HERBS

 

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MINI INTRO

 

My herbs are either wildcrafted or I obtain them from organic growers. Matter of fact, I consume most of these myself. In part, that is how this all started. I needed uncontaminated, organic, pure herbs and related products for my health. When I found a few worthy companies, I went for it. After years of doing that, I  now wish to offer the same quality products to others. 

 

Also, I have to admit, happily, this is a dream come true. I always wanted my work to be herbs and helping others. I'm starting small and will add on in time.

 

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SUGGESTED DONATIONSI wish it was back in the day when folks could barter, or even just share for free, but in this age we all have rent to pay, food to buy and so on. Here, more than other places on my site, I have to front the money in order to even get an item for you, what to speak of make enough to help support myself. Trying to sensibly keep one foot in each world, I created  guidelines of a suggested donation to cover everything within reason.  While I do need this to be observed, there are exceptions for those who honestly, genuinely, can't meet them. Though it needs to factually be proven so I don't risk being taken advantage of in an area I have to take a loss,  plus front money, without much money to front! So, for those who are sick and genuinely can't offer the suggested donations, email and we'll talk, possibly about a sliding scale. But please be honest. If buying fast food, cigarettes, or going to the latest movie, etc., one really shouldn't be asking for a break from the monk-ess. :-) Please keep in mind I am *not* making an arm and a leg off of these.  

 

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AFFORDABLE BULK HERBS

 

You can now buy just a small amount of many! Only $2.00 per ounce each makes it possible for you to obtain a variety.

 

IMPORTANT ~ If ordering more than a few ounces of any one herb, please email me to make sure I have it, and often I can order that much for you. But will  need to know about large quantities before I can promise anything.

 

Currently, I have CHINESE BULK HERBS.

 

SIBERIAN GINSENG (eluthrerococci or wu cha seng wu jia seng). This is a RARE medicinal herb. Yes, many products are labeled Siberian Ginseng, but few are the real thing. My sources tell me, this is it! Siberian Ginseng has been scientifically tested by the Russians to enhance athletic performance, is an adoptogen and helpful in autoimmune hypothyroidism and probably other autoimmune diseases. Good support for the adrenals without over-stimulating them, as this is a mellow Ginseng. It is said to reinforce memory, improve functions of the brain, speed recovery time of sore muscles, reduce stress, etc. Dietary supplement. Currently I have this herb in  powdered form.

Siberian Ginseng - bulk, I ounce - $2.00

 

PLEASE NOTE: All items $2.00 or under require a minimum order of at least 2 more items of equal price or 1 of higher (because the postage has been coming out of my pocket.) Thanks.

 

MORANDAE (bai ji jian) This is the herb NONI JUICE is made from. Reputed to help irregular menses, female infertility, strengthening the sinews and bones, tonifies the kidneys and fortifies yang. Best to use with other herbs, such as Chrysanthemum. Dietary supplement. Currently - chuncks. 

Morande - bulk, 1 ounce, $2.00

 

EPIMEDIUM SAGITATUM (yin yang huo) Although this herb is not for long term use, it can be very helpful in rebuilding weak adrenals, enhancing metabolism and strengthening bones (through bone reabsorption). Stimulates the immune system, has been useful in hypothyroidism, especially when combined with most any of the herbs on this page. Never take Epimedium on an empty stomach as this causes vomiting and dizziness in some people. Also, combine with other herbs which will not only reduce this effect, but is helpful and synergistic. Use in small quantities but worth it. Dietary supplement. Currently - Out of stock but I can make a special order. Email me. 

Epimedium - bulk, 1 ounce, $2.00

 

ZINGIBERIES  or GINGER (gan jian)  This is one incredible herb, reputed to offer many varieties of assistance. It inhibits prostaglandins (pain instigators) by breaking down proteins (it's a proteolytic enzyme) which counteracts inflammations, pain, and swollen tissues. And as many know by now, has been scientifically proven to be great for motion sickness and a queezy stomach in general. Some have also found a good dose of Ginger helps headaches including migraines (this herb goes up), can even replace aspirin for some, increases absorption of most meds therefore check to see if dose might require adjustment & lowering, good for water retention, lowering cholesterol, antihistamine, has helped some with fibromyalgia, increases bile production, decreases fat absorption, breaks it down and helps keep it from turning into arterial plaque, possibly better than garlic (no more bad breath!), ETC. This is a blood thinner so check your meds. Dietary supplement. Currently - pieces. 

