness, may impair your ability to operate a vehicle or dangerous equipment.
Kelp Granules & Kelp Powder - Dried Kelp, or seaweed, which naturally grows along shallow coastlines around the world, can be cultivated and used as an excellent source of iodine, iron, calcium and vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E. Organic kelp is also an excellent salt substitute.
Lavender Flowers - Lavandula angustifolia The fresh, sweet aroma of lavender has relaxing and uplifting qualities that leave users with a sense of calm and balance, making it one of today's most popular scents. Lavender is a gentle, multi-purpose herb. Lavender flowers have been used throughout history, to encourage love and passion, as a soothing component in skin care, hair care and cosmetic products, and in an array of perfumes, colognes and bath products.
Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis Lemon balm is a sweet, lemony scented herb in the mint family that's native to Europe and the Mediterranean region. Its subtle lemon flavor with mint and herb undertones makes it a popular relaxing tea.
Lemon Peel - Lemon Peel is derived from the fruit of Citrus limon which is cultivated in warmer climates across the globe and also known the common lemon. Organic Lemon Peel Powder is an excellent source of calcium, potassium and vitamin A.
Lemon Verbena - Aloysia citriodora Lemon verbena is a very fragrant flowering shrub native to South America, where it's used to make tea. While not as well known as other lemony herbs, it is well worth getting to know as it is one of the most flavorful of this class of herbs.
Lemongrass - Cymbopogon citratus Lemongrass has a fresh, light, lemony flavor and scent that is a staple in many ethnic cuisines, including Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian. It's also used in hair and skin care products and for scenting perfumes and room sprays.
Lemongrass tea is perhaps the most popular use of lemongrass herb. It's delicious hot and cold, and it combines well with many other herbs in herbal tea blends.
Licorice Root - Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza uralensis Licorice is the root of a perennial herb native to Europe and Asia. Along with its popularity as a flavoring agent in foods and beverages, it has also been used to make coughs more productive and as a vitalizing herbal tonic.
Lobelia Leaf - The Lobelia inflata, or Lobelia Herb, is named after the botanist Matthias de Lobel, and is an erect annual or biennial herb, growing one to two feet high. The stalks of the lower leaves and flower are pale violet-blue in color and tinted pale yellow within. Several species of the Lobelia inflata, or Lobelia Herb, are grown throughout English gardens for the splendor of its flowers, coming in every shade of scarlet, purple, and blue.
Lovage Root - Levisticum officinale Lovage is a flowering plant native to Europe and naturalized throughout the United States. The root has a spicy,somewhat sweet flavor and its main constituent, quercetin, has been found in studies to be the one of the most active of the flavonoids.
Lungwort Leaf - Pulmonaria officinalis Lungwort is a flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. It contains allantoin, the same constituent in comfrey that makes it valuable for use in salves and ointments for damaged skin.
Marshmallow Root - Althaea officinalis Marshmallow root is valued for its soothing and protecting mucilage and is used in teas, syrups, poultices, ointments and lozenges.
Marjoram Leaf - A versatile seasoning, marjoram adds delightful aroma and minty, sweet taste to dressings, soups, butters and sauces. It's a key ingredient in several classic spice blends--like fines herbs and bouquet garni.
Meadowsweet Herb - Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet, also known as queen of the meadow, is native to Europe and Asia, and today is naturalized throughout North America. It acquired some fame in the late 1800's when the German drug company, Bayer, synthesized acetylsalicylic acid, based on the structure of the naturally occuring salicylic acid found in meadowsweet--and named its new product, aspirin, after the plant's old botanical name, Spirea.
Mistletoe Herb - Mistletoe is an evergreen parasitic vine that grows attached to and within the branches of a host tree. There are several species, with the European species held in highest regard by herbalists.
Milk Thistle - Silybum marianum Milk thistle seed is used as a liver tonic, to "support healthy liver function**" and overall well being. The hard, dark-colored seeds are ground and used to make a tea or tincture, encapsulated, or added to foods. The whole seeds are also sometimes added to foods.
** Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Milk Thistle Seed Powder - Milk Thistle Seed is world renowned for centuries because of a natural compound called silymarin found in it. Silybum marianum or Milk Thistle Seeds are native to the Mediterranean region and grow wild throughout the countryside's of Europe, North America and Australia. Milk Thistle Seeds Powder contains a flavonoid complex known as silymarin, which is the component responsible for all of the herb's purported medical benefits.
Motherwort Herb - Leonurus cardiaca Motherwort is literally mother’s herb, a name the plant acquired because of its historical use by anxious mothers. The plant is large, easy to grow, and quite striking -- but prickly. The leaves are most often used in herbal teas.
