Following is a reference list of the herbal potions I make in my apothecary. Included is all the good stuff I can’t fit on the label for your reference if you are wondering what is in a remedy or how to use it.
I make herbs in small batches and seasonally. So not everything in the catalog is available all the time. Let me know if there is something you’d like me to make and ask about what is available now. Also, you can order herbs from the Shop page or visit me at the Farmer's Market on Saturdays, 9:00-1:00, 4th and Guadelupe, Austin TX.
Please note that I am not a licensed medical practitioner and do not diagnose or cure disease. Please call me if you have questions and check with your health practitioner about adding herbs to treat any medical conditions. Use caution and your own intuition when using herbs during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and with children.
Agarita (Mahonia trifoliata): Local wild harvested Agarita root in vodka. This is a strong, beautiful, yellow earthy medicine. In the family of Oregon Grape Root and high in Berberine. Helps stimulate the liver to synthesize and process proteins. This liver activity shows up in gut and skin. So if you’re feeling nauseous, sluggish, or your skin is breaking out from allergy or stress, Agarita root may be helpful. Take 10 drops in water as needed. Do not take during pregnancy. Consult medical practitioner before using if you have chronic liver or gall bladder condition. Out of Stock
Allergy Calm: Agarita root (see above description) and fresh Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil) in Tito’s vodka. Both herbs harvested locally and tinctured fresh. This formula helps calm allergies by supporting the liver and by the adaptogenic, balancing qualities of Tulsi. Take as needed when allergies are present, 10-20 drops in water 1-3x daily. May be helpful for clearing sinuses, calming immune response, oxygen circulation and energy to clear mental fog, grounding. Do not take during pregnancy. Consult medical practitioner before using if you have chronic liver or gall bladder condition. Out of Stock
Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha root in vodka. Uses: Adaptogenic, helps body and spirit deal with physical emotional, and environmental stress. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immune balancer. Soothes and nourishes nervous system, balances hormones. Brings strong, stable energy while calming. Good for normal cortisol levels and sleep. Dosage: 20-30 drops or 1 dropperful, 2-3 times daily. One dose should be in the evening to bring relaxation for good sleep. Best results if used regularly like a supplement. Note: Ashwagandha is in the nightshade family so use caution if you have allergies or intolerance to nightshades.
Bald Cypress: Spring Bald Cypress leaves wild harvested along the Pedernales River, extracted with Tito’s vodka. This medicine is like taking a step into the magical redwood forest. It gives that feeling of grounding and being able to take a deep breath. Free and present and comforted. Use for grounding and uplifting the spirit, as well as to open and clear lungs. 10-20 drops as desired either directly on tongue or in a small amount of water.
Belly Soothe: Chamomile, Licorice root, Ginger root, Marshmallow root, Cardamom in vodka and water. For healthy digestion. Soothes and strengthens the stomach lining, helpful for acid re-flux, heart burn, ulcers. Anti-inflammatory. Take 20-30 drops as needed, up to 3x daily. *Note: Do not take during pregnancy or with High Blood Pressure. Only take for 6 weeks, and then take a break for 2-3 weeks.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis): Grown locally by a farmer friend in East Austin, this calendula is the most vibrant orange, and the tincture has vibrant energy. Anti-parasitic and anti-fungal used internally or externally. Helpful with tummy troubles and to fight bacterial infections. Not to be taken internally during pregnancy. Adults: take 20 drops as needed. Externally, apply a few drops to wound, itchy spot, or canker sore. Out of Stock
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis): Fresh lemon balm in vodka or brandy. Lemon balm harvested from my garden. Uses: Nervine herb that brings calm to the nervous system and uplifts the spirits. Take for mild anxiety and depression. Brings some joy and sunshine to the spirit. Good for digestion, colds and respiratory symptoms. Safe for children, and in fact is a wonderful ally for children. Playful and magical. Dosage: for adults, 20-30 drops or 1 dropperful directly on tongue or in small glass of water or tea. For kids, 5-10 drops in small amount of warm water or tea.
Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis): Helps the integrity of the mucous membranes. Good for digestive problems such as acid re-flux, heartburn, leaky gut, colitis. Also useful of for respiratory issues such as cough or bronchitis and sore throat. Anti-inflammatory. Take 20-30 drops in small amount of water up to 3 times daily when needed for symptoms.
Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata): Fresh passion flowers, leaves, and vine in alcohol (vodka or brandy). Wildcrafted in Austin from my friend's magical backyard garden. Uses: A calming, sedative herb for the nervous system. Helps calm anxiety, panic attacks, and calms the busy mind of insomnia. Helps bring peace and sleep. Anti-spasmodic and helpful with cough. Also helpful to ease nerve pain of shingles. Dosage: for adults, take 20-30 drops or 1 dropperful as needed to bring calm. For children, give 5-10 drops in small amount of water or tea as needed to calm cough, hyperactivity, panic, or to help settle down for sleep.
