TINCTURES AND TINCTURE FORMULAS:
Prices are stated in U.S. Dollars and are suggested "donations" to cover the cost of making these herbal products available to people.
ANTISEPTIC WASH FOR WOUNDS, SKIN PROBLEMS, ACNE (Formerly called
SKIN/ACNE FORMULA Tincture) -- 1 oz. $6.00; 2 oz. $12.00.
White Sage leaf, Usnea, Oregon Grape root, Plantain leaf, Canaigre root (Wild
Rhubarb), Chaparral leaf, Black Walnut hull, plus Tea Tree oil and Lavender
oil, alcohol. I use this as a healing antiseptic for wounds, sores, pimples, or
other skin eruptions. Shake well and pour onto cotton pad to apply to cleansed
skin or wound. For external use only. Reported to fight infections.
(“The only thing I’ve found that controls my adult acne problem.”)
BREATH RESCUE FORMULA TINCTURE -- 2 oz. $12.00 Alcohol extractions of Gum Weed (Grindelia squarrosa), Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon spp.), Osha root (Ligusticum porteri) and Lobelia (Lobelia inflata). Reported to thin mucous and clear breathing passages, and is an expectorant; it is especially good for chronic bronchitis, asthma and emphysema. Do not take internally during pregnancy. Can be used in hot water for steam inhalation therapy.
CANDIDA YEAST TINCTURE FORMULA -- 2 oz. $12.00
For intestinal and systemic dysbiosis, especially when caused by overgrowth of
Candida albicans and other parasitical flora. The herbs in this formula are
reported to fight yeast, fungus, bacteria, virus and other infectious
organisms; encourage and strengthen immune system response; cleanse and purify
the blood; and normalize blood chemistry. Follow treatment with Lactobacillus acidophilus
supplementation to restore “friendly” bacteria in the intestines. Contains:
alcohol extractions of Desert Willow leaf and flower (Chilopsis linearis),
Oregon Grape root (Mahonia aquifolia), Usnea (Usnea spp.), Cleavers (Galium
aparine), Echinacea root (Echinacea purpurea) and Crucifixion Thorn (Canotia holacantha), alcohol. Note: Crucifixion Thorn is an active and effective inhibitor
of intestinal protozoa.
COLD AND FLU Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
Osha root, Echinacea root, Usnea, Licorice root, Mormon Tea, White Willow Bark,
alcohol. I feel this mixture stimulates and enhances the immune system response
and interferon production; some of these herbs are reported to be antimicrobial, antiseptic; soothes/anesthetizes sore
throat pain, cough; bronchial irritation; anti-spasmodic, decongestant,
expectorant, analgesic, reduces fever, removes toxins. Allow a one week break
after 10 days of use. Do not take internally during pregnancy. May raise blood
pressure. (“Really relieves my cold symptoms; shortens the
CRAMP RELIEF FORMULA Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
Crampbark, Ginger root, Lemon Balm, Kava Kava, White Willow bark, Chamomile
flower, Passion flower, Skullcap, Catnip, Yarrow, Sage, Hops, Hyssop, Oregon
Grape root, alcohol. Reported to relieve menstrual cramps along with the pain,
bloating and overall congestion and discomfort. Will also calm the cramping
associated with diarrhea. Do not use if pregnant.
EXPECTORANT/DECONGESTANT Tincture-- 2 oz. $12.00
Horehound, Mullein leaf, Osha root, Wild Cherry bark, Mormon Tea, Yerba Santa
leaf, alcohol. Reported to thin mucous and encourage productive expectoration
to clear lungs and bronchial passages. Might temporarily elevate blood
ESSIAC TINCTURE -- 2 oz. $12.00
This is an alcohol tincture of the herbs in the Essiac tea mixture. Contains
Burdock root, Sheep Sorrel, Turkey Rhubarb root, Slippery Elm bark, alcohol.
Reported to be a blood purifier and enhances the body’s ability to fight and
HAY FEVER FORMULA Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
Osha root, Mormon Tea, Licorice root, Yerba Santa leaf, Reishi Mushroom,
Astragalus root, Chaparral leaf, and Ginger root, alcohol. I take one dropper
two or three times per day to relieve pollen-induced allergy symptoms.