Mugwort Herb - Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort is a bushy plant with gray-green, very bitter-tasting leaves. One of its more interesting uses is in sleep pillows, where its inclusion is said to encourage vivid dreaming. It's also used as a bitter tonic.
Mullein Leaf - Verbascum thapsus The large, velvety leaves of the mullein plant make a soothing herbal tea. As an ingredient in salves and poultices, they have the same soothing effect on the skin.
Mustard, Yellow Powder - Organic ground mustard seed for hot, tangy flavor in condiments and other savory recipes
Mustard, Yellow Seed - Whole yellow mustard seed for hot, tangy flavor in sauerkraut, pickles and curries.
Myrrh Gum - Commiphora myrrha Myrrh is the dried sap of the Commiphora Myrrha tree, native to Yemen, Somalia and Ethiopia. It is used extensively in aromatherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayervedic medicine.
Neem Leaf - Azadirachta indica Neem is a fast growing evergreen tree native to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Pakistan. Locally it is referred to as the "Divine Tree," "Heal All," "Nature's Drugstore," and is regularly prescribed in Ayervedic medicine.
Nettle - Urtica dioica Stinging nettle is a perennial herb originating in Eurasia, but now naturalized over much of the world. Its many documented uses, from as far back as the Bronze Age, led to its seed being carried to numerous regions by settlers, where the plant soon escaped cultivation. The whole stinging nettle plant is valuable — leaves, seeds and roots. Its uses include food, traditional remedies, a fiber source, a dye plant and a rejuvenating spring tonic.
Nigella Seeds - Common Names: Black Cumin Seeds, Nigelia, Fennel Flower, Roman Coriander.
Nutmeg, Whole & Nutmeg Pieces - Warm-sweet nutmeg adds depth to desserts and savory dishes alike. Sprinkle it on your eggnog, but try it on your potatoes, too!
Oatstraw, Green Tops - Avena sativa Oats straw is the green top of the oat plant, harvested when the seed is at the milky stage, before it's fully ripe. The herb is nutritive and soothing to itchy, flaky skin and is used in baths, lotions and skin washes. It also makes a comforting herbal tea.
Olive Leaf - Olea europaea Olive trees are small evergreens native to the Mediterranean from which olives, olive oil and olive leaves are obtained. Olive leaf was the first botanical cited in the Bible as a natural healer, "The fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine."
Onion Granules - Convenient, easily dispersible granules for use in blends, meats, canned and frozen foods.
Onion, Toasted Flakes - Onion flakes can be substituted for fresh onions in any recipe. Use them in sautés, dressings, sauces, stir-frys and dips. To rehydrate, soak 1 part onion in 2 parts water for 30 minutes. Use 3 tablespoons onion flakes in place of one fresh onion.
Orange Peel Granules - Citrus sinensis is a major natural source of vitamin C, along with antioxidants and pectin.
Orange Peel (Citrus Sinensis) - Citrus sinensis is a major natural source of vitamin C, along with antioxidants and pectin.
Oregano Leaf - A wonderful addition to so many dishes that you prepare for family and friends.
Oregon Grape Root - Mahonia aquifolium Oregon Grape is an evergreen shrub related to the barberry. It is commonly employed as an alternative to Goldenseal, due in part to their similar berberine content.
Paprika, Hungarian - A sweet but sassy relative of the chili pepper, paprika is used to add warm, natural color and mildly spicy flavor to soups, stews, grains, and a variety of hors d'ouvres.
Paprika Powder Smoked - Bulk Paprika Powder is made from finely grinding dried chili peppers. Like the peppers from which it is derived, paprika can be sweet or hot in flavor. Ingredients: Paprika Powder, Hungarian, Hot: Hungarian paprika and cayenne pepper.
Parsley Flakes - Parsley Leaf, derived from the Petroselinum crispum biennial plant, is a well known herb commonly used in cuisines found around the world. Parsley is grown in two forms, the curly leaf variety and the Italian flat leaf form. While the curly leaf form is commonly seen as a garnish to foods, the flat leaf form of the herb is often preferred by chefs for its ease in cleaning and preparation for use in dishes, and some think that it has a superior flavor to the curly leaf.
Parsley Root - Petroselinum crispum Parsley is a bright green herb native to Iran, though it can be found in culinary gardens throughout the Middle East, Europe and the United States. A tea steeped from the root is a popular breath freshener.
