Herbs

Ahsayma

Also known as Indian tobacco, lobelia has a long history of use by various Native American tribes. The herb is also referred to as puke weed and gag root, which suggests that ingesting large amounts of this herb isn’t advisable. Dried lobelia is most often tinctured or used to make strong infusions for herbal ointments, salves and liniments.

Lobelia inflata

1 oz. Ahsayma

$4.40

Arnica Flower

The whole flowers of Mexica arnica may be infused in alcohol or oil and used to make skin care products, including facial washes, soap, salves, lotions and hair and scalp conditioners. Sometimes this herb is used in combination with other herbs with similar skin-loving qualities, such as chamomile, meadowsweet and white willow bark.

Heterotheca inuloides

1 oz. Arnica Flower

$3.60

Black Cohosh Root

Black cohosh is a member of the buttercup family native to the woodlands of eastern North America. Because the root is bitter, it is often blended with ginger, licorice or orange peel in teas.

Cimicifuga racemosa

1 oz. Black Cohosh Root

$6.80

Calendula Flower Petals

Calendula, also known as Marigold in honor of the Virgin Mary, is a Mediterranean native in the daisy, aster and sunflower family that is also grown as an ornamental. The bright yellow flowers were once used as a coloring agent for textiles and food, most notably cheese. Today, calendula petals are added to tea blends, and tinctured or infused in oil for use in creams, lotions, salves, lip balms and other cosmetic items.

Calendula officinalis

1 oz. Calendula Flower Petals

$3.20

Cedar Leaf and Twigs

Thuja is an evergreen species of tree in the cypress family found primarily in wetland forest areas throughout eastern Canada and U.S., as well as the Great Lakes region. Although it is commonly called yellow cedar, swamp cedar and several variations of white cedar, Thuja is not in the cedar genus.

Due to the presence of thujone, the fan-like foliage of this tree is generally limited to being used to make infusions and tinctures for skin care preparations and natural cleaning products.

Thuja occidentalis

1 oz. Cedar Leaf and Twigs

$6.40

Chamomile (whole)

Although grown in Egypt, this is the same species of chamomile commonly referred to as German chamomile. The whole flowers are used alone or in combination with other herbs and spices to make tea blends, bath bags or tinctures.

Matricaria recutita

1 oz. Chamomile

$4.75

Cinnamon Sticks - 1 inch

In addition to flavoring foods, the smaller size of these cinnamon quills make them perfect for making wreaths and other floral crafts. You can also use these sticks to scent dry or simmering potpourri.

Cinnamomum cassia

1 oz. Cinnamon Sticks (1 inch)

$4.00

Comfrey Leaf

Comfrey is a perennial herb related to forget-me-not and borage. Also known as Bruisewort and Knitbone, comfrey has earned an entry in every Materia Medica written since the 15th century, although it’s been in use for much longer. Due to the presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, comfrey leaf is limited to topical uses today but should not be applied to open wounds.

Symphytum officinale

1 oz. Comfrey Leaf

$3.20

Ginger Root

Ginger root is obtained from the rhizome of Zingiber officinale, a tropical plant native to Asia. Fresh or dried, ginger root is used as a spice and food preservative in Indian, Japanese and Chinese cuisines. The dried root is used to make teas, tinctures and infused oils.

Zingiber officinale

1 oz. Ginger Root

$3.30

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Hibiscus Flower ORGANIC

Hibiscus flowers only last for one day on the stem, but keep considerably longer when dried and stored properly. The brightly colored blooms are typically dried for use in making teas and other beverages, including alcoholic cocktails. But don’t overlook other culinary possibilities—sprinkle the dried flowers into soups and custards or mix into bread dough before baking. You can also use bits of dried hibiscus flowers to decorate table settings, homemade cards, gift bags and more.

Hibiscus sabdariffa

1 oz. Hibiscus Flower

$4.00

Hops

Hops are the female flowers of a climbing plant found throughout Europe and North America that is related to Cannabis, or hemp. The most widespread use of hops is in beer production, a practice that dates back many centuries. Whole hops are used by home brewers today for the same purpose, or to make tisanes and teas. Hops are also added to herb pillows, often in combination with lavender, valerian, dill and other herbs reputed to promote relaxation.