Perilla: Fresh Perilla (commonly known as Shiso) from Tecolote Farm extracted in Tito's vodka. Perilla frutescens is in the mint family and is wonderful for digestion, has high anti-oxidants, is helpful in lowering cholesterol, and helps asthma and cough symptoms. It’s rich in Vitamin C, iron, and calcium. Perilla, or red shiso, is used in pickled ginger to give it that beautiful pink color. Take a dropperful daily or as desired. It is wonderful to add to tea or sparkling water.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Tincture: Tones and calms digestion. Good for nervous system. Lifts the spirits. Good for mild depression. Reduces tension and helps with stress headaches. A circulatory and nervine stimulant. Helps open lungs for clear breathing. Rosemary grows abundantly here, and it has been used for centuries in many different ceremonies. She is known as an herb of remembrance–if you place a sprig under your pillow, you may remember your dreams. Rosemary helps us remember and send love to those who have passed. But a little known aspect of remembrance that rosemary offers, is helping us remember ourselves—your true self that goes so deep and far back, that you may not remember. Take 10-20 drops as desired either in water or directly, to lift spirits and bring you closer to yourself.
Schisandra Tincture: Made with schisandra berries extracted in vodka or brandy. Schisandra is an adaptogen herb that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in Japan, and Korea. The Chinese name for Schisandra is we wei zi, which means “five flavors fruit”. It has numerous benefits and uses. It is supportive of the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. It’s helpful for kidneys, liver, and lungs. It’s high in antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory and antiasthmatic effects so is useful for people who have asthma with wheezing. It calms the shen and is effective for people with stress-induced palpitations, insomnia, anxiety, and bad dreams (Winston and Maimes, Adaptogens 2007). It also helps with menopausal sweating. It has a dual action of stimulating the nervous system to enhance reflexes and mental activity, and at the same time, it is calming and helps relieve anxiety and stress. Schisandra helps prevent immune system depletion caused by stress. Schisandra has a normalizing effect on blood pressure. It helps improve eyesight and decrease eye fatigue from extended time on the computer. Adults take a dropperful 1-3 times daily, as desired.
Shatavari Root: Adaptogen. Wild Asparagus root. Translated as, “She who has hundreds of husbands”. Gives good strong energy. Helps balance hormones and ease irritability. Grounding. Good for reproductive system. Good for men and women. Anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, antispasmodic, immune tonic, lung tonic, good for digestion. Take 1 dropperful, 2x daily, as you would a supplement. Works best when taken regularly; will help your system balance. Great to take together with Ashwagandha–they make good friends.
Spring Green Tonic: Fresh violet leaves and flowers, chickweed, and cleavers. All wildcrafted in Austin. Uses: Nourishing, high in minerals, cleansing, helps move lymph, helps eczema and skin issues, good for cough and bronchitis, good for the heart, and anti-cancer. Nourishes connection with wildness and the earth. Dosage: Take 20-30 drops or 1 dropperful daily for energy and vitality or to assist with any of the conditions listed above. Also use to bring magic and wonder into your day. Out of Stock
Violet: Made with fresh leaves and flowers. A wonderful blood cleanser. Good for cough and respiratory issues. Anti-inflammatory. Helps with skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis. Cooling, soothing effect on head, mind, brain, and nervous system. Helps fevers. A friend of female issues and sore breasts. Good for the senses and the spiritual heart. Take 20-30 drops as desired. Out of Stock
Ashwagandha Rose Lavender: In brandy and honey. Uses: to bring beauty and softness to the spiritual heart. Brings calm strength. To help deal with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or loss. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen herb that helps normalize cortisol levels, balance hormones, help irritability, supports adrenals, and helps with good sleep. Dosage: take 1 dropperful, 1-3x daily.
Fiery Love: Damiana, Muira Puama, Shatavari, warming spices (ginger, cloves, cinnamon, anise, cardamom, cacao), brandy and honey. Uses: to bring fire, passion, and desire to the heart and body. Aphrodesiac. Very stimulating. Great to take with partner to show interest and fuel desire. Acts on urinary-genito tract. Also good for digestion. This elixir can be felt in the spiritual heart and physically in the genitals. Dosage: take 1-2 dropperfuls, wait 10 minutes, and then bring your attention to your heart and body. Only take as desired, not as a daily supplement. Also, Damiana is helpful with urinary tract health.
Calm Heart: Hawthorn berries, peach leaves & stems, passionflower, vodka, brandy, honey. Peach stems & leaves and passionflower harvested locally. Uses: to soothe the nervous system and nourish the spiritual heart. To bring calm, softness, beauty. Modulates blood pressure. Good for circulatory system. Moistening. Helps deal with stress and sadness. Peach is an old Appalachian remedy for stress. Dosage: take a dropperful as desired up to 3 times daily. Directly on tongue or in a drink. Enjoy the soft flavor as part of the healing experience.
Lemon Shen Elixir: Fresh organic lemons, rosemary, lemon balm, mint, hawthorn berries, nutmeg, cloves, vodka, honey. This is a spirit and heart lifter–both calming and uplifting. Good for mild depression and anxiety. Also good to boost immune system and help respiratory symptoms of cold. Lemon helps us move spirit or “shen” from our heads to our hearts. Too much spirit in our heads causes anxiety; in our hearts we can find balance and truth on our paths. Take a dropperful as desired. Out of Stock This is a seasonal heart elixir that I make with lemons from my tree. It is generally available December through March.
