Herbal Apothecary

 

On this page, you can find a list of the herbs and related products you can purchase from our herbal apothecary.  These products will soon be available online, but until then, please, feel free to browse our selection of herbs.

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Alfalfa

Alfalfa

Alfalfa has been known to be good for the relief of ulcers, arthritis pain, and can help improve breast milk flow. Alfalfa is excellent in teas, salads, soups, and casseroles.

Dried Arnica Flowers

Dried Arnica Flowers

Arnica Flowers are good for relieving acne, boils, rashes, bruises, sprains, and pain. Arnica is best used in an infusions, oils, teas, and ointments. Just be careful when ingesting Arnica; it contains Helenalin, which is toxic.

Arrowroot Powder

Arrowroot Powder

Arrowroot Powder is an awesome substitute for wheat flour in baked goods, for all your gluten free baking needs.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha can boost energy, aid in illness recovery, can reduce stress. Ashwagandha is best consumed in a powdered form in either tea or a capsule.

Ashwagandha Powder

Ashwagandha Powder

Ashwagandha can boost energy, aid in illness recovery, can reduce stress. Ashwagandha is best consumed in a powdered form in either tea or a capsule.

Astragalus Root

Astragalus Root

Astragalus can provide an immune boost and is excellent for maintaining a healthy heart. Astragalus is best served powder sprinkled on food, mixed in a smoothie, as a tea, or taken as an extract or capsule.

Local Bee's Wax

Local Bee's Wax

This beautiful, local bee's wax is great for any wax based projects you are under taking. Things like, say, candle making, sculpting, or, perhaps, voodoo...

Burdock Root

Burdock Root

Burdock Root is a source of potassium, vitamins, and minerals. It is great for disease prevention and can aid in insulin regulation. It is also an anti-oxidant and a laxative. Burdock Root is best used as an infusion, decoction, tincture. For the more adventurous among you, it can also be powdered and encapsulated.

Boneset

Boneset

Boneset makes a good stimulant and laxative. It can also be used to help get rid of the flu. Burning boneset helps keep pesky wasps at bay. Boneset is best in teas, tinctures, capsules, and smoke.

Black Cohosh Root

Black Cohosh Root

Black Cohosh Root can help deal with symptoms of menopause. Black Cohosh Root is best ground up and encapsulated, in a tincture, or in tea.

Cosmetic Grade Borax

Cosmetic Grade Borax

Borax (Sodium tetraborate decahydrate) is great for making your own cosmetic products.

Butcher's Broom

Butcher's Broom

Butcher's Broom helps with vascular maintenance. Excellent if you have varicose veins or haemorrhoids. Butcher's Broom is best taken as a tea or extract.

Calendula Flowers

Calendula Flowers

Calendula Flowers are great for cleaning cuts and other minor wounds. They are also great for general skin care and when infused into water, can be gargled to aid sore throats. Calendula Flowers are best consumed as a tea, infusion, or tincture. The can also be made into oils and creams for application to the skin.

Cardamon Powder

Cardamon Powder

Cardamon Powder is flavourful spice good on chicken, coffee, curry, duck, lentils, meat, oranges, peas, rice, or squash.

Cardamon Pods

Cardamon Pods

Cardamon is great for spicing up your meals. Just grind it up and sprinkle it on chicken, coffee, curry, duck, lentils, meat, oranges, peas, rice, or squash.

Candelilla Wax

Candelilla Wax

Candelilla Wax can be used as a thickener in homemade balms or as a binding agent in homemade chewing gum.

Catnip

Catnip

Catnip isn't just for cats. It is also a great sedative and digestive aid. Catnip is great as a tea, tincture, or oil.

Cinnamon Powder

Cinnamon Powder

Cinnamon Powder is good for blood sugar management, yeast infections, stomach flu, IBS, arthritis, antibacterial, food preservative, odour neutralizer, anti oxidant, cold sore throat. Cinnamon Powder is great in teas, with a couple teaspoons of honey, and as an oil.

Cinnamon Sticks

Cinnamon Sticks

Cinnamon Sticks are great for some Christmas Time flair. Drop one in some apple cider, and you have one heck of a festive drink.

Chamomile Flowers

Chamomile Flowers

Chamomile Flowers share the calming and sleep aiding properties that Chamomile Tea is well known for. Chamomile Flowers are also great for healing minor wounds and simple ailments. They also have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-spasmodic. Chamomile Flowers are best in tea, salve, vapour, or wash.

Chicory Root

Chicory Root

Chicory Root can be a coffee substitute and provides Vitamin C. It is an anti-oxidant. Chicory Root is best in a tea or cool beverage. It is also nice in a salad.