Discontinue or reduce dose if blood pressure elevates. Use only with advice of
physician if pregnant.
HAY FEVER 2 COMBINATION Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00 Osha root, Yerba Santa leaf, White Willow bark, Wild Cherry
bark, Mullein leaf, Horehound, Reishi Mushroom, Usnea, Chaparral leaf, Ginger
root, alcohol. Shake well. This formula is for those who have problems with
high blood pressure and want to avoid the herbs that can elevate it. Use
only with the advice of physician if pregnant. (“This has kept
my hay fever under control when nothing else works and keeps me from getting
IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
An alcohol tincture combination of Schizandra berry (Schizandra chinensis),
Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum, Pau D’Arco (Tabecuia impetiginosa),
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceous), Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Usnea (Usnea sp.), Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and
bee Propolis. The ingredients in this combination are reported to stimulate,
activate, strengthen and regulate immune system response. It is also reported
to be antibacterial, antiviral, vulnerary, antibiotic, antifungal,
anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-allergenic and antiseptic. Use externally
for wounds and skin diseases. Do not take internally during pregnancy.
SINGLE HERB TINCTURES:
BEE PROPOLIS tincture – 2 oz. $12.00
An alcohol extraction of Bee propolis. Propolis has been found effective as a vulnerary, antiviral, antibiotic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiallergenic, immune system enhancer, antiseptic and antibacterial, even with antibiotic-resistant strains. A study at Columbia University found propolis to inhibit cancer cell growth. Use topically for cold sores, skin lesions, rashes, acne and burns. Note: bees produce propolis by gathering plant resin, then combining it with nectar, honey, pollen, wax, and their own enzymes. Bees use it to line the hive opening and patch hive breaches. Propolis protects the hive from contaminants and sterilizes returning bees as they enter the hive. It is a stabilizer, cement, insulator, filler, varnish for the comb, and antiseptic.
BLACK WALNUT HULL Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
) – Black walnut hull alcohol extraction; said to be a strong antiseptic,
antimicrobial used internally or externally to fight virus, bacteria, fungus,
yeast and parasite infections such as cold sores, boils, warts, pimples,
eczema, toe fungus, poison ivy/oak, ringworm, scabies, intestinal worms,
dysentery, wound infections; toxic blood purifier; helps promote bowel
CANAIGRE Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
) (Wild Rhubarb, Red Dock, Tanner’s Dock) – Canaigre tuber alcohol extraction;
reported to be reported to be an astringent and hemostatic wash for cuts, scrapes, sores,
inflammations, hives, contact dermatitis, chafing, rash, acne, burns, sunburn;
use as a mouthwash or gargle for ulcerations of the gums and oral mucosa and
for sore throat. Some people use it internally as a laxative and digestive
tonic. Do not take internally when pregnant.
CHAPARRAL LEAF Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
(Larrea tridentata) – Chaparral leaf alcohol extraction. Reported to be antimicrobial--good
externally for first aid antiseptic; liniment for sore joints. Limited internal
therapy for impaired liver metabolism, allergies, arthritis, autoimmunity
dysfunction. Internal use--small doses, limited duration.
CLEAVERS Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
(Galium aparine) – fresh plant tincture. Reported to be alterative, astringent, diuretic, antipyretic, laxative; tones and soothes irritations of the kidneys and urinary tract; helps break fevers; as a lymphatic cleanser will reduce swollen glands and tonsillitis; mild, safe and effective.