Humulus Lupulus

1 oz. Hops

$5.60

Jasmine Flowers

Jasmine is a climbing vine in the olive family found throughout tropical areas of Europe, Asia and Africa. The rose-like blooms of the plant are prized for their beauty and delicate fragrance. Jasmine flowers, which symbolize motherhood, are made into garlands or worn in the hair. The flowers are also tinctured to produce perfume and are added to tea blends.

Jasminum officinale

1 oz. Jasmine Flowers

$7.20

Jasmine Pearls

As beautiful to watch as they are to drink, Jasmine Pearls slowly unfurl inside the cup, releasing a gentle infusion of jasmine into the air. Made from slender Chinese green tea leaves and dried amongst fresh jasmine blossoms, Jasmine Pearls are hand-rolled to preserve freshness and ensure a high quality cup. Regal and popular, this smooth and subtle cup relaxes and calms the tea drinker.

Camellia sinensis

1 oz. Jasmine Pearls

$16.00

Kelp Powder

This variety of brown algae is commonly called kelp, but is also known as knotted wrack and rockweed. Like other marine plants, kelp is a rootless aquatic plant that anchors itself to the ocean floor by using a structure called a holdfast. An abundant source of iodine, calcium, amino acids and various trace minerals, kelp powder is mixed into foods or encapsulated as a dietary supplement. Gathered from the Atlantic.

Ascophyllum nodosum

1 oz. Kelp Powder

$2.00

Lavender Buds

Grown in the Provence region of France, blue lavender, also known as lavandin, is a hybrid species between English lavender (L. angustifolia) and Portuguese lavender (L. latifolia). The intense color of the flower buds make this variety desirable for use in crafts when visual presentation counts. Their scent is just as impressive, albeit more medicinal than other lavenders due to the presence of camphor.

Lavandula x intermedia

1 oz. Lavender Buds

$5.20

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm, also known as Sweet Melissa, is a perennial member of the mint family native to Europe and the Mediterranean region. This herb has a long history of recorded use dating more than 2,000 years. Theophrastus, scholar and student of Aristotle and Plato, referred to the plant as “honey leaf,” perhaps a reference to the plant being a highly attractive to bees. Both the ancient Greeks and Romans dedicated lemon balm to the goddess of the hunt, known by name as Artemis and Diana, respectively. Today, the dried herb is used to make various cosmetic preparations and is enjoyed as tea.

Melissa officinalis

1 oz. Lemon Balm

$4.40

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a perennial grass that grows in clumps and produces long, slender stems. As a native and cultivated crop of northern India, lemongrass is a popular culinary herb in Asian cuisine and used to add lemony flavor to soups, stews, curries and vegetable and rice dishes. Lemongrass makes an excellent tea. The herb is also used in perfumery and to make various cosmetics, including soaps, lotions and creams. Lemongrass is also used as a natural insect repellent.

Cymbopogon citratus

1 oz Lemongrass

$4.40

Lobelia

Also known as Indian tobaccolobelia has a long history of use by various Native American tribes. The herb is also referred to as puke weed and gag root, which suggests that ingesting large amounts of this herb isn’t advisable.

Dried lobelia is most often tinctured or used to make strong infusions for herbal ointments, salves and liniments.

Lobelia inflata

1 oz. Lobelia

$4.40

Marshmallow Root

Marshmallow root, also called Mortification Root, Hock Herb and Sweet Weed, is a perennial herb native to Asia and Europe now naturalized in North America, where it is typically grown as an ornamental garden specimen. The root has been used for thousands of years as food, especially when other vegetables were scarce. Dried marshmallow root is used today to make teas, infusions, extracts and tinctures.

Althaea officinalis

1 oz. Marshmallow Root

$3.20

Motherwort

Motherwort is a member of the mint family that earned its common name because it was once a favorite herb among midwives. The leaves of this herb is characterized by a very bitter flavor and a hairy texture, which likely explains why motherwort is also known as Lion’s Ear and Lion’s Tail. This herb is often used in tea blends, but due to the presence of cardiac alkaloids, internal use is not recommended during pregnancy or in conjunction with pharmaceutical medications that act on the heart.

Leonurus cardiaca

1 oz. Motherwort

$3.60

Mugwort

Common mugwort is an herb native to Europe, Africa and Asia that is now naturalized throughout North America. The herb is known by a variety of common names, such as Sailor’s Tobacco, Cronewort, Felon Herb and Old Uncle Henry. In the Ukraine, the herb is called chornobylnik, which inspired the name of the now abandoned city of Chernobyl because the root word translates to “a place where mugwort grows.” Mugwort is traditionally used in tea blends, but take note that the thujone content in the leaf can be toxic in high dosages. This herb can also trigger allergic reactions in people with sensitivities to other plants in the daisy family.