Peach Heart Elixir: Fresh organic peaches, peach leaves, pink rose petals, cinnamon, brandy, and honey. Calming and sunny. Peach leaves are an old Appalachian remedy for stress and anxiety. Peach is soothing for the nervous system and nurturing for the spiritual heart. It is helpful for grief, fear, sadness, and old broken heart issues that are stuck. With the rose petals, this elixir is a beautiful heart opener and a way to give yourself compassion and calm. It’s also cooling and moisturizing, making it a great summer remedy. Take 10-20 drops as desired. Out of Stock This is a seasonal heart elixir that is generally available June through September.
Pear Lemon Balm Cordial: Pear fruit, fresh lemon balm leaves, rose petals, cardamom, brandy and honey. Soft, beautiful and abundant with spirit. Brings love, calm, and knowing with your heart. Nurturing and soothing to heart, spirit and nervous system. Enjoy a dropperful directly on tongue as desired. Out of Stock
Tulsi Lemon Balm Heart Elixir: Tulsi (Holy Basil), fresh lemon balm from my garden, hawthorn berries, brandy, local honey. This elixir lifts the spirits, opens the heart, and calms the stress. Tulsi is an adaptogen herb with many health benefits including anti-oxidant, oxygen circulation in brain and body, helps body deal with stress, balances, calms, energizes. Tulsi is a sacred herb in India, used in prayer and ceremonies. Lemon balm is a nervine herb that lifts the spirits and calms the heart. Its medicinal benefits include aiding digestion or tummy trouble, soothing the nervous system, clear breathing, and anti-microbial actions for warding off sickness. Lemon balm is a dear herbal friend of mine and makes me happy! Hawthorn berry is nervine and helps modulate blood pressure. Hawthorn is very good medicine to take regularly for healthy cardiovascular system. Take a dropperful as desired; 1-3x daily if using to balance blood pressure.
Agarita Sunset: Agarita leaves & stems, orange peel, rose petals, lavender flowers, cardamom, cacao, vodka. Uses: for healthy digestion. Take before meals to get digestive juices going. Take any time for stomach upset. Stimulates liver. Dosage: 1-2 dropperfuls directly on tongue, in sparkling water, iced tea, or cocktail as desired. Not to be taken during pregnancy. Consult with doctor before using if you have liver or gallbladder condition. Out of Stock
Mugwort Bitters: With lemon, calendula, and lemon balm. Mugwort has been used for bringing interesting dreams and in magic to bring love! Also great for stimulating digestion. Anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Aides depression and eases tension. Delicious served in sparkling water with ice or in a cocktail! Not to be taken during pregnancy. Dosage: Take 1 dropperful before meals or when there’s tummy trouble. Use to taste in cocktails. Out of Stock
Prickly Lettuce: With grapefruit and cinnamon. Prickly lettuce grows abundantly around here, and I wild harvested the plant for these bitters from land in Dripping Springs. Good for digestion, respiratory and coughs, calming. Take 1 dropperful as desired. Great in sparkling water or a cocktail. Out of Stock
Yarrow Bitters: Yarrow, Fresh Texas Grapefruit, ginger root, hawthorn berries, cardamom, extracted in Tito’s vodka. Excellent for digestion. Clears and protects the spirit and body. Helps clear flu symptoms, fever, diarrhea, nausea. Is good for treating varicose veins. Magical flowers and soft feathery leaves….nurtures body and heart with magical inspiration. Excellent in sparkling water, sparkling wine, and in vodka cocktails. Use 1-2 droppers per cocktail or 1 dropperful directly as needed. Out of Stock
Drinking Vinegars: Made in small, seasonal batches, the flavors change each week. Always made with organic raw apple cider vinegar, fresh fruit and herbs, and a small amount of organic sugar or local honey. These vinegars have probiotic effects for digestion and make delicious, refreshing drinks called Shrubs.
To make a shrub: in a 12-16 oz jar, add ice, 1 oz drinking vinegar, 1.5 oz vodka or gin, fill with sparkling water. For refreshing non-alcoholic shrub, omit the alcohol. Drink to your health and wild flare!
Fire Cider: Horseradish root, ginger root, turmeric root, garlic, onion, rosemary, oregano, cayenne, raw apple cider vinegar, local honey. Uses: to clear sinuses, warm digestion, stimulate immune system, anti-inflammatory. Take a tablespoon as often as desired. Also good in vinaigrette and marinades. Out of Stock A new batch coming first of December!
Elderberry Syrup: Elderberries, lemon balm, and local honey. Uses: immune tonic. Take daily to strengthen immune system. Helpful to shorten duration and severity of viruses such as colds and flu. Sooths cough. Dosage: for kids ages 2 and above, 1 teaspoon daily as immune tonic or 3x daily for sickness. Great to give kids when they wake up coughing. For adults, take 1 tablespoon daily; 3x when sick