Cloves

Cloves

Cloves are a well known spice, but they have a secret. They are good for combating the scourge of flatulence.

Red Clover

Red Clover

Red Clover is a very versatile herb. It can be used to combat PMS and menopause as well as breast health. It helps circulate blood and increases urine production. It can lower cholesterol help prevent osteoporosis and reduces the possibility of blood clots. It is also a mild sedative and can loosen phlegm. Red Clover is best taken raw, in a tea, in a salad, as an extract, or in a capsule.

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter is great for making creams, balms, soaps, and lotions.

Comfrey Root

Comfrey Root

Comfrey is great for helping heal gashes and lacerations. Comfrey should be applied as a salve or in a poultice.

Roasted Dandelion Root

Roasted Dandelion Root

Roasted Dandelion Root is a mild diuretic, a detoxifier, and coffee substitute. It also aids in internal organ development, unless it's used for its final use: Making liquor. Roasted Dandelion Root is best as a tea, a coffee substitute, or as a liquor.

Dong Quai

Dong Quai

Dong Quai can help with fatigue, pelvic pain, irregular menstrual cycles, inflammation, pain, and premature ejaculation. It can also act as a muscle-relaxant. Dong Quai is best in capsules and tinctures.

Pure Diatomaceous Earth Powder

Pure Diatomaceous Earth Powder

Pure Diatomaceous Earth Powder is composed of thousands of tiny silica shards. It is great for killing insects and can be ingested safely to kill parasites. It is easy to mix into a drink, but trace amounts can be found in most grain products. This is because it is safe to ingest and really good at killing bugs. Like, scary good. This stuff is super cool.

Echinacea Angustifolia

Echinacea Angustifolia

Echinacea Angustifolia is anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, and an anti-biotic. Echinacea Angustifolia is great as a tea, decoction, infusion, extract, or tincture.

Echinacea Purpurea

Echinacea Purpurea

Echinacea Purpurea is versatile herb with a multitude of uses including: recovery from colds, coughs, flu and other upper respiratory conditions. It can reduce enlarged lymph glands, dull sore throats, and help urinary tract infections. Externally it is great for wounds, skin regeneration, skin infections, psoriasis, eczema, inflammatory skin conditions, boils, and acne. Echinacea Purpurea can be consumed in a tea, a tincture, or a juice. Externally, it is best in a cream.

Elder Flowers

Elder Flowers

Elder Flowers are great as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and laxative. Elder Flowers are great in a drink.

Epsom Salts

Epsom Salts

Epsom Salts are great for relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating cold and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body. Epsom Salts are best in a bath. We sell various bath salts on our Bath Page

Frankincense Powder

Frankincense Powder

Frankincense Powder is an anti-biotic and anti-fungal. It is also has anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties. You can also use Frankincense Powder to heal external wounds and burns. Frankincense Powder is best in a tincture or tea. Externally, it is best in a poultice or salve.

Ginger Root

Ginger Root

Ginger Root is a great anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and antiviral. For mothers and mothers to be it is excellent for pregnancy induced nausea and colic. When the cold, harsh winds of winter blow, ginger root can help with chills, colds, and flus. It is also useful for gastrointestinal issues such as bloating and cramps. Ginger Root is great in teas, salads, salves, and ales.

American Ginseng

American Ginseng

American Ginseng is excellent for energy, cognitive function, anti inflammatory, cancer prevention, and erectile dysfunction. American Ginseng is best taken by capsule over the course of three months once a year. Alternatively, it can be taken as a tea.

Siberian Ginseng

Siberian Ginseng

Siberian Ginseng and American Ginseng are incredibly similar, so our Siberian Ginseng is a powdered alternative to American Ginseng.

Goat Milk Powder

Goat Milk Powder

Goat Milk Powder is great for making your own Cosmetics.

Goldenseal Root Powder

Goldenseal Root Powder

Goldenseal Root Powder works wonders for maintaining the health of your mucus and maintaining the health of you digestive track. Goldenseal Root Powder is best taken as a tea, poultice, decoction, capsule, or infusion.

Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus Flowers is a diuretic, can treat heart and nerve dieseases, constipation, liver diesease, colds, and can help reduce high blood pressure. Hibiscus Flowers are best as a tea, a dye, an extract, or in a capsule.

Hyssop

Hyssop

Hyssop is great for dealing with coughs, increasing energy, and can help with gas build up. Hyssop is best as a tea, extract, or capsule.