Artemisia vulgaris

1 oz. Mugwort

$2.60

Mullein

Great Mullein is a member of the figwort family that is native to Eurasia and naturalized in North America and Australia. Because the plant is noted for its velvety leaves, it is often called Velvet Dock or Velvet Plant. The herb is also known as Candlestick because the ancient Romans made a “Roman candle” or torch by dipping the long, flower stems in tallow and lighting them. The dried leaf is used to make tea and, in combination with other herbs and spices, is also used to make incense.

Verbascum thapsus

1 oz. Mullein

$3.20

Passion Flower

Passion flower is a vine native to Asia, New Zealand, Australia and tropical regions of the U.S. In addition to its value as a garden ornamental, passion flower is cultivated and harvested for its leaves, stems and flowers, which produce a lovely tea. Passion flower is often combined with other calming herbs in tea blends, including valerian, lemon balm and hops.

Passiflora incarnata

1 oz. Passion Flower

$4.40

Plantain

Also known as Cuckoo’s Bread, Ripple Grass, Waybread, common plantain has a long history of use in North America, earning a place in Native American history as well as in English herbal literature dating to the early 1600s. Today, Slan-lus, an old name for plantain that means “plant of healing,” is used in tea blends. Because the plant contains a compound called aucubin, one of several iridoid glycosides that plants use as defense from pathogens, plantain leaf is also used to make infused oils and tinctures for topical use.
Plantago major

1 oz. Plantain

$3.20

Rose Buds and Petals

These brightly colored blooms come from the Dog Rose, a species of climbing rose native to Europe, Asia and parts of Africa. It is this species that is depicted in European art and coat of arms designs to indicate heraldry. The dog rose is also found at the center of plaster ceilings as a symbol that what is spoken in the room will be held in confidence. (Look up the next time you’re in a lawyer’s office or court room that resides in an old building.) Dried rose buds and petals, which are a good source of vitamin C, are a colorful addition to tea blends and potpourri mixtures.

Rosa canina

1 oz. Rose Buds and Petals

$3.20

Rose Hips ORGANIC

Our organic rose hips are obtained from Rosa canina, a species of climbing rose that spreads so quickly that it’s happily invasive in some parts of the world. Because these rose hips are cut and sifted, they are perfect for making jams, jellies, marmalades and syrups, as well as cordials and mulled cider or wine.

Rosa canina

1 oz. Rose Hips

$4.40

Sweet Grass Braid

Sweet grass, also called Holy Grass, Vanilla Grass and Seneca Grass, is a perennial herb native to Europe and North America. While certain beverages benefit from the sweet flavor of coumarin present in the leaf, the grass-like stems and leaf of the plant are commonly fashioned into long braids. In Europe, sweet grass braids are laid across church doorways to commemorate saints’ days. In North America, indigenous peoples regard sweet grass as a sacred herb and traditionally use the braids to weave baskets and to burn at ceremonies as smudge. Our braids are 28 or more inches long and have been gathered in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Hierochole odarata

One 28 or more inch long Sweet Grass braid

$12.00

Valerian Root

Valerian is a spreading, flowering plant native to Europe and North America that is sometimes called garden heliotrope. The fragrant flowers were once widely used in perfumery. The fresh roots, however, are distinctly unpleasant smelling to humans but wildly attractive to cats. Dried valerian root is traditionally tinctured to extract the plant’s valerenic acid content.

Valeriana wallichii

1 oz. Valerian Root

$3.20

White Sage

White sage, also known as bee sage, is a shrub that grows along the coast of Southern California, most notably Baja. Although the ground leaves and seeds of the plant were once used as cereal grain by Native American peoples of the Pacific Northwest, white sage is primarily used as a ceremonial herb. Specifically, it is added to incense or burned alone as “smudge” to create sacred space. Burning White Sage will drive out negative energies, spirits and influences. Use this as a smudge to purify people and places before any sacred ceremony. Gathered in Midwestern United States.

Salvia apiana

1 oz. White Sage (whole pieces)

$8.00

8-9 inch White Sage wand

$12.00

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