Chinese Ginger Root - bulk, 1 ounce, $2.00

 

SCHIZANDRA BERRIES (wu we zi) An adoptogen, nourishes yin, generates fluids, reputed to lower elevated liver enzymes in some patients with chronic hepatitis, increases vitality, tonifies and protects heart, liver, lungs. helpful in nerve weakness, stabilizes nervous system, CFS or other stress related issues, reputed to treat cerebral ischemia (stroke or blockage of blood flow to the brain), increases antidepressant effects and endurance, said to protect the liver remarkably. By the way, is great for the skin. Dietary supplement. Currently - dried berries. 

OUT OF STOCK!!! N/A

 

Schizandra Berries - bulk, 1 ounce, $2.00  OUT OF STOCK!!!  N/A

 

CINNAMON BARK, CHINESE (rou gui) This is much more potent than American cinnamon. Cinnamon has been shown to improve Insulin Resistance problems, and diabetes. (Check with your doc as some herbs help you lower meds dose, but you must keep on top of that.) Generates heat, warming herb, warms hands, feet and internal organs, is energizing, promotes menstruation, alleviates pain, generates qi and blood. Dietary supplement. Currently - bark. 

Chinese Cinnamon Bark - bulk, 1 ounce, $2.00 

 

PAEONIA ALBA (bai shao) Reputed to alleviate pain, decrease blood pressure and has mild anti-infalmmatory effects. Stabilizes blood, pacifies the Liver. Combines well with Ginseng. Dietary supplement. Currently - pieces.

Paeonia - bulk, 1 ounce, $2.00

 

GYMNOSTEMNA (jiao gu lan) This is reputed as an adoptogen herb or helps to restore balance back to the body regardless of what way the body is going. Reputed as helpful for diabetes, weight loss, migraines, blood-pressure and reduces fatigue. Dietary supplement. Tea leaves and twigs.

Gymnostemna - bulk, 1 ounce, $2.00

ATRACTOLYDES, WHITE (bai zhu) Spleen Qi deficiency. Reputed as helping poor appetite and indigestion with signs of fatigue and/or diarrhea, is a diuretic, transports nutrients which in turn helps the digestive system to be better at doing its job, warms the middle of the body, strengthens vital force, muscle strengthening. Works well with Ginseng. Can increase body weight (for those applicable, just use in small doses and with other herbs), and known to increase endurance. Dietary supplement.  Pieces. 

Atractolydes, White - bulk, 1 ounce, $2.00

 

CHRYSANTHEMUM (ju hua) Has some antiviral properties, anti-inflammatory, reduces heat in a congested lungs, liver and diminished vision, eases coughs, colds, fights infections, reduces blood pressure, when used regularly it has been said to prevent headaches and dizziness (Chrysanthemum is related to the Feverfew family). Should not be used during pregnancy, is a blood thinner so check your meds. Dietary supplement.  Flowers.  

Chrysanthemum - bulk, 1 ounce, $2.00

 

WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH BULK HERBS? Here is a link which teaches how to make tinctures, salves, syrups, compresses, poultices, oils and ointments, herbal baths, anticeptc and tonic herbs, plus much more at their side bar links. Hey, remember who gave it to ya and obtain your items from me, OK?. ha Alright, you might not -- but please consider it. With that said, here is the link: http://groups.msn.com/HealingHerbs/herbalpreparations.msnw

 

 

REMEMBER ~ ALL ITEMS $2.00 OR UNDER Require a minimum order of at least 2 more items of equal price or 1 of higher (because the postage has been costing me more than I make!) Thanks.

 

 

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ELDERBERRY SYRUP/ SAMBUCOL --  

& THE FLU

 

(Coming Soon) 

 

After I read scientific studies on the power of Elderberry Extract (not pills!) over the flu, and developing a case of the flu myself, I gave elderberry a try. 

 

Now in the past I have used golden seal and echinacea to treat influenza for years -- ok decades. :-) It was always more efficient for me than allopathic meds had been for others. (Just my personal experience.) The point being, I was pretty well sold on the herbs I had all ready been using. However, there were never studies making claims as powerful for them in comparison to elderberry, specifically Sambucol.

 

Keeping that in mind, I tried Sambucol Elderberry extract next time I came down with the flu. I was happily surprised to find my own results matched closely with the claims I had read via scientific studies! 

 

Yet one friend told me, "I tried that elderberry when I had the flu last time, and it wasn't as great as you said it was for you." I had to think. Why did it work for me and not her? Of course, knowing her nature a bit :-) I asked, "How often did you take it? What doae?" To which she replied, "One teaspoonful twice a day."  ~~ Well, that certainly is not enough to achieve the goal. 