CRUCIFIXION THORN Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
(Canotia holacantha) Crucifixion Thorn tree twig alcohol extraction. [Note: This species of Arizona Crucifixion Thorn Tree grows in northwestern Arizona at elevations from 2000 feet to 4500 feet. Canotia, and the lower altitude Crucifixion Thorn, Castela emoryi or Holacantha emoryi, commonly called Chaparro Amargosa, have both been used traditionally by indigenous people for the same medicinal purposes. Castela emoryi is now declared to be an endangered species in southern California. The northern Arizona Crucifixion Thorn is plentiful. The medicinal properties and effects of the two Crucifixion thorns here described seem to be identical except that the southern plant tends to taste stronger.] Reported to be an active inhibitor of intestinal protozoa, such as Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba histolytica. I use this to prevent or limit the magnitude of infections before they occur and to fight active infections. Do not use during pregnancy without consulting a physician. NOTE: Chaparro Amargosa tincture also available upon request at the same price. (“I won’t travel in foreign countries without this.” DH in UT)
DESERT WILLOW TINCTURE -- 2 oz. $12.00
(Chilopsis linearis) (Also called Mimbre) Alcohol extraction of flowers and leaves. Reported to be very effective against fungus and Candida yeast infections, used both internally and externally. Apply topically to external fungus or yeast infections and irritations. Can be used as a poultice by saturating sterile gauze and applying to the affected area. For yeast or fungus irritation on skin in tender places of the body it would be more comfortable to use "Gentle Balm," which also contains Desert Willow. (See products, salves page)
ECHINACEA ROOT Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
(Echinacea angustifolia/E. Purpurea)
Echinacea root alcohol extraction. Internal use reported to enhance the action
of the immune system, increasing response time and efficiency. Use only at
onset of illness, not more than 10 days/allow one week off before resuming use.
Also, can be applied on a gauze pad externally to poison snake and spider bites--said
to neutralize poison and reaction.
ELDERBERRY TINCTURE – 2 oz. $12.00
( Sambucus nigra) An alcohol extraction of elder flowers and ripe berries. Used by many as a blood purifier and to normalize bowel function, for relief of allergy symptoms, colds, coughs, flu and other viral infections, to calm colic, relieve urinary tract complaints, edema and rheumatic pains. Said to strengthen the immune system. The flavonoid content is said to be helpful to strengthen capillaries and thus healing to bruises.
GINGER ROOT Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
(Zingiberis officinalis) – Ginger root alcohol extraction. Reported to
be anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, helps reduce cholesterol and
blood pressure, helps prevent internal blood clots. Can be used internally to
relieve indigestion, gas, cold, flu, fever, arthritis symptoms; to soothe
abdominal, uterine, gastrointestinal tract cramping; to relieve and prevent
motion sickness. It is suggested to use it with caution in small doses to
relieve morning sickness; large doses can promote menstruation flow.
(“Ginger root is the only sure thing to relieve me of motion sickness. Now I
can ride in the backseat of the car.”)
GOLDENSEAL ROOT Tincture 2 oz. $12.00
) – Goldenseal root alcohol extraction. Reported to be antiseptic,
antimicrobial: kills virus, bacteria, fungus and yeast; is an alterative,
tonic, laxative. I use it internally for infection, inflammation of mucous
membranes; relieves symptoms of cold and flu; aids indigestion and
constipation. Externally I use it on open sores, inflammations, eczema,
ringworm, cold sores, canker sores and itchy skin afflictions. Dilute in water
to gargle for tonsillitis and other throat problems, rinse mouth to heal and
relieve gum disease. When taken internally can raise blood pressure; will
destroy friendly intestinal bacteria; can reduce B vitamin absorption. Do not
take internally during pregnancy. Do not use internally for more than two weeks
at a time.
JUNIPER BERRY Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
.) – Crushed juniper berries and needles alcohol extraction. I use this
internally for urinary tract infections, to reduce swelling and inflammation in
joints, relieve gout, reduce uric acid content of blood, enhance digestion,
relieve gas and cramps. Said to normalize blood sugar metabolism. Do not use with
LICORICE ROOT Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
) – Licorice root alcohol extraction. Reported to be antimicrobial, stimulates
interferon production, antispasmodic, expectorant, good for lungs, stomach,
intestines, spleen, liver, female reproductive system, mild laxative helps to
eliminate toxins, enhances effectiveness of other herbs.
MORMON TEA Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
.) – Mormon tea plant alcohol extraction. I use this as a mild stimulant, and
decongestant; it seems to help asthma, bronchitis, and respiratory conditions,
congestive sinus problems, reduces allergies, mild diuretic so useful for
urinary tract problems. Can elevate blood pressure.