Passion Flower Herb - Passiflora incarnata Passion Flower, also known as Maypop, is a climbing vine native to the Southern United States, where it has enjoyed a long history of use by Native Americans. Commonly taken as a tea, it has calming and soothing properties.
Patchouli Leaf - Patchouli enjoys the distinction of being both well-known and lesser known. Most are familiar with its scent and its uses in aromatherapy, but not with the wide range of conditions it may help. There is little conclusive research to support the use of patchouli in medicinal preparations, but its properties are well known. In addition to its medicinal and perfumery uses, patchouli also repels insects, and is often used in the east to scent bed linens and keep fleas and other pests at bay.
Pau d'Arco Bark - Tabebuia impetiginosa Pau d'Arco is the inner bark of a tropical tree native to Central and South America. The tea brewed from this species is commonly referred to as Lapacho or Taheebo and contains lapachol, quercetin and flavonoids.
Peppermint Leaf - Mentha piperita, Mentha x piperita Peppermint is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe, it is now widely cultivated throughout the world. Sometimes referred to as "the world's oldest medicine" it has been used for centuries to settle tummy upset and freshen breath.
Pineapple, Diced - Pineapple is an excellent source of dietary fiber, one serving providing 14% of daily requirements. Dices can be used in baked goods, salads, sauces, trail mixes, hot cereals, muffins, scones, fruit cakes, or eaten right out of the bag.
Plantain Leaf - Plantago major or lanceolata Plantain, also known as Greater Plantain or Common Plantain, is a small herbaceous plant native to Europe and Asia. It is often found growing near stinging nettles, where an extraction of the juice from its leaves brings quick relief to the pain inflicted by the nettle.
Poppy Seed - Whole, A-1 Grade poppy seed, for crunchy texture and slightly nutty flavor in baked goods.
Prickly Ash - Zanthoxylum clava-herculis Prickly Ash is a spiny tree or shrub native to the southeastern United States. It's sometimes referred to as "toothache tree" or "tingle tongue" due to the numbing sensation produced by chewing on the leaves or bark.
Psyllium - Plantago ovata Psyllium, also known as blonde psyllium, is a low growing herb native to Iran, Pakistan and India. It is the main ingredient in the commercial dietary supplements "Metamucil" and "Citrucel".
Raspberry, Red Leaf - Rubus idaeus Red raspberry leaf is used to make a tasty tea and is often combined with other tea herbs to give the beverages a more robust flavor. Raspberry contains tannins that give it an astringent flavor and make it a wonderful toning herb.
Red Clover Blossoms - Trifolium pratense Red Clover is a perennial native to Europe, Asia and Africa. It's most recognizable use is as a fodder crop, however its phytoestrogen content has made it a popular supplement for women.
Reishi Mushroom Red & Powder - Anoderma lucidum is the Latin name for these wonderful mushrooms that are used in Chinese medical herbal traditions. Ganoderma lucidum, like all mushrooms, is the fruit of a fungus. They can be found on top of the ground or growing on trees.
Rose Buds & Petals Red - Red Rose Buds and Petals are often used for their aromatic properties, which add a wonderful scent to sachets, potpourri and herbal body care blends.
Rosehips - Rosa canina Rosehips, or rose haws, are the fruit of wild roses, also known as the "dog rose.". They are a popular addition to a variety of herbal tea blends.
Rosehips Seedless - Rosa canina Rosehips, or rose haws, are the fruit of wild roses, also known as the "dog rose". They are a popular addition to a variety of herbal tea blends.
Rosemary Leaf - Rosemary's woody scent and minty flavor bring a balsamic deliciousness to sweet and savory dishes alike.
Roses - Rosa centifolia, Rosa gallica Prized for it's delicate beauty and intoxicating fragrance, rose buds and petals are a staple of potpouri blends and sachets.
Sage Leaf - Sage Leaf is from a plant native to the Mediterranean, where it has long been used as a cooking herb as well as for therapeutic purposes.
Sage, White Tops (Incense) - Salvia apiana White Sage, also called incense sage, is native to the Southwestern United States and was revered as a sacred herb by Native Americans there. Branches of white sage are burned as incense, for purification, and in sweat baths. This sage is not used as a spice.
Sarsaparilla - Hemidesmus indicus, Smilax regelii Sarsaparilla refers to two separate genus of plants, one native to South Asia (primarily India), the other native to Central and South America. Primarilly used as a flavoring for beverages, it is traditionally used in cordials and tonics as a blood purifier and detox agent.