 

At the time I could not find the paper which gave the exact dose, but I remembered it was quite a bit. Therefore I took a teaspoonful every hour or two at first, then lessening it to two teaspoonfuls every hour (same day), and finally every three hours. When I awoke the next morning I initially thought I was completely over it. I wasn't, but that's how much of a difference it made! After all, I had the full-blown flu before I even started, so this was excellent results IMHO. But I still had a 'small' fever. Therefore I continued to take it, 1 teaspoon about every 2-3 hours the rest of that day. Next day, I had no flu symptoms at all! 

 

Later I found a paper on the studies (below), and discovered my dose was very similar to what was recommended, just that I took it more often this way.

 

Now mine is only anecdotal and I can't make promises for anyone else. Here are the studies I read:

 

On Dr. Weil's site he states:

 

"The study that first demonstrated Sambucolís effects was published in the winter 1995 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Scientists treated both children and adults who developed flu while living on a kibbutz in Israel. Of 27 patients in this double-blind study, some were treated with Sambucol and some with a placebo for three days. Children took two tablespoons daily and adults took four of the pleasant-tasting liquid. No one had received flu shots. Of those who took Sambucol almost all recovered completely within two to three days. Those taking the placebo recovered in six days. The active substances in Sambucol believed responsible for its effects are three flavonoids with antiviral properties.

A more recent laboratory study of three different Sambucol formulations, tested on blood from 12 healthy donors, showed that they increased production of inflammatory cytokines, which are immune system mediators. This finding indicates that Sambucol might help activate a healthy immune system and possibly be useful for boosting immunity in cancer and AIDS patients. The research took place at the Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel."
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Of course, more studies are asked to be preformed (aren't they always?). All I can say is, it worked for me, everyone is individual. I won't go one winter without it anymore.

 

 

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HERBS IN (Vegetarian) CAPSULES

 

BURDOCK ROOT, Eclectic Institute (Arctium lappa) 

 

500 mg per capsule, 90 Veggie caps. This product is fresh freeze-Dried. Vegetarian and Kosher. 100% Certified Organically Grown and Processed in accordance with Oregon Tilth Inc. and the COFA of 1990.

 

Dietary supplement.

 

 

Historically, burdock is reputed as a blood cleanser, hormone balancer, liver protective, releases protein via pituitary gland, good for digestion, kidney, gallbladder, bowel function, mild laxative (according to how much taken), to reduce inflammation, improve skin conditions (boils, eczema, dandruff, etc), a detox. It contains inulin which feeds friendly bacteria in the intestine, with a mild antifungal and mild antibacterial effect due to the naturally occurring phytochemical, 'polyacetylene.' Reputed to be desmutangenic (or may inactivate some cancer causing mutagens). May help raise Hgh naturally. Diuretic, clears acid, high in many minerals. Reputed to lower blood sugar levels. While I make no claims myself, I read in The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook by John Duke that smallpox is included in this list.

 

Cautions: Although few, if any, negative effects have been reported, discontinue use if unusual symptoms occur. And, during pregnancy, discuss this or any herb with your doctor first. See disclaimer below.

 

$16.50 ea. (This is $1.50 below most retail store prices.)

Burdock Root, by Eclectic Institute, 90 veggie caps, $16.50

 

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Siberian Ginseng by Paradise Herbs 

 

60 Vegetarian capsules 
0.8% Eleutherosides B& E 
100% Naturally Extracted 50:1 
Standardized Full Spectrum 
Herbal Supplement 

Paradise Herbs Siberian Ginseng is naturally extracted using only the 

finest quality Eleutherococcus senticosus root bark. Our standardized full spectrum extract provides active levels of Eleutherosides B& E, 

concentrated in the balanced ratio nature intended, without isolating, 

fractionizing or using toxic solvents, harsh chemicals or gases. 

Siberian Ginseng supports the body's ability to adapt to stress while 

enhancing long-term energy, vitality, and well-being. It has been used for centuries to increase stamina and maintain optimum performance and health. 

Naturally grown or ethically wild crafted without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or preservatives. 

Company Suggested Use: 1-3 capsules daily or as directed by a qualified healthcare professional. 

Cautions: Very few have reported side effects when used in appropriate doses. Generally high dosing may result in side effects for some. Look them up. Keep this in a cool dry place, out of the reach of children. This product is not intended to be used by pregnant or nursing women.

Serving Size: 1 Capsule 
Amount Per Capsule % Daily Value 
Siberian Ginseng root extract 50:1 250 mg * 
(Eleuthercoccus senticosus) 
0.8% Eleutherosides B& E 2 mg * 


* Daily Value not established 

Other Ingredients: Capsule (vegetarian cellulose), 100% vegetarian. No fillers, binders or common allergens. " 

Expiration date: Approx. 3 year after the date of purchase. 