OREGON GRAPE ROOT Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
(Mahonia spp.) – Oregon grape root alcohol extraction. Reported to be
antimicrobial and antiseptic for skin and intestinal tract, bitter tonic for
digestion/stomach, stimulant to liver metabolism, blood purifier, chronic skin
disease (eczema, herpes, acne), stimulates glands, overcomes constipation. Many
people report that its blood purification properties relieve symptoms of PMS
and other toxic symptoms. (“Helped me feel myself again. Got rid
of the “snarls” and stressful feeling and I lost weight.”)
OSHA ROOT Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
(Ligusticum porteri) – Osha root alcohol extraction. Reported to be
antimicrobial, antiseptic. Internal: I use this as a good cold and flu therapy,
to soothes/anesthetize sore throat and cough, bronchial irritation,
indigestion. It is also reported to relieve symptoms of altitude sickness. External: wound wash and infection fighter. (“Nothing
relieves and stops a sore throat and cough faster, with a much shorter duration
for the illness time.”)
PLANTAIN LEAF Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
) – Plantain leaf alcohol extraction. I find this soothing internally for
diarrhea, stomach ache and ulcers, bronchitis, kidney and bladder infections,
acute neuralgia, hemorrhoids. Externally, I use plantain for skin rashes,
itches, insect bites and stings, snake bites, burns and sores. It seems to
neutralize the poisons and reaction.
ST. JOHN’S WORT Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
– Fresh St. John’s Wort flower alcohol extraction; reported to work as an
anti-depressant, and mood lifter. Some
people experience skin irritation or rashes and sun sensitivity when using St.
USNEA Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
(Usnea spp.) – Usnea lichen alcohol extraction. Reported to be
antibiotic, antimicrobial, antifungal. I use it to fight viral, bacterial,
yeast and fungus infections internally and externally, and as a good antiseptic wash for wounds. (“Usnea got rid of my infection in three days after four rounds of antibiotics failed me.”)
WHITE WILLOW BARK Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
) – White willow bark alcohol extraction. I use this internally to relieve
pain, reduce fever, for headache, hay fever, neuralgia, joint pain, as an
analgesic for kidney, urethra, bladder irritation, as an antiseptic for wounds,
ulcerations, eczema, inflammations, and to gargle for throat or tonsil pain.
WORMWOOD TINCTURE – 2 oz. $12.00
– Alcohol extraction of leaves and flowers. Internal use: Said to be a stomach bitter for indigestion; stimulates sweating
for fever reduction; relieves crampy menstruations; reported to help to expel roundworm and pinworm infections; strongly aromatic; antibacterial,
antimalarial, antifungal, antiamoebic, immunomodulator; anti-inflammatory; smooth muscle relaxant. Do not use internally during pregnancy. External use: antiseptic wound wash.
YERBA MANSA Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
(Anemopsis californica) An alcohol extraction of Yerba Mansa roots. Reported to be antibacterial, antifungal, diuretic and anti-inflammatory; works well for subacute congestion in mucous membranes; as a "hot" medicine, it is used for "cold" poorly healing conditions of the mouth, intestinal and urinary tracts and lungs. Said to help heal mouth, gum and throat sores, and ulcers of the stomach and duodenum. As a diuretic, it is said to stimulate the excretion of uric acid, which might aid many kinds of joint inflammation problems. Its aromatic properties may make it useful for nasal and lung congestion. Some people use it externally for abrasions, contusions and athlete's foot.
YERBA SANTA Tincture -- 2 oz. $12.00
.) – Yerba Santa leaf alcohol extraction. Reported to be an expectorant,
bronchial dilator and decongestant. I find this useful in chest colds,
bronchitis, asthma and hay fever. Also useful for mild bladder and urethra
infections, and for dysentery and diarrhea.
NOTE: (Ask for availability of other tinctures)
Reported uses for these herbs is not FDA approved. Reports are from personal
use and the experiences of others who use herbs for medicinal purposes. Always
shake tinctures and tincture combinations before using.