Sassafras Leaf - Sassafras albidium Sassafras is a sturdy tree found in the bayous of Louisiana. When the tree is young, its leaves are shaped like "mittens," sometimes with two "thumbs." The leaf is primarily used to thicken and to season.
Sassafras Root Bark - Sassafras albidium Sassafras is a tree that grows natively in North America. It has fruit and small yellow flowers that bloom. The bark was used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes.
Saw Palmetto Berries - Serenoa repens Saw palmetto is a small, palm-like plant found in swampy areas, and along the Atlantic coast of the United States. The fruit is a dark purple-to-black berry rich in fatty acids and phytosterols. It is used to promote prostate health.
Schisandra Berries (Wu Wei Zi)* - Schisandra chinensis The first recorded use of schisandra berries is found in China's earliest text of herbal medicine, where it was used as a general tonic due to its effects and reputation as an adaptogen.
Scullcap Herb - Scutellaria lateriflora Skullcap is an herb that grows uncultivated in the marshy lands of Canada, the northern and eastern parts of the United States, and southeast Asia. In China, the plant roots are known as huang quin, and employed to ease several conditions.
Sea Buck Thorn Berries*
Senna Leaf - Cassia angustifolia, Senna alexandrina Senna is native to tropical Africa and cultivated in Egypt, the Sudan and elsewhere. People in northern Africa and southwestern Asia have used senna to support healthy bowel function for centuries.
Sesame Seed - Often used in Chinese cuisine to flavor stir-fry and rice dishes, black sesame seeds are also great for encrusting fish and chicken. Use black sesame seeds to add texture and a mild nutty flavor to meats and vegetables.
Shavegrass Herb - Equisetum arvense is the Latin botanical name for Shavegrass Herb. It is often commonly referred to as horsetail, bottle brush, equisetum or scouring rush. Shavegrass Herb contains silica, calcium and potassium. Equisetum arvense should not be used if you have renal or cardiac dysfunction.
Sheep Sorrel Herb - Rumex acetosella Sheep sorrel, which grows wild, is much smaller than either French or garden sorrel, and is often tinged a deep red hue. Also called sour-grass, because of its sharp taste. One of its main uses is in the herbal tea, Essiac.
Shepherd's Purse Herb* - Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's purse gets its name from the shape of the herb's fruit, which resembles purses Europeans once hung from their belts. Shepherd's purse can be found almost anywhere in the world. It has long beleived to be an astringent agent.
Slippery Elm Bark - Ulmus rubra Slippery Elm is a small tree native to North America. The bark is harvested from the tree in the early spring and the outer bark is scraped off, leaving the mucilage-rich inner bark. The soothing mucilage is used in ointments, poultices, throat lozenges and skin care products.
Spearmint Leaf - Mentha spicata A parent of peppermint and one of the oldest mints cultivated, spearmint is used to flavor all types of foods, such as jellies, jams, candies, sauces, desserts and fruit dishes. It is also used to flavor and fragrance toothpaste, mouthwash, lozenges and chewing gum. Spearmint makes a refreshing herbal tea and is delicious iced or hot.
Spirulina Powder - Spirulina, also known as Spirulina platensis, is a blue-green algae. Today, Spirulina platensis is mostly grown in the United States, India, Thailand, China and Taiwan.
Star Anise - Anise Star, which is also known as Chinese anise and Illicium verum, is an extremely popular spice for deserts and baking. Europeans use Anise Star in cakes, cookies, and sweet breads. In the Middle East and India, it is used in soups and stews. Its licorice-like flavor is also popular in candies, and its oil is often used in fine liqueurs. In addition to its aromatic scent and delicious flavor, Anise Star also has expectorant, anti-spasmodic, carminative, anti-microbial and galactogogue properties.
Stevia Extract Powder* - Stevia rebaudiana Stevia, also known as sweetleaf or sugarleaf, is a member of the sunflower family and native to South and Central America. It is 300 times as sweet as sugar and widely utilized as a sugar substitute.
Stevia Leaf - Stevia Leaf has been in the news in the last few years because it offers a naturally sweet taste with no calories, making it very useful for those trying to watch their weight as well as their sugar intake.
Stevia Herb - Stevia rebaudiana Stevia, also known as sweetleaf or sugarleaf, is a member of the sunflower family and native to South and Central America. It is 300 times as sweet as sugar and widely utilized as a sugar substitute.
St. John's Wort Herb - Saint John's Wort, so-called because it is traditionally harvested on St. John's Day, is a striking perennial herb indigenous to Europe. It is one of the most popular medicinal herbs in the United States with its primary use being to balance the mood.
