This tincture includes 4 species of ethically, sustainably, and lovingly wildcrafted Appalachian mushrooms. I made it as a dual extraction. Because mushrooms have alcohol and water soluble components, I tincture them in organic gluten free cane alcohol first and then a long tea extraction (decoction).
Wild mushrooms are being shown to be super anticarcinogenic, preventing and fighting cancer. They are also said to be immunimodulating, taking the immune system from where it is to where it needs to be.
I take one 1/2 dropperful twice a day for immune system maintenance, and several times per day when I'm starting to feel sick. I also take a day of two off every couple weeks or switch with other mushrooms.
This is a hot sauce and a tonic rolled into one! With a mild kick, the hot peppers, ginger, toothwort, and hawthorn are good for getting the circulation going. Toothwort is a native wild herb in the mustard family. The root is often substituted for horseradish, with similar taste and herbal qualities.
The turmeric and ginger support the anti-inflammatory response throughout the body. Burdock helps tonify the liver and signal to the body that it's time to get the digestive juices flowing. All the herbs support the immune system all year long, but can help burn out the winter crud, too.
Everything is infused in apple cider vinegar, an all-around health tonic.
Locally grown hot peppers, ginger, and turmeric. Ethically foraged toothwort, hawthorn and burdock.
I love hot sauce, and put a few dashes of this tonic on just about everything I eat!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Consume at your own risk. Discuss any health concerns with a trusted practitioner.
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With wildcrafted berries, this elixir packs a Vitamin C punch!
Elderberries, sumac berries, and rose hips are all jam-packed with Vitamin C to give your immune system a super boost. Add local honey, spring water, and a little tonifying apple cider vinegar and you’re ready to face anything. Plus, did you know that elderberries can bind with the flu virus and keep it from entering your cells???
INGREDIENTS: Water, Raw Appalachian Honey, Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Wildcrafted Elderberries, Sumac and Rose Hips.
Trust me, you want this feel-good tonic.
I like to call this my “Happy Juice”. The powder puff pink blossoms, twigs, and leaves of the mimosa tree, called the, “Tree of Happiness,” in Chinese medicine, are combined with hawthorn berries, St. John’s wort, and lemon balm for this delightful tincture.
Hawthorn berries have been known to be a heart tonic for the physical and emotional heart. St. John’s wort and lemon balm have appeared in uplifting, anti-depressive formulas throughout the ages. I take a half dropperful of this mix whenever I feel the need. Not recommended for people who are taking pharmaceutical medication (including birth control), or those with bipolar/mania symptoms.
INGREDIENTS: Alcohol, Water, Mimosa, St. John's Wort, Hawthorn, Lemon Balm.
Non-Alcoholic bitters with foraged flair.
We could all use a little liver toning!
You know those bitters they serve in bars? Back in the day, they’d serve bitter herbs before meals to stimulate digestion. Bitter herbs tonify our livers and gallbladders, too. There’s a lot of new research coming out now that bitters do all kinds of other great things, like work as anti-inflammatories, and are anti-depressive. Time to tonify yourself!
Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Peel, Burdock, Fennel, Ginger, Yellowroot, Bee Balm.
Add a touch of wild to any savory dish.
"Wild Oregano" is another name for bee balm, a more delicious wild subsitute. It's antiseptic, too, with more thymol than thyme. REAL salt is harvested from the salt flats of Utah. This salt is amazing on anything you'd love oregano and salt on, from Italian food to popcorn!
INGREDIENTS: Real Salt, Wildcrafted Bee Balm.
It's famously good!
This lip balm is made from the recipe for our famous "Every Purpose" salve. It's super moisturizing for every day and soothing for chapped lips, with more beeswax than the salve to protect you from all of the elements
Up your wild plant game!
Whether you’re a forager, herbalist, or wild adventurer, being able to identify plants and mushrooms in the forests and fields, will help you feel more confident or even save your life. Winter is the perfect time to start learning these skills! If you can identify a tree in winter, with no leaves, flowers, or fruit, you’ll know it the rest of your life.
We’ll go out for a plant walk, length dependent on weather. We'll look at twigs, buds, and any leaves or fruits that hang out during winter. While we’re out, we’ll harvest some samples to bring back to study. When we get inside with a warm cup of tea, you’ll get an intro to basic botany before we create our own field guides. If you have your own journal you love, please bring it, or materials will be provided. We'll also, of course, talk about the wild edible and medicinal aspects of these plants.
It’s super important to dress in warm layers with a hat and gloves and warm boots for uneven terrain. Bring a basket or bag for collecting and a pair of pruners if you have them. An insulated mug would be great if you want to bring some hot tea outside to keep you warm, and any snacks that you need. Tea will be provided.
Date: Saturday, January 11th, 1:00-4:30 PM
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