Juniper Berries

Juniper Berries

Juniper Berries are great for increasing urine flow, helping pass gas, promoting appetite and helping with digestion. Juniper Berries are great as a tea, an extract, in a capsule, or ground up and used in smoothies or sprinkled on food. Alternatively, gin is made from juniper berries, if that's more your scene.

Kava Root - Chemical Free

Kava Root - Chemical Free

Kava Root is a great sedative and can be used to deal with anxiety. Kava Root is best in a tea or capsule.

Krishna Tulsi (Holy Basil)

Krishna Tulsi (Holy Basil)

Krishna Tulsi is great for treating Asthma, bronchitis, colds, congestion, coughs, flu, sinusitis, sore throat and similar ailments, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, headaches, earaches and eye disorders, skin diseases and insect bites, cramping, gastric disorders, indigestion, intestinal parasites, mouth diseases, ulcers and vomiting, diabetes and blood sugar imbalances, joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis, kidney stones, malaria, and cancer. It's best as a tea, a powder, or raw.

Lavender Flowers

Lavender Flowers

Lavender Flowers provide a natural mood boost and are can provide some flavouring for you culinary experiments. Lavender Flowers also act as a natural aphrodisiac. Lavender Flowers are best in a tea, a tincture, in baking, as garnishes, or as a spice.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm can help with bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, influenza, mood disorders, palpitations, toothache, vomiting, nervous agitation, sleeping problems, functional gastrointestinal complaints, menstrual cramps and urinary spasms. Lemon Balm is best in teas, salads, or tinctures.

Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass is an excellent garnish or spice. It's hints of citrus make it great for fresh summer dishes.

Licorice Root

Licorice Root

Licorice (or Liquorice) Root is great for asthma, athlete's foot, baldness, body odour, bursitis, canker sores, chronic fatigue, depression, colds and flu, coughs, dandruff, emphysema, gingivitis and tooth decay, gout, heartburn, HIV, viral infections, fungal infections, ulcers, liver problems, Lyme disease, menopause, psoriasis, shingles, sore throat, tendinitis, tuberculosis, ulcers, yeast infections, prostate enlargement and arthritis. Licorice Root is best as an extract, tea or salve.

Lobelia

Lobelia

Lobelia is great for treating asthma, allergies, whooping cough, congestion, and bronchitis. Lobelia is toxic if taken in doses higher than 500 mgs. It can be taken as a tincture, extract, tea, or capsule. I recommend taking Lobelia with other herbs, as it has a very strong flavour.

Marshmallow Root

Marshmallow Root

Marshmallow Root is a great anti-inflammatory. Marshmallow Root is best as a tincture, extract, or infusion.

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle is a great decongestant and anti-inflammatory. It is also great for dealing with all kinds of haemorrhaging. For internal use, Milk Thistle is best as a tea or a capsule. For external use, an oil infusion or in poultice.

Dried Nettle Tops and Leaves

Dried Nettle Tops and Leaves

Dried Nettle Tops and Leaves are great for skin irritation and can increase flow of urine. Internally, Nettle Tops and Leaves are best in teas, extracts, capsules, and salads. Externally, they are best in poultices and salves.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a great spice and is mildly psychoactive. Great in all kinds of food.

Oolong Tea

Oolong Tea

Oolong Tea is great for lowering cholesterol and dealing with inflammatory disorders. Oolong Tea is great for overall health. Oolong Tea is best in... tea.

Pau D'Arco

Pau D'Arco

Pau D'Arco is great for dealing with symptoms of lupus, fibromyalgia, diabetes, cold and flu, smokers cough, cancer, and yeast infections. It can also help with staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus, helicobacter pylori (common cause of stomach ulcers), brucella, tuberculosis, pneumonia, dysentery, and malaria. It is also an anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, and antioxidant. Pau D'Arco is best in a tea or tincture.

Peppermint Leaves

Peppermint Leaves

Peppermint Leaves are wonderful for gastro intestinal issues such as upset stomach, gas, and irritable bowel syndrome. They are also great for stress, headaches, bad breath, and muscle pain. Peppermint Leaves are best in tea, tincture, or baked goods.

Whole White Pepper

Whole White Pepper

White Pepper is a spice primarily found in Indonesia. It's great in combination with or as a substitute for black pepper.

Plantain Leaf

Plantain Leaf

Plantain Leaf is great for treating urogenital tract disorders, respiratory system disorders, gastrointestinal tract disorders, skin ailments, blood system disorders, nervous system disorders, cardiovascular system disorders, and rheumatism. Plantain Leaf is best in a panacea, Salve, tea, tincture

Fine Pumice

Fine Pumice

Pumice, especially this Finely Ground Pumice, is great for exfoliation. For the more adventurous among you, pumice is great for making your own concrete or cinder blocks. #DIY

Red Rooibos

Red Rooibos

Red Rooibos make a delicious tea and are often mixed with sweet berry or tropical teas. Our Red Rooibos are fair trade.