Tarragon Leaf - A sweet, fresh seasoning with a bit of a bite that enlivens dressings, sauces and fish.
Tomato Flakes - These rehydrate quickly to add depth and zest to recipes. Use in place of sun-dried tomatoes. Recommended for soups, vegetable dishes, stews and salads.
Thyme Leaf - The herb thyme is a popular flavoring for a wide variety of dishes in several different cuisines from around the world.
Turmeric Root - An Asian cooking staple with a warm aroma, bright color and gingery/peppery taste.
Usnea, Whole - This lichen goes by the name of Old Man's Beard, which is supposedly reminiscent of its appearance as it grows on tree branches. It is found all over the world.
Uva Ursi Leaf - Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Uva Ursi is a low growing evergreen native to North America, Asia and Europe. It is also commonly referred to as bearberry, because its bright red berries are a favorite of bears. It supports a healthy urinary tract.
Valerian Root - Valeriana officinalis Valerian is well known for its strong, distinct aroma, which only develops after the roots are dried. One of the most calming and deeply relaxing herbs we know of, valerian is often used in bedtime formulas and sleep pillows.
Vanilla Beans Bourbon* - Our pure, organic vanilla bean powder is just that - powdered organic vanilla beans, with nothing added (no sugar, no fillers, etc.).
Vervain Herb Organic - Also known by the Latin botanical name of Verbena officinalis and common names European Vervain, Pigeon's Grass and Enchanter's Herb.
Violet Leaf - The European or sweet violet is cultivated for its beautiful and fragrant flowers that are also used in perfumes, flavorings, and herbal medicines. Violets have been used in traditional folk medicine for thousands of years. The Greeks considered the violet a symbol of fertility and love, and were known to add it to any love potion that they made. The young leaves and flower buds can be eaten raw or cooked. They make a very good salad, and a tea made from the flower or leaves is equally as tasty.
White Incense Sage - Smudging is a traditional Native American use of white sage that involves burning an herb and bathing oneself or an object in its smoke to clear away negative influences and restore balance. The herbs are bundled or placed loosely in a bowl where they are ignited and then extinguished. The resulting smoke is fanned over the person or object to be cleansed using one's hand or a feather.
White Willow Bark - Salix species Several species of willow are used to produce willow bark herb, Salix alba, S. Fragilis, S. daphnoides and S. purpurea. All contain adequate levels of the important constituent, salicin, to allow their use as the herb. Salicin was isolated and synthesized into acetylsalicylic acid in the 1850's and eventually marketed as aspirin in the late 1890's by Frederich Bayer & Co.
Wild Cherry Bark - Prunus serotina The wild cherry tree is native to the Eastern and Central U.S. and is a valuable lumber tree. The bark has a faint almond-like aroma when placed in water, and a bitter, aromatic flavor.
Wild Yam Root - Wild yam, also known as rheumatism root, colic root and yuma, is a low creeping perennial that grows wild in the eastern half of North America. It is not related to sweet potatoes or yams.
Witch-hazel Bark* - Hamamelis virginiana This smooth grey bark comes from a shrub with several crooked branching trunks from one root, 4 to 6 inches in diameter, 10 to 12 feet in height. Extracts from its bark and leaves are used in aftershave lotions and skin lotions.
Witch-hazel Leaf* - Hamamelis virginiana Also known as hazel nut, snapping hazel, spotted alder, and tobacco wood-- Native Americans used witch hazel leaves and bark as a poultice . This herb is a widely known all-around astringent, its uses ranging from facial care to soothing aching feet.
Wormwood Herb - Artemisia absinthium Wormwood is one of the bitterest herbs known and provides the bitter flavor in vermouth. Its essential oil contains thujone as a major constituent; thujone is harmful in large amounts. Wormwood is used in closet and drawer sachets, as a bitter aromatic and as an ingredient in liniments.
Yarrow Flower - Our organic Yarrow Flowers, which go by the Latin botanical name of Achillea millefolium, come to us from our grower in Croatia, and are also certified kosher. Yarrow Flowers are also known by the common names Milfoil, Noble Yarrow, Millefolium, Thousand Leaf and Nosebleed.
Yohimbe Bark Powder* Yohimbe Bark should not be used if you have liver and/or kidney diseases, nor if the prostrate gland or sexual organs are chronically inflamed. It is not recommended that this dried herb be taken long term. It can also accelerate the action of pharmaceutical MAO-inhibitors.
Yucca Root - Yucca is a succulent that grows throughout the southern United States. Tribes of the Southwest use the yucca's leaves to make soaps, shampoos and other hygiene related items, including dental floss.
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