 

$18.00 (This is nearly $2.00 below most retail store prices.)

Siberian Ginseng Root Bark, Veggie Caps, $18.00

 

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Keep herbs and ALL products out of childrens reach.

 

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OTHER THINGS

 

 

ACIDOPHOLIS - Jarrow-Dophilus

Due to a sensitive stomach, some people avoid acidophols even though they need it. I was one of those people. I came across this new product which is enteric coated, as well as an excellent quality of acidopholis. All I can say is it worked for me.†

 

60 Vegetarian Capsules, Enteric Coated!, Enhanced Probiotic System, Room Temperature Stable!

 

4.4 Billion Organism per capsule with Documented Strain morinaga Bifidobacteria longum BB536, Jarro-Dophilus EPS is room temperature stable, but preferable refrigerate to safeguard product from heat. Blister packaging each capsule provides extra protection to the bacteria against moister and oxygen. At time of manufacture, each capsule contains approximately 4.4 Billion organism. Jarro-dophilus EPS is room temperature stable and enteric-coated, delivering directly into the intestines 8 different species of probioics representing 4 genera of bacteria: Lactobacilllus, Bifidobacteria, Lactococcus and Pediococcus Bifodobacteria longum BB536 (moringa strain) has been shown to colonize, stimulate immune response and suppress intestinal pathogens. L. rhamnosus R0011 is a unique, high producer of polysaccharides, which facilitate colonization and stimulate intestinal immune response. lactococcus and Pediococcus help reduce spoilage caused by undesirable bacteria in cultured dairy products. 

Jarro-Dophilus EPS is ideal for traveling when refrigeration is not readily available. 

Usage: Take 1 to 2 capsules per day, preferably on an empty stomach, though it may also be taken with food, or as directed by your qualified health consultant. 

 

Supplement Facts: 
Serving Size 1 Capsule 
Serving Per Container: 60 

Amount Per Capsule % Daily Value 
Probiotic Bacteria 4.4 Billion * 
Organisms 
L. rhamnosus R0011 (15.4%) 680 Million 
L. casei R0256 (15.4%) 680 Million 
L. plantarum R0202 (7.7%) 340 Million 
L. acidophilus R0052 (15.4%) 680 Million 
B. longum BB536 (morinaga strain)(15.4%) 680 Million 
B. breve R0070 (7.7%) 340 Million 
Pediococcus (15.3%) 670 Million 
acidilactici R1001 
lactococcus (7.6%) 330 Million 
diacetylactis R0100 
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid0 1 mg 2% 

* Daily Value Not Established. 

Other Ingredients: Potato starch, magnesium stearate and ascorbic acid. Vegetarian capsule consists of cellulose. Suitable for Vegans. Water-based enteric coating consists of hydroxyproplymethylcellulose, magnesium silicate, methacrylate copolymer. Contains No common allergen." 

Expiration date: Approx. 1.5 years from the date of purchase. 

Brand Name: Jarrow Formulas (Made in Canada by Institut Rosell-Lallemand, Inc for Jarrow Formulas) 
60 Vegetarian Capsules - $15.95  

Acidopholis, Jarrow-Dopholis, veggie caps, $15.95

 

PLEASE REMEMBER: All items $2.00 or under require a minimum order of at least 2 more items of equal price or 1 of higher (because the postage has been costing me.) Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIP: HARVESTING HERBS

 

Some have told me of a hankering to harvest their own herbs. That's wonderful though should only be done if you recognize them without a doubt. Some plant look-alikes are poisonous. Another important point often missed is that one should not harvest herbs which are near driveways, highways, parking lots, even some lawns, etc. They have been exposed to car exhaust, weed killer, community spraying, etc., and are toxic! Even birds won't eat berries that grow near a roadside or similar. I have seen people gathering berries at wooded roadsides, excited to find them since the birds had eaten all the others in the back, wondering how the birds could have missed these, as they filled their baskets. Now you know why. The birds didn't miss them, they rejected them. You should too. 

 

 

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While I have included some drug interaction or medical precautions above; all are not listed. It's your responsibility to know them or look it up and speak to your doctor. During pregnancy or if breast feeding, do not take any herb or product until first discussing it with your doctor first. Keep out of reach of children. 

 

DISCLAIMER 

Nothing here is medicine or for self-diagnostic purposes, or to replace a physician. See a Health Care Professional. All Disclaimers Apply.

 

 

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