Rosehip Powder

Rosehip Powder

Rosehip Powder is excellent for arthritis, Vitamin C, healing, skin care, and constipation. Rosehip Powder is best in teas, capsules, or liquors.

Rosemary Leaves

Rosemary Leaves

Rosemary Leaves can help with eczema, asthma, speeding up the healing of wounds and bruises, dandruff, hair growth, and menstrual cramps. Rosemary Leaves are also great for spicing up a chicken or pork roast. Rosemary is best taken in a poultice, tea, tincture, or as seasoning.

Sage Leaves

Sage Leaves

Sage Leaves are excellent for sprains, swelling, ulcers, sore throats, coughs, rheumatism, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Sage Leaves are best used in a poultice, as a tea, in tincture, or as an extract.

Sassafras Bark

Sassafras Bark

Sassafras Bark is good for treating acne, urinary disorders, fever, scurvy, skin sores, kidney problems, toothaches, rheumatism, swelling, Alan Alda, menstrual disorders and sexually transmitted diseases, bronchitis, hypertension, and dysentery. It is also an ingredient in many Cajun dishes and the flavouring ingredient of root beer. For foodies, Sassafras is great in salads, gumbos, and home made Root Beer. For others, Sassafras is best as a tea or in a poultice.

Skullcap

Skullcap

Skullcap is great for treating cold, fever, and high blood pressure. It is also a mild sedative. Skullcap is best taken as a tea, a tincture, or in a capsule.

St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort is a versatile herb that can help with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, menopausal mood swings, and premenstrual syndrome, nicotine withdrawal, stomach ache, colic, lung congestion, insomnia, anemia, headaches, and jaundice. St. John's Wort is best in a tea.

Star Anise Pods

Star Anise Pods

Star Anise Pods are great for spicing up South Asian dishes, or, on account of their liquorice like flavour, as a breath freshener.

Tarragon

Tarragon

Tarragon is a spice, an antioxidant, can help reduces risk of heart attack/stroke, and is a source of minerals. Tarragon is best used in culinary dishes.

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder is a great antioxidant and anti-depressant. It can reduces risk of heart attacks and strokes. It is a source of minerals and can help improve brain function, lower the risk of heart disease, and deal with arthritis pain. It is great in a curry or raw. Just in, like, a cup. If you take it raw, I'd recommend taking it with some black pepper, as black pepper helps absorb Turmeric into the blood stream.

Valerion Root

Valerion Root

Valerion Root can help with anxiety, stress, depression, attention deficit disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, tremors, epilepsy, and menopause symptoms. However, it does smell like dog feces, so don't say I didn't warn you. Apparently, Valerion Root is best in a tea, tincture, or capsule.

Vanilla Bean

Vanilla Bean

Vanilla Beans are great for making things smell nice. Or taste nice. Or getting your self drunk, if they're mixed with vodka.

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is great for hemorrhoid relief, sore throat, swollen gums, swimmers ear, diaper rash, sunburn, bites, and stings. It can also help fade bruises, clear up blemishes, and treat acne. Also, it turns witches hazel. In colour. Witch Hazel is best in a cream, as a mouth wash, or directly applied to your body part of choice.

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum is a great stabilizer for home made creams. Xanthan is also a fun, 21sth century alternative to the name Nathan.

Yarrow

Yarrow

Yarrow is great for relief of fevers, cold and flu symptoms, cramp, itching, rashes, sore throat, hemoptysis, hematuria and other forms of hemorrhaging, incontinence of urine, diabetes, hemorrhoids with bloody and mucoid discharges, and dysentery, menorrhagia, flatulence, and spasmodic diseases. Yarrow is best in teas, juices, tinctures, compresses, or as a lotion.

Yellow Dock Root

Yellow Dock Root

Yellow Dock Root is excellent for blood purification (in a non fascist way), digestion, waste elimination, prevention of toxins from building up in the body, antioxidant, and aiding in destruction of foreign organisms. Yellow Dock Root is best taken as a tea, a tincture, or a tonic.

Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate (pronounced YER-buh-MAH-tay) is a great energy Booster, antioxidan, digestion aid, weight control aid, cardiovascular health booster. Yerba Mate is best in tea.

Please feel free to leave a comment about any experiences you've had with the herbs (and related products) found in our apothecary.

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